Stop TB Partnership

Last chance to apply: 27 April deadline


Apply NOW for Accreditation:

To participate in the Interactive Civil Society Hearing

To participate in the UN High-Level Meeting on TB

This is the last chance to apply for accreditation to participate in the interactive civil society hearing on 4 June and the UN High-Level Meeting (UN HLM) on TB on 26 September.

Please help us spread the word and share this with all relevant stakeholders in your network an encourage them to apply! Please note: Accreditation is compulsory. Only accredited organizations can pursue registration for the CSO Hearing for the UN HLM on TB.

To answer some of your queries, please access the REVISED Q&A on accreditation and registration by clicking this link.

The following stakeholders: non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, medical associations and the private sector - WITHOUT ECOSOC STATUS - are urged to submit their accreditation requests through the UN system (Click here to register) before the deadline - midnight EDT (New York time) 27 April 2018. Please note that:

  1. This is mandatory to enable registration for the hearing and/or the UN HLM on TB;
  2. Accreditation requests must be made ONLY on behalf of organizations or institutions and not as individuals;
  3. Applying for accreditation requires important information on organizations that apply - such as an annual report, by-laws, motivation letter - please allow enough time to provide all these;
  4. UN member states, UN entities, and non-governmental organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC, do not need to apply for accreditation (please see list of institutions with ECOSOC status here).

Accreditation and registration process

Participation in the 4 June Interactive Civil Society Hearing and in the 26 September UN HLM on TB is a three-step process.

Step 1: Accreditation is required first. Only accredited organizations can pursue registration for the Hearing and for the UN HLM. The list of applicants seeking accreditation will be circulated to UN Member States by the President of the UN General Assembly for approval on a non-objection basis.

Step 2: Registration for Interactive Civil Society Hearing: Only accredited entities will be able to register for the Interactive Civil Society Hearing once registration opens.

Step 3: Registration for the UN HLM: Accredited entities will be able to register for the UN HLM.

Registration will open once accreditation has been finalized, in advance of each meeting and will be announced on the UN website and through WHO and Stop TB Partnership newsflashes and websites.

Be aware that only those non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, medical associations and private sector entities which have been accredited will be allowed to register for either meeting.

UN member states, UN entities, and non-governmental organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC may register for either meeting directly, once registration opens.

For more details, please access a Q&A on accreditation and registration by clicking this link.

Participation in the Interactive Civil Society Hearing

The interactive civil society hearing is part of the preparatory process for the UN HLM. It will provide a platform for the inclusive, active and substantive engagement of affected communities and civil society and other relevant stakeholders. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a day of interactive panel discussions, share practical experiences from their work, and make recommendations towards the UN HLM in order to support and to inform Member States in the development of the UN HLM outcome document. The President of the General Assembly will prepare a summary of the hearing.

The TB UNHLM modalities resolution (access the modalities resolution here), states that the hearing aims for the active participation of "appropriate senior-level representatives of Member States, observers of the General Assembly, parliamentarians, representatives of local government, relevant United Nations entities, non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, invited civil society organizations, academia, medical associations and the private sector, as well as people affected by tuberculosis and broader communities".

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Stop TB Partnership are supporting the President of the General Assembly in the organization of the hearing.

Please address any queries on accreditation/registration to unitedtoendtb@un.org

For additional information on the UN HLM, please visit the President of the General Assembly page.