Accreditation and registration

The 2020 Social Forum will take place from 8 and 9 October 2020 in Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 41/24, the Social Forum is open to the participation of representatives of Member States of the United Nations and all other interested stakeholders including intergovernmental organizations, different components of the United Nations system, regional economic commissions and specialized agencies and organizations, as well as representatives designated by national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.


All organizations accrediting representatives or individuals wishing to attend the 2020 Social Forum are invited to complete the form online through the platform below. Please allow two working days for your request to be processed.

Online request for accreditation:

All participants attending the event in the Palais des Nations, including those with UNOG identification badge, should apply through the online platform and, upon presentation of identification and a copy of the confirmation email/e-ticket, a photo-badge valid for the session will be issued at the "Pregny Gate" security entrance.

Palais des Nations – Security entrance
Pregny gate, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10

Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For Access to the Palais des Nations:

Remote participants are invited to follow the event at Webcast will be available in all UN official languages.

Note: Due to social distancing measures in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of participants in Room XX will be limited. The Secretariat may limit the number of accredited participants per delegation with access to the plenary room.


Guidance for arranging a side event during the Social Forum:

The proposal should include a concept note with the objectives/expected outcomes of the event, the profile of the speakers and a short description of the issues to be covered. Proposals will be chosen according to the following criteria:

  • Participation of affected populations
  • Gender balance in the panel
  • Geographic balance among different proposals

Please fill out the form: Conference Room Reservation Request for Side Events and send the form together with your proposal

Deadline: Monday, 28 September 2020