Participation of civil society
The Statistical Commission, an inter-governmental body, generally welcomes the participation of non-members and the representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) in various aspects of its work, as observers. However, due to time and space constraints participation in the forthcoming 49th session of the Commission (6-9 March 2018) will be limited to the representatives of CSOs that are currently in consultative status with ECOSOC, who may participate as observers from the gallery, and on a first come-first served basis. A briefing for CSOs will be held on Thursday, 22 February 2018, in conference room 11, and it will be webcasted.
Representatives of CSOs wishing to attend the 49th session of the Commission as observers are kindly requested to communicate the composition of their delegations to Ms. Li Wang and Ms. Maria Isabel Cobos Hernandez of the United Nations Statistics Division/DESA (e-mail: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that only scanned copies of notes verbales will be accepted by e-mail.
Please note also that all formal meetings of the Commission will be webcast accessible through http://webtv.un.org/.
Members and non-members of the Commission are welcome to attend all open side events. However, participation in the newcomer orientation session, to be held at 12 noon on 5 March, is open to official national delegations only.