Accreditation Procedure for Delegations

(a) Representatives of States Members of the United Nations and members of specialized agencies;
(b) Representatives of the European Union;
(c) Representatives of the 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;
(d) Representatives of the specialized and related organizations;

Registration and Accreditation for participants of the above categories are handled by the United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service. Pre-accreditation in New York will be open from Monday, 22 September 2014 through Friday, 24 October, 2014.
Delegations should submit the official communication with an official stamp and signed by the head of chancery or an authorizing official, providing an authorized list of members of the delegation [with (1) name (as it appears in the passport or official identity document), (2) functional title, (3) affiliation and (4) individual email address] to the office of the United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service in New York (Attn.: Wai Tak Chua) at Room S-0201 or by fax to +1 212 963-1921 or by email to: protocolconference@un.org) before the pre-accreditation deadline of 24 October 2014. A copy of the same should also be sent to the General Assembly Affairs Branch, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (Attn.: Jolanta Banaszek-Panilla, e-mail: banaszek@un.org). After 24 October 2014, all official communications should be emailed to the Conference Accreditation Unit in Vienna (Attn. Wai Tak Chua) at email: protocolconference@un.org.

Individual email address for each delegate should be provided. Upon approval by the Protocol and Liaison Service, the information of the delegations will be transmitted to the Vienna Security Pass Office for registration. The provision of an individual email address will ensure that all members of delegations receive an automatic email response confirming their registration. The automatic email response will also contain a link to where each delegate may upload a passport-size colour photograph (in JPEG file format), thus shortening the time it will take to issue a conference pass on the day of registration. All photographs must be recent and taken not more than six months prior to the Conference.

Conference passes for all pre-accredited VIPs and delegates will be available for collection by representatives of delegations at the Conference Accreditation Unit in Vienna which is the Security Pass Office – Gate 1 of the Vienna International Centre. As part of the security arrangements, all participants are required to present an official communication (letter of credentials/nomination) identifying them as authorized representatives, together with their passport or government issued photo identity document. Representatives from permanent missions to the United Nations Office at Vienna, upon presentation of an authorization from the Permanent Representative, may collect the conference passes for their delegations starting from Friday, 31st October 2014.

Collection of conference passes will be made available on:
– Friday, 31st October from 12 pm (noon) to 4 pm;
– Sunday, 2 November from 10 am to 6 pm; and
– Monday 3 November from 8 am to 4 pm.

The on-site accreditation of delegates will start on Wednesday 29 October 2014 at the Conference Accreditation Unit located in Vienna Security Pass Office – Gate 1 in UNOV. Delegates who have not been pre-accredited will have to present a letter of credentials/nomination together with their passport or government issued photo identity document and will be required to fill up an on-site accreditation form. Upon approval by the accreditation officer, delegates may proceed to have their photographs taken and obtain their conference passes.

Accreditation Procedure for Civil Society

Representatives from civil society organizations wishing to attend the Conference are invited to register with the UN-OHRLLS. Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and on site transportation arrangements.

The following information is necessary for civil society representatives that wish to be accredited to participate in the Conference: (1) Name (as it appears in the passport or official identity document), (2) Functional title, (3) Affiliation and (4) Individual email address. Please send your request for accreditation including this information to: Ricardo Z Dunn, email: dunn@un.org copied to Louise Stoddard, email: stoddard@un.org.

All the pre-accredited representatives from the civil society organisations will receive an automatic e-mail response confirming their registration. The automatic e-mail response will also contain a link to where each representative may upload a passport-size colour photograph (in JPEG file format). All photographs must be recent and taken not more than six months prior to the Conference. Conference passes will be issued to all pre-accredited representatives of the civil society organisations starting on Friday, 31st October 2014, at the United Nations Office in Vienna Security Pass Office – Gate 1. The opening schedule will be as follows: Friday, 31st October from 12 pm (noon) to 4 pm; Sunday, 2 November from 10 am to 6 pm and on Monday 3 November from 8 am to 4 pm.

Accreditation Procedure for Private Sector Representatives

The United Nations Global Compact is coordinating the organization of the Business and Investment Forum in collaboration with OHRLLS, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. The high-level luncheon of the Business and Investment Forum will be hosted by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and will be by invitation only.

Business representatives interested in participating in the thematic sessions or high-level luncheon of the Business and Investment Forum may contact the United Nations Global Compact directly through the following website: http://unglobalcompact.org/docs/news_events/registration/2014-11-04_LLDC/LLDC_registration.html

For more information please contact:

Ms. Marie Wibe
UN Global Compact
DC2-612, 2 UN Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Tel.: 1 212 963 2476
E-mail: wibe@un.org

Ms. Esther Haerim Heo
UN-OHRLLS
S-3244, 405 East 42nd St,
New York, NY 10017
Tel: (1) 212 963 0115
E-mail:heoe@un.org

Accreditation and Access of Media and Press

Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press: print, photo, radio, television, film, news agencies, and online media who represent a bona fide media organization (full guidelines are available at www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/request.shtml).

Accreditation will be granted upon presenting of the following documents:

  1. Letter of assignment on official letterhead of a media organization signed by the publisher or editor-in-chief.
  2. Scanned image of a valid press card (national or international).
  3. Scanned image of passport/national ID card

Documents should be sent to: press@unvienna. org.Applicants will be informed about their accreditation status and how to pick up their access cards.

Double accreditation. No double accreditation is allowed (e.g. as press and delegate, or as press and non-governmental organization).

For more information please contact:

Ms. Veronika Crowe-Mayerhofer
News and Media Liaison Unit
UN Information Service, Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-3342
Email: press@unvienna.org

Accreditation of Officials from United Nations Organs

Interested representatives of the United Nations organs should communicate the composition of their delegations to the Secretary-General of the Conference. Please provide the following information for each representative: (1) Name (as it appears in the passport or official identity document), (2) Functional title, (3) Affiliation and (4) Individual email address. Correspondence should be addressed to the attention of Gladys Mutangadura, UN-OHRLLS, Email: mutangadura@un.org, Fax: 917-367-0740, by no later than 24 October 2014.

All the pre-accredited representatives of the United Nations organs will receive an automatic e-mail response confirming their registration. The automatic e-mail response will also contain a link to where each representative may upload a passport-size colour photograph (in JPEG file format). All photographs must be recent and taken not more than six months prior to the Conference. Conference passes will be issued to all pre-accredited representatives of United Nations organs starting on Friday, 31st October 2014, at the United Nations Office in Vienna Security Pass Office – gate 1. The opening schedule will be as follows: Friday, 31st October from 12 pm (noon) to 4 pm; Sunday, 2 November from 10 am to 6 pm and on Monday 3 November from 8 am to 4 pm.