Frequently Asked Questions

NGO CSW Forum Parallel Events

Where can I register to attend the NGO CSW Forum?
Registration is free and open to the public. You do not need a UN pass to attend NGO CSW Parallel Events. To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ngo-csw-61-forum-registration-registration-30995921636
Registration deadline is Friday 3rd March.

Where can I apply to host for NGO CSW Forum Parallel Events?
Applications for NGO CSW61 Forum are closed.

Where will the NGO CSW Forum Parallel Events be held?
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What equipment is available in each room in the venues?
Each room is furnished with chairs, one table, one podium, one microphone and one projector screen. Projectors are available for a non-refundable US$150 fee and a refundable US$400.

Where can I find the most up-to-date schedule each day?
Please check back for schedule updates online, on the CSW Forum App, and on the display board at the Church Center.

Do I have to pay to attend NGO CSW Forum Parallel Events?
No, NGO CSW Forum Parallel Events are free, but you do need to register for the NGO CSW Forum to attend the events.

Are we allowed to serve food and drink during our NGO CSW Forum Parallel Event?
Food is not allowed. Exceptions may be made in special rooms for events held in the evening. A fee of US$300 is required to cover cleaning costs if food is approved.

Why can’t I choose the time slot for my Parallel Event?
Due to the high volume of requests, we regret that it is not possible to allow event organizers to choose their time slot.

What is the maximum capacity of each room?

Church Center of the United Nations, 777 United Nation Plaza, New York, NY 10017

  • Boss Room – 80 people
  • Hardin Room – 80 people
  • Second floor – 175 people
  • Tenth floor – 80 people

Salvation Army, 221 E 52nd St, New York, NY 10022

  • Auditorium – 250 people
  • Downstairs – 100 people

Armenian Convention Center (Armenian Cultural Center), 630 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10016

  • Vartan room – 120 people
  • Yerevan room – 50 people
  • Guild room – 100 people

Community Church of New York, 40 E 35th St, New York, NY 10016

  • Assembly hall – 200 people
  • Gallery hall – 40 people
  • Chapel – 40 people

City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016

  • Room 201-202 – 80 people
  • Room 203 – 40 people

Is Wi-Fi available in the rooms?
Wi-Fi is available at the Church Center, Armenian Convention Center, Community Church of New York and City University of New York, but, due to limited capacity, please download all necessary materials before your parallel event. There is no Wi-Fi at the Salvation Army.

Can multiple branches/subsidiaries/regional groups/chapters have multiple parallel events or do they have to work together as one parallel event?
Only one parallel event per NGO will be approved. We will not consider each chapter separately. For example, regional committees have to register together  to apply for a parallel event. We encourage collaboration within your NGO.

Projectors

Do you provide projectors and if so, what is the process?
Yes, projectors can be rented for a nonrefundable fee of US$150 and a refundable US$400 deposit. You will need to bring your own adapter with a VGA connection and your own computer.

Can I bring my own projector?
Unfortunately, our venues have restricted to bring your own projectors. Here’s the link for more details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rent-a-projector-csw-61-registration-26326499268?ref=ebtn

Do you provide laptops for use with projectors?
No, you will need to bring your own laptop, cables and adapter with VGA connection.

Are projectors Mac compatible?
Yes, but you must provide the appropriate adapters with VGA connection.

Will a technician be available to help me set up?
No.

Please note:

  • Download all materials to your flash drive or desktop. All venues have WiFi; however, as there will be hundreds of people trying to use the WiFi at once, we cannot ensure that downloads and streaming will be successful in real time. At the Salvation Army, only Parallel Event hosts will have access to WiFi, and only for the duration of their event.
  • Bring the chords necessary to ensure compatibility between your laptop and the projector.
  • We are doing our best to provide audio in each venue; however, we cannot guarantee it. As a result, we recommend that presenters hoping to show videos bring portable speakers to enhance the audio. This is most prevalent at the following venues:
    • Salvation Army, Downstairs
    • Community Church of New York, Chapel
    • Community Church of New York, Gallery

We will do our best to provide audio, compatibility chords, and WiFi; however, cannot make any guarantees as we have over 400 events, many using different forms of technology with overloaded WiFi connections. Thank you for understanding.

NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day

What is the date of NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day?
Consultation Day will be held on 12 March 2017 from 9.00am to 3.30pm.

Where can I register for NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day?
Registration is open.
Registration deadline is Friday 3rd March.

Where will NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day be held?
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
E. 68th St. between Park and Lexington Avenues
New York, NY 10065

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Can I register on site when I arrive?
No.

What is the registration fee for NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day? Does the fee include lunch?
US$90 for members of NGO CSW/NY. US$100 for non-members.  Fee does NOT include lunch. To get the membership discount, you can became a member of NGO CSW/NY at https://www.ngocsw.org/get-involved/membership.

What is the program for NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day?
Please check back at a later date for the program.

NGO CSW Forum Reception

When will the NGO CSW Forum Reception be held?
The Reception will be held on 14 March 2017 from 6.oopm to 8.00pm. Please check back for updates for CSW61.

Where will NGO CSW Forum Reception be held?
NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square S.
New York, NY 10012

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What is the fee for the NGO CSW Forum Reception?

US$65 for all attendees.

Where can I register for the NGO CSW Forum Reception?
Registration is open.
Registration deadline is Friday 3rd March.

NGO CSW Forum Artisan Fair

When and where is the NGO CSW Forum Artisan Fair?
The date for the NGO CSW Forum Artisan Fair will be held on 15 March 2017  from 1.00pm to 5.00pm at CCUN (2nd Floor).

How do I sign up to sell my crafts next year?
Registration is open.
Registration deadline is Friday 3rd March.

Is there a fee?
Yes. There is a $30 registration fee PER TABLE. Space is limited and is allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. One table per organization.

I am an artisan. When should I bring my goods to the Church Center?
Do not bring your goods before the day of the fair.

NGO CSW Forum Ads & Handbook

When and where will the NGO CSW Forum Ads & Handbook be available?
NGO CSW Forum Ads are displayed on a large screen on Consultation Day and posted on the NGO CSW/NY website. Printed handbooks are distributed during NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day, and at every Parallel Event venue. The Handbook will also be available online for you to download and print, and on the CSW Forum App.

Do I need to pay to receive the NGO CSW Forum Handbook?
Handbooks are posted online at least 2 weeks before the NGO CSW Forum. Free copies are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at each parallel event venue.

How can I purchase an ad for the NGO CSW Forum?
Registration is open.
Applications for Print Ads are closed.
Deadline for Online Ads is 3 March 2017.
To purchase an ad, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ngo-csw-61-forum-events-and-ads-registration-29735918934

What is the latest deadline to change my ad for next year?
For the app and online version, changes in the ads can be made (with a penalty fee of $20) after March 3, 2017. The printed handbook ads cannot be changed after the fixed deadline on 20 January, 2017.

General

Why do I have to register for the NGO CSW Forum?
Due to the high volume of attendees, free registration is now required.
Registration deadline is Friday 3rd March.

What are the dates of the 61st UN Commission on the Status of Women Session (CSW 61)?
13
-24 March 2017.  Please view the UN CSW website for details.

How do I submit a written statement to CSW?
Applications for written statements for CSW61 are closed. More information may be found through the UN CSW website.

Do I need a pass to attend events taking place at the UN?
Please refer to the UN CSW website; this information changes yearly.

Travel and visa arrangements
The NGO CSW/NY will not make travel or visa arrangements or pay for any expenses in connection with the participation of NGO representatives in the sessions of CSW. Such arrangements and costs are the exclusive responsibility of participants.

Participants are encouraged to submit their visa applications well in advance, in accordance with their local United States Consulate requirements, in order to allow sufficient time for processing.

UN CSW Registration

Where do I go to get my UN pass?
UN Women issues NGO Advisories with information on registration. Please view their website on NGO participation for registration information. The NGO CSW/NY does not have the authority to register organizations.

Where can I get the invitation letter for the session?
NGO CSW/NY does not issue invitation letters for the UN CSW sessions. Please see the UN Women website.

Do I need to register to attend UN Side Events?
Yes. Please view their website on NGO participation for additional information.

Do I need to register to attend NGO CSW Forum Parallel Events?
Yes, you need to register for the NGO CSW Forum to attend parallel events. To register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ngo-csw-61-forum-registration-registration-30995921636

Payments and Refunds

Can we pay in cash upon arrival due to foreign bank issues?
No. Approval is required for money orders and checks.

Do you give refunds for the NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day or the NGO CSW Forum Reception?
No. Unfortunately, we cannot refund fees.

Do you give refunds for NGO CSW Forum Parallel Events?
No. Unfortunately, we cannot refund parallel events that were cancelled by the organizer.

Do you give refunds for my NGO CSW Forum Parallel Event projector rentals or NGO CSW Forum Ads?
No. Unfortunately, we cannot refund fees.

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