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The President of the General Assembly of the United Nations will convene a High-Level Meeting to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action on 22 September 2021 at the UN Headquarters, New York, pursuant to General Assembly resolution (A/75/L.128).

The proceedings of the high-level event will be webcast live on UN WebTV.



In accordance with General Assembly resolution , representatives of non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council* will be invited to participate in the high-level meeting, as appropriate. 
*If you are a representative of an ECOSOC accredited NGO, please contact the NGO Branch of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs for the details. 

Furthermore, the President of the General Assembly will draw up a list of representatives of other relevant non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector who may participate in the high-level meeting, including its roundtables, taking into account the principles of transparency and equitable geographical representation, with due regard for gender parity. The President of the General Assembly will submit the proposed list to Member States for their consideration, in accordance with General Assembly resolution ( A/75/L.128).

Relevant non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions and the private sector entities may apply for special accreditation and express interest in speaking opportunities in the opening plenary meeting and roundtables by following the REGISTER NOW link at the bottom of this page.

The application for special-accreditation is now open until 9 September 2021. 

*Stakeholder applications will be reviewed by Member States in accordance with GA Resolution ( A/75/L.128). The name of the organization and country will be shared with the Member States, and, additionally, the homepage and/or the reason for participation may also be shared, if requested.

Please note: President of the General Assembly, in consultation with Member States, will finalize the organizational arrangements for the high-level meeting, including the practical arrangements for participation, and the format of the roundtables. Additional information will be available at the website of the President of the General Assembly



United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY
Starts Sep 6, 2021 09:00
Ends Sep 9, 2021 23:55

Necessary documents for accreditation:

 1. URL of organization’s homepage (website, social media presence, or any URL format)

 2. Reason for participation, including a description of your organization's relevant work in the area of ending racial discrimination.