Each year ahead of the next Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG) session, the UN OEWG secretariat invites NGOs to submit applications for accreditation. Accreditation is free and applications can be completed online. You only need to apply for accreditation once. Being accredited means that you can submit written inputs to the UN OEWG consultations and register to represent your organisation at the OEWG sessions in New York. All new accreditations are formally approved by Member States at the beginning of the annual UN OEWG session. Being accredited gives your organisation official standing in this UN process and could be influential in your national advocacy. GAROP is committed to ensuring the effective engagement of civil society in this UN process and we encourage all our members to apply for accreditation.

Links and resources:

  • More information about OEWG accreditation and its benefits can be found on GAROP’s website here.
  • You can also read more about applying for accreditation for the 11th OEWG session on the official OEWG website here.