2022 NPT Review Conference: Information on civil society participation

The rescheduled 2020 NPT Review Conference (RevCon) will meet in New York from 4-28 January 2022, as confirmed in this letter from the NPT president-designate to NPT states parties. This webpage contains information for civil society participation, including accreditation and registration, side events, presentations, and more.    

Modalities for civil society participation are outlined in this information note (NPT/CONF.2020/INF/2/Rev.1). 

Please read the information note in full for all details—below is just a summary.

Due to the prevailing conditions under COVID-19 and the restricted nature of the arrangements for the Review Conference, access to the United Nations Headquarters premises remains limited to delegations and staff. Therefore, participation by non-governmental organisations at the Tenth Review Conference is envisaged to take place virtually/online, taking into account the safety and health guidelines implemented at the United Nations Headquarters. If the health and safety situation changes in a way that makes physical access to the meeting in New York possible, then civil society will be notified as such.

Participation in the 2022 NPT Review Conference requires two steps: accreditation, and registration.

If your organization was accredited to attend the RevCon in 2020:

  • If your organization requested and received accreditation in 2020 to attend the Review Conference, its accreditation remains valid. Previously accredited organizations do not need to apply again.

If your organization was NOT accredited to attend the RevCon in 2020:

  • All requests for accreditation must be submitted to the Secretariat no later than 19 November 2021 using the online form available at https://forms.office.com/r/j4vz1Sj0sa.
  • Non-governmental organizations must also submit to Diane Barnes ([email protected]) a written accreditation request on the official letterhead of the organization listing the representatives who will attend, including their full names and titles.
  • Additional representatives may be included in a revised accreditation request letter, which should be submitted by 14 December 2021. To facilitate communications concerning accreditation and registration, the letter must include the personal email address and direct telephone number of a point of contact in the organization.
  • Non-governmental organizations that have not attended a previous Review Conference or Preparatory Committee meeting of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons should indicate previous interactions between the organization and the United Nations in relation to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation issues. A mission statement or summary of work of the organization should be provided.
  • Those non-governmental organizations that have requested accreditation as stated above will be informed by the Secretariat by email by 30 November 2021 of the outcome of their request. For questions relating to accreditation, please contact Diane Barnes ([email protected]).

Registration (to be completed after accreditation is approved)

  • Incomplete registrations and registrations received after the deadline will not be processed.
  • Online registration will be available from 1 to 14 December 2021 to representatives of non-governmental organizations whose accreditation has been provisionally approved.
  • Attendees must complete a registration form on the online Indico system at https://indico.un.org/event/1000162/registrations/ and follow the process described. Once a participant is registered in the system, the profile will remain and will only have to be updated if needed. Online registrations must include the accreditation request letter, including the name of the participant. If the requested documents are not attached, the system will reject the application.
  • Once their registrations have been approved in Indico, representatives of non-governmental organizations will receive a confirmation email.

Civil society presentations
It is tentatively expected that a meeting for non-governmental organization presentations will be held virtually on a date to be determined by States Parties in the run up to the Conference. As in the past, nongovernmental organizations are requested to coordinate among themselves in deciding which representatives will address the Review Conference during the session allocated for presentations by non-governmental organizations. Please contact [email protected] to learn more about how civil society presentations are being organized. 

Side events
Should current restrictions continue to be in place, no side events will take place at the UN Headquarters during the Tenth NPT Review Conference. All side events should be held off-site or virtually. WILPF will post information about virtual and off-site side events on its website (Calendar of Events for the 2022 Review Conference). Please email [email protected] to have your event information published online. We will require the event name, date, time, organizers/hosts, and any information about how to register (i.e. Zoom link or similar). 

Limited space is available for exhibits. All exhibits at United Nations facilities require sponsorship by a State Party willing to assume responsibility for their placement and content as well as the submission of associated costs. Please submit sponsorship requests directly to the relevant permanent mission points of contact. Member States may contact Gabiden Laumulin ([email protected]) as soon as possible and no later than 26 November 2021.