How to participate:
There are different processes and deadlines for registration (request for a United Nations grounds pass) to the UN 2023 Water Conference.
Please note, special accreditation of your organization DOES NOT automatically mean that you are registered to the UN 2023 Water Conference. All organizations will need to register their representatives to be able to participate at the UN 2023 Water Conference.
For more information about registration, please read the below information carefully.
If you have questions, please visit our FAQ page here: https://sdgs.un.org/conferences/water2023/faq
Registration (request for a United Nations grounds pass) of official delegations of participating States for the UN 2023 Water Conference, is handled by the United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service (Protocol Office) through the online “eRegistration system”, which is available through the e-deleGATE portal at (https://edelegate.un.int).
Official delegations must go through the “designated eRegistration focal points” of their respective Permanent Missions/Offices and Liaison Offices in New York, who have access to the “eRegistration system”, to obtain United Nation grounds passes. Registration to the Conference is scheduled to open on 16 January 2023 (subject to confirmation). The deadline to register is Wednesday, 15 March 2023 by close of business at 5:30 p.m.
Delegations wishing to obtain information on the “eRegistration system” may refer to the updated “Guidelines on e-Registration” and “Frequently asked questions” on the Protocol website at https://www.un.org/dgacm/en/content/protocol/meetings .
Representatives of organizations and other entities that have received a standing invitation from the General Assembly pursuant to its relevant resolutions to participate, in the capacity of observer, in its sessions and work (listed in document A/INF/77/3), will be able to register to participate as observers at the UN 2023 Water Conference.
Relevant intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), international financial institutions and other interested international bodies that were accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development will also be able to register to participate as observers at the Conference.
For more information, please review the complete list of the IGOs, international financial institutions and international bodies that can register to participate in the UN 2023 Water Conference.
Registration (request for a United Nations grounds pass) of those organizations that fall within one of the categories listed above and are already enrolled in the online “eRegistration system” may follow the same procedure and deadline (15 March 2023) for States outlined in previous section.
Those which do not have an office in New York or have not enrolled in the “eRegistration system” should follow the registration procedure specified in the guideline to obtain a UN grounds pass . Deadline to register for this category is Wednesday, 8 March 2023 by close of business at 5:30 pm .
Other IGOs interested in obtaining an ad hoc accreditation to the Conference can submit an application addressed to the President of the General Assembly.
Interested IGOs are invited to send a letter from the head of the organization on official letterhead (with the original signature) addressed to the President of the General Assembly requesting for ad hoc accreditation to the Conference and describing the work of the organization related to the Conference objectives; provide copies of the treaty establishing the organization; information concerning the date of entry into force of the treaty and those States that are parties to the treaty; provide information on the membership of the organization; and submit the latest annual report.
Upon review of the applications by the Secretariat, the applications will be forwarded to the General Assembly for its consideration.
The letter addressed to the President of the General Assembly should be sent to:
Secretariat of the Conference
Ms. Sangeeta Sharma
Deadline to apply for ad hoc accreditation to the Conference is Wednesday, 22 February 2023.
Only after the approval by the General Assembly, the representatives of the newly accredited IGOs will be issued a United Nations grounds pass in accordance with the same procedures and deadline (8 March 2023) highlighted in the section above for accredited IGOs not enrolled in the “eRegistration system” to register to the Conference.
Representatives of the Associate Members of the Regional Commissions are required to follow the same procedures and deadline (8 March 2023) highlighted in the section above for accredited IGOs not enrolled in the “eRegistration system” to register to the Conference.
The representatives of the Specialized Agencies (FAO, ICAO, IFAD, ILO, IMF, IMO, ITU, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNWTO, UPU, WHO, World Bank, WIPO and WMO), and related organizations (which include CTBTO Preparatory Commission, IAEA, ICC, IOM, ISA, ITLOS, OPCW and WTO) are required to follow the same procedures and deadline (15 March 2023) as for States to register to the Conference.
Please note that registration is required for all those representatives of the UN Secretariat, funds, programmes, regional commissions, and other UN entities who wish to attend the Conference in person, through the online registration system INDICO which can be accessed via link: https://indico.un.org/event/1003790/
Registration to the Conference is scheduled to open on . (Subject to confimation)
Deadline for registration to the Conference:
Your official email should be used for the registration. Otherwise, your application may be denied. Please also note that copies of letters with delegation lists must be uploaded on the INDICO system at the time of online submission. The Conference Secretariat would only consider registrations which are consistent with the official list of delegations submitted by their Head Offices or Liaison Offices in New York. The review and verification process for the online registrations may take up to 5 days. Queries related to registration should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org with [UN Registration] in the subject for funds, programmes, regional commissions and UN other entities.
Relevant stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector and philanthropic organizations and other actors , whose work is relevant to the UN 2023 Water Conference, accredited in accordance with the provisions set forth in Annex II of A/RES/75/212 will be able to request registration to participate as observers in the Conference and in its preparatory meeting.
Organizations that fall under the following categories will be able to register participants at the UN 2023 Water Conference:
- Non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (Special, General or Roster consultative status) . You can check if your organization has consultative status here. ECOSOC Accredited Organizations: register here
- Organizations that have received special accreditation by the UN General Assembly to The World Summit on Sustainable Development ;
- Organizations that receive special accreditation by the UN General Assembly to participate at the UN 2023 Water Conference.
- Outcomes of the first round of Special Accreditation to the UN 2023 Water Conference (August 2022) can be found here.
- Outcomes of the second (and final) round of Special Accreditation to the UN Conference 2023 (December 2022) can be found here.
Registration for this category will be open from 9 January to 10 February, each accredited organization will be able to request registration up to 10 representatives.
ECOSOC Accredited Organizations: Register here
Specially Accredited Organizations: Register here
For more information on stakeholder engagement, please visit our dedicated FAQ page here: https://sdgs.un.org/conferences/water2023/stakeholders-faq
Media Accreditation is handled by the United Nations Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (MALU). 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.
Representatives of the media can apply for accreditation by following the instructions available at www.un.org/malu. Media applicants will be required to submit a letter of assignment from their organization, samples of their work, and a government issued identification.
Media Accreditation will be open from 9 January to 10 March 2023.
Requests for delegation media, including journalists and official photographers and videographers, should be submitted by Missions and organizations enrolled in the eRegistration system, which is available through the e-deleGATE portal ().
Delegations wishing to obtain information on requesting media passes may refer to the instructions posted at https://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/pdf/eRegistration_guide_media_passes.pdf