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Information note for NGOs on the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee


Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1, the participation of NGOs in the Advisory Committee shall be based on the arrangements and practices observed by the Commission on Human Rights, including Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31 of 25 July 1996 (paragraph 83).

Requests for accreditation for sessions of the Advisory Committee should be made online through the INDICO platform (for the link, please refer to the web page of the relevant session). Please allow three working days for your request to be processed.

NGO written statements

NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC may submit written statements relevant to the work of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee (in accordance with paragraphs 36 and 37 of ECOSOC resolution 1996/31) ahead of the relevant session.

NGOs wishing to submit written statements must send their written statement by email ([email protected]) at least two weeks prior to the start of a session, clearly marking in the subject line ‘NGO written statement’. 

Kindly submit your written statement in MS WORD DOCUMENT FORMAT (Font Times New Roman 10; no bold; no underline; no italics). 

The secretariat of the Advisory Committee wishes to draw the attention of NGOs to ECOSOC resolution 1996/31, which authorizes written statements of: (a) 2,000 words for NGOs in general consultative status; and (b) 1,500 words for NGOs in special consultative status and on the roster.

Written contributions from NGOs may be submitted to this session, in accordance with the secretariat’s guidelines for the submission of NGO written statements to the HRC sessions, accessible at the following link: submission form.

Oral statements

Accredited NGOs may make oral statements under substantive items of the agenda. Requests for inscription on the list of speakers should be made at the list of speakers desk in Room XX during the session.