Registration to the Science, Technology and Innovation Forum
Participation

Governmental and non-governmental representatives planning to participate in the multi-stakeholder Forum on Science Technology and Innovation (STI Forum) must register for this meeting.

The following participants may attend or be represented: Member States, observer States, inter-governmental organizations and entities with observer Status in the General Assembly or the Economic and Social Council, United Nations system, major groups and other stakeholders, and media.

States

Government officials, through their Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York, should notify the UN Protocol and Liaison Service of their participation at the meeting. A letter signed by the head of chancery or an authorizing official with an official seal should be addressed to:

Mr. Peter Van Laere
Chief of Protocol
UN Protocol and Liaison Service
Att. Ms. Wai Tak Chua
Room S-0201
United Nations
New York, NY 10017
Fax + 1 (212) 963 1921
Email: unprotocol@un.org

A copy should also be sent to:
Ms. Emer Herity
Secretary of the Economic and Social Council
ECOSOC Affairs Branch, General Assembly and ECOSOC Affairs Division
Department for General Assembly and Conference Management
Att. Mr. Paolo Dua
Email: duap@un.org
Fax + 1 (212) 963 5935

To obtain UN grounds pass, Permanent Missions in New York may submit their requests via the online accreditation system “eAccreditation” available through the eDelegate Portal at https://delegate.un.int. Information regarding the system can be found at http://www.un.int/protocol/.

Inter-Governmental Organisations (IGOs)

The STI forum will be open to participation by the following IGOs:

IGOs interested in participating as observers in the STI forum are required to be accredited to the United Nations and register accordingly.

(A) United Nations accredited IGOs with an office in New York may follow the same procedure for Member States via the online accreditation system “eAccreditation” at https://delegate.un.int. They should also notify the UN Protocol and Liaison Service of their participation at the meeting. A letter signed by the head of the organization with an official seal should be sent to the addresses mentioned above.
(B) United Nations accredited IGOs without an office in New York and not registered with the “eAccreditation” system should follow the procedure below:

  • Submit a letter to the Chief of Protocol, stamped and signed by the head of the organization, with the names and functional titles of the delegation attending the meeting. In addition, the letter must include a name and an email address of the focal point of the organization handling the request.
  • Attach an SG.6 form for each member of the delegation (stamped and signed); (the SG.6 form can be found at http://www.un.int/protocol, under “Forms”)
  • Send both letter and SG.6 form(s) to the Protocol and Liaison Service by fax to 1-212-963-1921 or by email to unprotocol@un.org

The focal point will be notified of the accreditation approval(s) via email. The email is the actual approval notification, a hard copy of which must be presented together with a valid passport or government photo ID to the United Nations Pass and ID Unit for the issuance of a UN grounds pass. The focal point must ensure that copies of the approval notifications be given to the participants before leaving for New York.

A copy should also be sent to:
Ms. Emer Herity
Secretary of the Economic and Social Council
ECOSOC Affairs Branch, GAEAD/DGACM
Att: Mr. Paolo Dua
Email: duap@un.org
Fax + 1 (212) 963 5935

United Nations system

Specialised agencies and related organisations: The registration of the representative of the specialised agencies and related organizations of the UN system (ILO, FAO, UNESCO, ICAO, WHO, World Bank, IMF, UPU, ITU, WMO, IMO, WIPO, IFAD, UNIDO, UNWTO, IAEA, WTO, CTBTO, ICC, IOM, ISA, ITLOS OPCW) follows the same procedures as for States and IGOs.
United Nations funds, programmes and other entities (UNAIDS, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNISDR, UNITAR, UNODC, UNOPS, UNRWA, UNU, UN-WOMEN, WFP, ECA, ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA, CBD, UNCCD):

Registration to the Forum will require a formal letter signed by entity’s Principal or designated official listing the member(s) of the delegation to be sent to:
Division for Sustainable Development/UNDESA
Ms. Federica Pietracci
Email: pietracci@un.org

A copy should also be sent to:
Ms. Emer Herity
Secretary of the Economic and Social Council
ECOSOC Affairs Branch, GAEAD/DGACM
Att: Mr. Paolo Dua
Email: duap@un.org
Fax + 1 (212) 963 5935

Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Stakeholders

All representatives of Major Groups and other Stakeholders who wish to attend the Forum must register by completing a dedicated registration form at: Google Form (Deadline: 25 April 2017, 12 noon, EST))

Please note that all participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements, including visa arrangements. The UN will not be able to provide any travel support to this meeting

For more information, contact:
Ms. Lotta Tahtinen
Chief, Outreach and Communication Branch
Division for Sustainable Development/DESA
Email: tahtinen@un.org

Media accreditation and services

Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press: print, photo, radio, television, film, news agencies, and online media who represent a bona fide media organization (full guidelines are available at http://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/request.shtml).

Journalists who wish to apply for media accreditation are required to complete an online form, which is available at http://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/accreditation.shtml. All members of the media submitting a registration form will be required to upload a letter of assignment from their Bureau Chief or Editor-in-Chief addressed to the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit. Two pieces of identification bearing a photograph, including a passport, are also required. Samples of work may be requested.

Approved media members will receive an email confirmation with instructions for picking up their UN grounds pass. All media representatives will be required to wear their United Nations grounds pass at all times.

Details regarding media access to the United Nations Secretariat, liaison services for coverage of open meetings, press conferences and briefings are available at http://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/guidelines.shtml.