The impact of COVID-19 pandemic and associated limitations on the holding of in-person side events at United Nations Headquarters continues. As such, all side events will be virtual. This arrangement is applied as a temporary measure without creating a precedent for side events at the General Assembly open-ended working group for the purpose of strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons (hereafter referred to as “the Working Group”).

Please read very carefully the instructions below! before you apply for a virtual side event during the 11th session of the Working Group. The deadline for submission is 8 March 2021 by 11:30 p.m. New York Time. 

** Please note that each side event organizer is responsible for hosting and choosing their virtual event platform.** 

The first draft list of side-events will be available for registrants on 12 March 2021 and the list of confirmed side-events will be posted on 15 March 2021 the Working Group website: https://social.un.org/ageing-working-group/eleventhsession.shtml.

Please note the following:
  • Governments, UN agencies, “A” status National Human Rights Institutions and accredited civil society organizations can submit an application to conduct side-events at the OEWG on Ageing;
  • Accredited civil society organizations (CSOs) include non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Consultative Status with ECOSOC status and previously accredited NGOs to the Working Group;
  • Side-events should be related to the work of the Working Group;
  • To promote broad stakeholder participation, ONLY one event application can be accommodated per the main sponsor.
  • If you wish to make any changes to the submitted application form, please contact us by email at socialngo@un.org with the subject “The Working Group - Side event application form”.
Confirmed side-events:

- Detailed information on side-events should be posted on the websites of convening organizations. A link will be provided to these sites from the Working Group website;
- We request that promotional flyers, brochures etc. are emailed to socialngo@un.org by Monday 22 March 2021 for inclusion on the website. We cannot guarantee that information provided after this date will be posted online prior to the 11th session.

Webcast Services

Webcast services cost: approx. $300. If you request this service, we will ask the side event organizer to share with us their video recording of the event to be posted after the event on UN WEBTV at http://webtv.un.org/.


Cancellation of confirmed side-events:


- In the event your event needs to be cancelled you must provide at least 48 hours’ notice or you will be liable for any costs related to the event.
- Please note that UN DESA is not responsible if services requested are not provided due to non-payment of your invoice.

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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 4. Official Name of the Organization (NGOs should use the official name in the iCSO)

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* 5. Phone or WhatsApp Number

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* 6. E-mail

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* 7. Type of Event

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* 8. Event Title

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* 9. Website (Recommended that detailed information on side-events such as background information, speakers' bios/CVs and statements/presentations should be posted on the websites of convening organizations)

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* 10. Preferred Dates and Times: (please select a minimum of 4 options)

  8.30-9.45am 10:00-11:15am 11:30-12:45pm 1:15-2.30pm 3.00-4.15pm 4.30- 5.45pm
29 March 2021
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31 March 2021
1 April 2021

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* 11. Services: Please choose from the following services below

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* 12. Details of Event (further information/updates can be provided later to socialngo@un.org):

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