Rules and Procedures
64th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference
We look forward to seeing you at our yearly conference which this year focuses on the twin themes of volunteerism and sustainable development. Expert speakers, panellists and participants have all been invited to share insights, discuss challenges and ways to promote the interconnectivity of citizen engagement and volunteerism, sustainable development, human security, the environment and climate change in the world and in their lives. We hope to learn from each other and create opportunities for new collaborations to achieve sustainable societies for the benefit of mankind and the planet.
In order to facilitate these exchanges, all are requested to participate in the Conference in the spirit of constructive dialogue and fraternity:
- All participants have the right to express their views in a respectful manner on any Conference-related issue in the context of both formal and informal Conference proceedings at all Conference venues.
- Please respect other participants. This includes not demeaning anyone’s race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, language, religion, political opinion, social origin, property, disability, birth or any other status.
- During question-and-answer sessions, precedence will be given to questions from NGO representatives. Time allowing, Member-State representatives and observers at the conference may also speak when recognized by the session’s chairperson or moderator.
- The “right of reply” procedure will not be applicable at this Conference.
- Accepted Conference protocol should be carefully observed, including respect for the chairpersons and indicated time limitations, avoidance of interruption, rejection of all forms of discourtesy such as shouting or distribution of unauthorized materials.
- Conference Organizers have the authority to take away Conference accreditation from individuals who engage in disruptive or violent behavior.
- Conference attendees are not permitted to tape or post on the walls of the Conference venues leaflets, posters, pictures or other material.
- Conference attendees’ behavior in the Conference venues must be respectful and courteous of the surroundings.
- The dress code for the conference is business casual. Eating and drinking during all sessions is also not permitted.
Maria-Luisa Chávez, Chief NGO Relations
Felix Dodds, Chair 64th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference