August 17, 2017 – August 21, 2017 all-day America/Los Angeles Timezone

Stakeholders: Apply to speak or attend


17 August 2017 – Apply for stakeholder Selection Committee
21 August 2017 – Apply to speak or attend

Please read all information below before applying.

On 27-28 September 2017, the President of the UN General Assembly will convene a two-day High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/287.

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) NY office is facilitating a process to identify stakeholders wishing to speak in either of the two interactive panels and stakeholders wishing to attend this event as observers.

Travel funding is not available from the UN for speakers nor observers.
Applicants must:
• be authorized officially by their organization or network to speak on behalf of the organization or institution;
• have excellent competency in the field of combating trafficking in persons and related issues outlined in the event description found here;
• have demonstrated ability to engage constructively with a variety of stakeholders;
• be available to be in New York on 27-28 September 2017; and
• have a visa for travel to New York, or be able to obtain one within 2 weeks. (Please check with the US Embassy or Consulate in your country. Selected speakers will receive an invitation letter to support a visa application, but will be responsible for obtaining the visa and for any costs associated with obtaining the visa.);
• for a speaking role, be a compelling speaker and can communicate in one of the six UN languages – Arabic, English, French, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian or Spanish.
Organizations that are not in consultative status with UN ECOSOC will be circulated to UN Member States for review on a non-objection basis.
All applicants who are approved to attend the meeting as speakers or observers will need to secure their own funding for travel, accommodation and subsistence, and need to make their own visa arrangements, if applicable. Invitation letters can be provided for selected speakers, but not for those attending as observers.
UN-NGLS will facilitate a stakeholder Selection Committee for the evaluation and short-listing of the candidates for the speaking roles, to be presented to OPGA for their consideration. The Committee will ensure regional and gender balance, and diversity of constituency and expertise in the overall set of candidates. The President of the General Assembly will make the final selection of the speakers for this event.
Apply for the Stakeholder Selection Committee here by 17 August 2017:
All applications received to speak at the event, or attend as an observer can be viewed here:
Terms of Reference can be viewed here:
1) Government bodies and intergovernmental organizations please do not use this registration form. Please observe standard protocol arrangements via your official UN delegation or organization.
2) Capacity for observers is limited for this event. During application review, considerations will include sufficiency and quality of responses to the application questions, relevant expertise, regional and gender balance, and diversity of expertise, constituency, and age.
3) Applicants will be added to the UN-NGLS email list to receive notifications of decisions. An option to unsubscribe will be provided for if you do not wish to remain on the list.
More information about the event can be found here: http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/71/287