2017 NPT Preparatory Committee: information for civil society participation

The 2017 NPT Prepatory Committee will meet in Vienna, Austria from 2-12 May 2017. This webpage contains information for civil society participation, including accreditation and registration, side events, presentations, and more.

NGO accreditation and registration

Please see the information note from the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs on civil society participation for details on accreditation and registration.

The deadline for applications of accreditation of organisations is 10 March 2017. Such requests should be made through the United Nations Civil Society Network (CSO-Net) by completing an online accreditation form available at http://bit.ly/2020NPT_P1Acc.

Those non-governmental organizations that have requested accreditation as above will be informed by the Secretariat by e-mail by 17 March 2017 of the outcome of their request.

Online pre-registration will be available to organizations whose accreditation has been provisionally approved. Those organizations are to pre-register online their representatives who will attend the Review Conference by 14 April 2017. The link to the pre-registration page will be contained in the e-mail notifying organizations of the status of their accreditation. Please bear in mind that individuals requesting accreditation, as well as those planning to attend side events, must be at least 18 years of age. 

Upon completion of pre-registration, please download a personal registration form and the confirmation letter with the United Nations logo and bring them with you to the on-site registration counter, where access badges will be provided. Dates, times, and location of registration are provided in the information note.

For questions relating to accreditation, please contact Ms. Haruka Katarao, haruka.katarao[at]un.org.

Side events

NGOs have Conference Room M3 reserved for their use in the UN. It seats approximately 100 people. Please email info[at]reachingcriticalwill.org to book the room, giving your top three preferences of date and time. The calendar of events will be updated regularly. There is no interpretation available during side events. Any equipment and catering must be organised and paid for by the event organisers.

NGO materials

There will be a table at the Review Conference for NGO materials. Please be sure to send the NGO coordinator a copy of your material before placing it on the table. Please bring your materials in boxes or other carrying containers that are small enough to be carried and to go through the airport-type screening facilities at the UN.


Limited space is available for exhibits. Please contact Ms. Haruka Katarao ([email protected]).

Civil society presentations

Whether or not you are planning to attend the Review Conference, consider getting involved in drafting civil society presentations to the meeting. The tentative date for these presentations is Wednesday, 3 May 2017 from 15:00-18:00. You can subscribe to the listserv we use to draft presentations by going to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/npt_presentations. Email traffic on this list will be quite heavy between February and April.

NPT News in Review

The NPT News in Review is produced during NPT Preparatory Committee and Review Conferences. It features analysis, reports, feature articles from NGOs around the world, a calendar of events, and more. You can subscribe to receive in your inbox during the PrepCom.

We also encourage you to submit to the 2017 NPT News in Review. The guidelines are as follows:

Feature articles: In addition to the daily analysis of the proceedings of the PrepCom, the NPT News in Review also contains feature articles that cover a range of nuclear disarmament issues. We welcome submissions from NGO experts around the world, regardless of whether or not you will be in Geneva. Articles should be between 400-500 words. Please submit in .doc or .docx format and the body of the email. Articles will be attributed to the author and may be edited for length.

Advertising: You can use the NPT News in Review to publicize an important announcement, event, or project hosted by your organization. NIRs are hand-distributed to all of the delegates at the PrepCom, sent by email to more than 1000 subscribers, and are archived on our website.

  • 1/4 page ad: $60
  • 1/2 page ad: $80
  • full page ad: $150

Please send all submissions to info[at]reachingcriticalwill.org.