Third session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights Accreditation Information: National Human Rights Institutions

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National human rights institutions (NHRIs) with “A status” accreditation, the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions, and regional coordinating bodies of NHRIs (speaking on behalf of its “A status” members) may attend and participate in the public meetings of the OEIGWG.

Members of NHRIs that do not have “A status” accreditation may still be able to observe the session from the public gallery and attend side events.

Requesting Accreditation

All accreditation requests must be made online through UNOG’s Indico system

Please create an Indico account or log in to an existing one, and then proceed to the registration form for the 3rd session of the OEIGWG.

In addition to filling in the required information on the registration form, national human rights institutions are kindly asked to attach a scanned letter, made out to the OEIGWG Secretariat at OHCHR, fulfilling the following criteria:

  • Drafted on the official letterhead of the organization;
  • Contains the title and dates of the session the NHRI wishes to attend: E.g., "[Name of NHRI], having “A status” accreditation with GANHRI, wishes to send the following members to attend the 3rd session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (23-27 October 2017)...";
  • Contains the full name (FAMILY NAME, First name) of each person who will represent the NHRI at the session; and
  • Signed by the President or Main Representative of the NHRI.

This letter should be uploaded in the section entitled “Mandatory documents for participants to the session.”

If you have any questions regarding the Indico registration system, please consult the Indico guide for conference participants, consult the Indico FAQ, or send specific questions to the OEIGWG Secretariat at igwg-tncs@ohchr.org.

Gaining Access to UNOG

Accredited individuals must collect their security badge for the session at the Pregny Gate of the Palais des Nations, located at 8-14 Avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneva 10. The office is open on working days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To collect the badge, you must present:

  • An official identity document: E.g., a passport; and
  • A copy of the confirmation email/e-ticket from the Indico system.

Additional practical information about getting to Pregny Gate can be found here.

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