Informal Interactive Hearings with NGOs, Civil Society and the Private Sector - 12 July 2006

As part of the preparatory activities leading to the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, the General Assembly will hold Informal Interactive Hearings with representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations and the private sector on 12 July 2006 at United Nations headquarters in New York. The objective of the Informal Interactive Hearings is to provide an opportunity for NGOs, civil society and the private sector to interact with Member States and offer input for the High-level Dialogue.

“I attach great importance to the Informal Interactive Hearings of the General Assembly with Non-Governmental Organizations, Civil Society Organizations and the Private Sector on International Migration and Development, which will take place on 12 July 2006 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. It is critical that Member States have an exchange of views with a wide range of constituencies, including migrants themselves, when they are preparing for the High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development in September.”
Kofi Annan
United Nations Secretary-General





Representatives of NGOs with ECOSOC accreditation or DPI affiliation may register to observe the Hearings until 30 June 2006. To register, kindly complete this form and return it to NGLS before 30 June 2006. Please note that the deadline for registration of NGOs not accredited with ECOSOC nor affiliated with DPI expired on 5 May 2006; nominations from such organizations are no longer being considered.