‘The deadline for accrediting for the eighth OEWG session is 22nd May 2017.
All NGOs with an interest in older people’s rights can accredit to the process. Accreditation gives your organisation official standing in the OEWG process, which could be influential in your national level advocacy. Even if you are unable to attend the meetings in New York, you can still submit documentation that will be displayed on the official OEWG website. New NGO accreditations are read out at the beginning of each meeting in New York and this sends an important signal to Member States of the growing civil society interest and engagement in this debate.
More information about participation and how NGOs can apply for accreditation is available on the UN website: https://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/ngos-eighthsession.shtml#accreditation.