Frequently Asked Questions

NGO CSW Forum Parallel Events

Where can I register to attend the NGO CSW Forum?

The Parallel Events application is now closed.

What is the deadline to register for the NGO CSW 63 Forum?

The deadline to register for the NGO CSW 63 Forum will be in  mid-March, 2019.

How do I stay up to date with new Parallel Events and NGO CSW63 Forum information?

Register for the NGO CSW63 Forum and receive email updates:

You can also download the Handbook App from Guidebook. This will be available in mid-February.

Where will the NGO CSW Forum Parallel Events be held?

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

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

The Armenian Convention Center
630 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10016

4 W 43rd
4 W 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

What equipment is available in each of the rooms at the venues? 

A basic room with no AV is provided and is furnished with chairs, one table, and a microphone.

A premium room with AV and provided Technical Support includes one microphone, speakers, one projector, and a projector screen.

The price of each room will be announced when the application is open.

Where can I find the most up-to-date schedule each day?

The schedule will be posted on in the beginning of February. Please check back for schedule updates online and on the CSW Forum App. The Handbook App and have the most up to date information, as we cannot update the printed handbook, once it goes to the printer, with live changes.

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. Click here to register. 

Are we allowed to serve food and drink during our NGO CSW Forum Parallel Event?

Food is not allowed.

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

  • 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

4 W 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

  • Green Room – 90 people
  • Blue Room – 30 People
  • Social Hall – 200 people
  • Aqua Room – 60 people
  • Gallery – 40 people

Which locations have AV support?

Week 1 (11 March – 17 March): Church Center for the UN (CCUN) and  4 W 43rd Street are AV Rooms.

Week 2 (18 March – 22 March): Church Center for the UN (CCUN) and Salvation Army’s Auditorium have AV. 

Is Wi-Fi available in the rooms?

Wi-Fi is available at all venues, but, due to limited capacity, please download all necessary materials before your parallel event. At the Salvation Army, you will need to ask security for the wifi login information.

Can NGOs co-sponsor events?

We have heard your feedback from last year, and NGO CSW/NY is allowing NGOs to co-sponsor parallel events to help defray costs. We will provide an additional email with further information on co-sponsorships.

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.

Do NGOs have to be ECOSOC accredited or have UN Special Consultative Status to host a Parallel Event?

No, any NGO can sponsor a Parallel Event.

Once I submit my Parallel Event application, can I make edits?

No, all submissions are final.



Do you provide projectors and if so, what is the process?

Projectors are available if you register for a Premium Room. The cost is yet to be announced, and comes with technical support. You will need to bring your own adapter with a VGA connection and your own computer, as we cannot guarantee that we have the chords for laptops from all countries.

Can I bring my own projector?

Unfortunately, our venues do not allow you to bring your own projectors. If you would like to use a projector, purchase a Premium Room.

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?

There will be technical support available in the Premium Rooms.

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 cords necessary to ensure compatibility between your laptop and the projector.
  • 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 10 March 2019 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Where can I register for NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day?

Registration is now open. Click Here

Where will NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day be held?

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)
199 Chambers St,
New York, NY 10007

Can I register on-site when I arrive?


What is the registration fee for NGO CSW Forum Consultation Day? Does the fee include lunch?

Ticket price is 100 USD, but fee does NOT include lunch.

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 12 March 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Where will NGO CSW Forum Reception be held?

The Reception will be held at the New Yorker Hotel (481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001)

What is the fee for the NGO CSW Forum Reception?

Ticket price is 80 USD. Please note this is not a dinner.

Where can I register for the NGO CSW Forum Reception?

Please check the registration page. Click Here


NGO CSW Forum Artisan Fair

When and where is the NGO CSW Forum Artisan Fair?

The date and location will be announced in March 2019.

How do I sign up to sell my crafts next year?

Registration is not yet open. Please check back later. 

I am an artisan. Is there a fee to sell my goods at the Artisan Fair?

Yes. The application to apply for a table at the Artisan Fair is free. Artisans selected to sell goods at the Artisan Fee will be asked to pay a registration fee. Price TBA. 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 are available for Purchase at the NGO CSW/NY Office for $5.00. 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. The Handbook App is also free. Printed copies of the handbook cost $5.00 and can be purchased at the NGO CSW/NY Office. Handbooks will be given out for free to all ticketed attendees at Consultation Day.

How can I purchase an ad for the NGO CSW Forum?
Registration is now open. 

Deadline: All printed ad copy is due January 30th. Online ads are welcomed all the time, even during the forum weeks.
To purchase an ad, please click here.

The pricing of Handbook ads:
  • $1500 – back cover
  • $1200 – inside front and back cover
  • $1000 – section divider
  • $800 – full page
  • $175 – online ad
  • $75 – online sponsor

What is the latest deadline to change my ad for next year? 

Is my event automatically listed in the handbook? What about other ad info.?

If your parallel event was accepted, the event will automatically be listed in the print, online, and app versions of the NGO CSW63 Forum Handbook. One sponsoring organization, the event title, date, time, and location will be listed in the handbook. To advertise additional information, such as co-sponsoring organizations and speakers, and to get more outreach for your event, buy an ad here.

What are the dimensions of the Handbook ads?

The dimension of handbook ads is 8.5″ x 11.125. There can be 6″w X 9″h with .125″ bleeds if needed. There is a.375″ margin for the Spiral Binding.


Why do I have to register for the NGO CSW Forum?

Due to the high volume of attendees, free registration is now required. 

What are the dates of the 63nd UN Commission on the Status of Women Session (CSW 63)?

11-22 March 2019.  Please view the UN CSW website for details.

How do I submit a written statement to CSW?

More information may be found through the UN CSW website.

Do I need a UN 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.

Unfortunately, NGO CSW is not able to provide a formal letter for the visa application. This is a question that can be sent to UN Women as well at


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.

Can I attend CSW63 side events if I am not part of a registered delegation? [Subject to updates from the UN and UN Women]

Yes. UN Women will post the side event schedule on their website in February. You can RSVP for individual events, and pick up a temporary pass on the day of the event. Additionally, if you have an annual UN pass, you will be allowed to enter the UN during CSW62.

I registered for CSW63, do I still need to register to attend NGO CSW63 Forum Parallel Events?

Yes, you need to register for the NGO CSW Forum to attend parallel events. 

What is the length of parallel events?

Each group will have 90 minutes for your event. You may arrive 15 minutes early to set up and extra 15 minutes to clean up in the end.

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 canceled by the organizer. We can only give refunds for applications that are not selected to sponsor a parallel event.

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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