NGOs in general and special ECOSOC consultative status may make oral presentations during the general debate at the Commission for Social Development.
NGOs in general and special consultative status with ECOSOC interested in making oral statements are urged to do so by 30 January 2012. Please send us your oral statement by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “CSocD 2012 – NGO Oral Statement” indicating under which agenda item your organization wish to address the Commission.
Please note that the number of oral statements to be delivered at the session will depend on the time available. There is no guarantee that your oral statement will be made. Oral statements should not exceed three minutes. (i.e., about two pages double-spaced using font size 12).
NGO representatives are advised to not orally present statements that are produced as documents of the Commission (written statements). Since those statements are available to members of the Commission, it seems redundant to read them. Due to time constraints, refraining from reading written statements allows other NGOs to have their views heard by the Commission. This contributes ultimately to enriching debates at the Commission.
Oral statements are made according to the program of work of the session. NGO representatives are encouraged to make brief and concise presentations.
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