The accreditation window for the ninth OEWG session is not yet open. We will post further details here when this information becomes available.
All NGOs with an interest in older people’s rights can accredit to the OEWG process. Accreditation gives your organisation official standing in the OEWG process, which could be influential in your national level advocacy. It means that you will be able to respond to the UN calls for submissions and other consultation opportunities related to the process. 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 and approved 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.