Participation

 

LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION

UN General Assembly resolutions 71/244 and 71/318 underline that the Second United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation “will be held at the highest possible level, including Heads of State and Government”.

 

SIZE OF THE DELEGATIONS

There is no limit to the size of the delegations coming to Argentina. However, seating in the plenary hall and dialogue rooms is limited to 3 and 2, respectively.

 

PARTICIPANTS

According to UN General Assembly resolutions 71/244 and 71/318, participation is open to:

  • all UN Member States and all members of specialized agencies that have observer status with the UN General Assembly;
  • intergovernmental organizations and other entities having received a standing invitation to participate as observers in the work of the UN General Assembly, and organizations and bodies of the UN to participate as observers;
  • all relevant stakeholders including civil society, the private sector, academic institutions, the scientific community, and philanthropic organizations whose work is related to the High-level Conference (please see paragraphs 7 to 8 of the UN General Assembly resolution 71/318.

 

Registration

 

▶ All UN Member States and all members of specialized agencies that have observer status with the General Assembly (this includes the 193 Member States plus the Holy See, State of Palestine and the European Union) – (see Protocol Note Verbale)

Deadline for online registration : 11 March 2019

 

▶ Intergovernmental organizations and other entities having received a standing invitation to participate as observers, and organizations and bodies of the United Nations to participate as observers (see list)

Deadline for online registration : 11 March 2019

 

▶ Other interested intergovernmental organizations that apply to the General Assembly for accreditation to the Conference, in accordance with the procedure followed in previous United Nations conferences

Deadline for online registration : 4 February 2019

 

▶ Associate members of UN regional commissions (see list)

Deadline for online registration : 11 March 2019

 

▶ Representatives of the specialized agencies and related organizations and representatives of interested United Nations organs (see list)

Deadline for online registration : 11 March 2019

 

▶ Other UN entities and departments (see list)

Deadline for online registration : 8 March 2019. Note: This link is strictly for United Nations staff. You will need a “Unite ID” to log on. If you do not have one, please email Mr. Mehdi Mirafzal (mehdi.mirafzal@unossc.org) with your official functional title and United Nations affiliation. Upon verification, you will be provided access to the link.

 

▶ Non-governmental organizations that are in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council

Deadline for online registration : 15 February 2019

 

▶ Non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the private sector, diaspora communities and migrant organizations that have received special accreditation to attend and participate in the Conference (see list)

Registration for accredited organizations is now open. The deadline for registration is 20 February 2019. Each accredited organization is allowed to register up to two representatives to attend the Conference.

In order to register, each representative will need to provide (upload) a letter signed by the Head of the Organization on an official letter-head designating them to represent the organization at the Conference. Please note that registrations without the letter will not be processed.

 

 

Registration in the list of Speakers

 

The deadline to request inclusion in the speakers list at the general debate (plenary) is 15 March 2019, and to speak at the interactive panel discussions is 8 March 2019. (A/CONF.235/INF/1*)

The programme of meetings, including the list of speakers for the general debate, will be made available daily in the edition of the Journal of the United Nations devoted to the Conference.

 

▶ General debate (plenary)

The list of speakers for the general debate will be established on a first-come, first-served basis, with the customary protocol that ensures that Heads of State or Government speak first, followed by other heads of delegation. The European Union will be included in the list of speakers. The list of speakers is open on the e-deleGATE platform (http://delegate.un.int), under General Assembly/Mandated Conferences.

All States wishing to register a speaker on the list are invited to send a request through the eSpeakers system. An acknowledgement email will be sent automatically within one hour of receiving the request.

In order to ensure that all speakers have an opportunity to deliver their statements, a time limit of five minutes has been established for statements by participating States and the European Union.

In addition to representatives of States participating in the Conference and the representatives of the European Union, representatives of the following may, in accordance with resolution 71/318 and decision 72/554 and time permitting, make a statement during the general debate: (a) intergovernmental organizations and other entities that have received a standing invitation from the General Assembly to participate in the capacity of observer in the sessions and work of all international conferences convened under its auspices (rule 60 of the provisional rules of procedure); (b) associate members of regional commissions (rule 61); (c) specialized agencies and related organizations (rule 62); (d) other intergovernmental organizations (rule 63); and (e) interested United Nations organs (rule 64). Those representatives may contact the secretariat (quiogue@un.org) to register as a speaker.

Representatives of non-governmental organizations and other organizations and institutions (rule 65) may, in accordance with resolution 71/318 and time permitting, also be added to the list of speakers of the general debate. Representatives of eligible non-governmental organizations are invited to indicate their interest in speaking during the general debate, time permitting, by completing by 15 March 2019 the online form available on the Conference website (https://www.unsouthsouth.org/bapa40/plenary-speaking-request-approved-organizations/).

A time limit of four minutes has been established for statements by participants other than States in the general debate.

 

▶ Interactive Panel discussions

Each panel discussion will be open to participation by representatives of participating States, up to eight representatives of intergovernmental organizations, up to eight relevant entities of the United Nations system and up to six representatives of non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. States participating in the Conference and other participants are encouraged to be represented at the sessions at the highest possible level.

At the discretion of the co-chairs, priority in the order of speakers will be given to those speaking at the level of Head of State or Government or at the ministerial or other high level, followed by high-level representatives of other stakeholders, taking into account that there will be no prepared list of speakers.

Representatives of participating States, the European Union and associate members of regional commissions are invited to indicate to the secretariat by email (duap@un.org and pricec@un.org) the order of preference for the panel discussions in which they would like to have a speaking slot, and to provide the name, title and level of participation, before the deadline of 15 March 2019.

Pursuant to paragraph 16 above, representatives of intergovernmental organizations, entities of the United Nations system, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders wishing to participate in the panel discussions are invited to register by filling out the online form on the Conference website (https://www.unsouthsouth.org/bapa40/panel-speaking-request-non-state-representatives/) before 8 March 2019, indicating the order of preference for the panel discussion in which they would like to participate, and to provide the name, title and level of participation.

To enable maximum participation, interventions should not exceed three minutes.

 

Members of the Media

 

Members of the media can apply for pre-accreditation via the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit website: http://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/request.shtml

When completing the online form, select the following venue: Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Media accompanying an official delegation may apply through the appropriate Permanent Mission in New York.

The deadline for pre-accreditation is 11 March, 2019.

On-site accreditation will begin on 17 March, 2019. Applying media will be required to present a letter of assignment and valid passport.

 

 

IMPORTANT VISA NOTICE

 

Please note that a successful accreditation does not guarantee entrance to Argentina. For further information on entry requirements, please refer to the Argentine Embassy or Consulate of your choice to check whether you require a visa and to know the details of the application procedure. For information on all Argentine diplomatic and consular representations abroad, please refer to the following link: https://cancilleria.gob.ar/en/representaciones

Accredited participants to the Conference through the United Nations System, may request their Visa in their country of residence or at any other Argentine representation of their choice.

Though the deadline for registration of UN entities is March 8 and for Member States is March 11, please, bear in mind that due to visa processing time (20 days) all delegates regardless of nationality should register themselves at the United Nations by March 1st in order to avoid delays in obtaining the Visa.