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SIDS Action Platform
The SIDS Action Platform has been developed to support the follow up to the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS Conference), including through a partnerships platform, a partnerships framework, and a UN Implementation Matrix. [Click to view]
Participation, accreditation and registration
Governmental and non-governmental stakeholders must be accredited to the United Nations in order to participate in the Conference. The following participants may attend or be represented: States Members of the United Nations or members of specialized agencies, Inter-Governmental Organizations, Associate members of the regional commissions, United Nations system, Major Groups and other stakeholders, and Media.

Access to the conference site and conference rooms will be granted upon presentation of a valid United Nations Conference pass issued by the United Nations. Participants holding a Conference pass are subject to screening at the Nu’utele Accreditation Centre. VIP groups including Heads of State or Government, Vice-Presidents, Crown Princes/Princesses and Cabinet Ministers, as well as their spouses, will be exempt from screening.

The on-site accreditation and issuance of Conference passes to all accredited participants will begin on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 at the Nu’utele Accreditation Centre inside the Faleata Sports Complex in Apia.

States Members
Accreditation of official delegations of States Members is handled by the United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service. Delegations are required to submit a letter with an official stamp and signed by an authorizing official, no later than Wednesday, 20 August 2014, providing a list of official delegation with names, functional titles and affiliations, through their Permanent Missions or Liaison Offices to the United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service in New York:

United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service
Attn. Ms. Wai Tak Chua
Fax: +1 (212) 963 1921

A copy should also be sent to:
General Assembly and ECOSOC Affairs Division/DGACM
Mr. Kenji Nakano
Attn. Mr. Paolo Dua
Email: duap@un.org

Submission of the letter with the list of official delegation should be followed by on-line registration via http://iAccredit.un.org. This website will be open for online registration on 1 July 2014.

Upon verification of the information on the lists of delegations, the Protocol and Liaison Service will authorize pass applications submitted online. It is to be noted that no approval of conference pass will be granted prior to receipt of the official lists of delegations or letters of nomination. Delegations are kindly reminded to send in their official lists before the deadline on Wednesday, 20 August 2014.

In order for a conference pass to be issued, the following registration procedure must be completed by logging onto http://iAccredit.un.org:

  • Step 1: Register and confirm your account by clicking the link in the confirmation email
  • Step 2: Log onto the website and create your personal and business profiles
  • Step 3: Upload your photograph
  • Step 4: Submit your profile for the conference
  • Step 5: Upon verification, an approval email will be sent to the email address registered
  • Step 6: Present the approval email either on a hard copy or on a mobile device/tablet together with a passport or a government photo ID for badging at the Accreditation Centre in Apia

Missions and Liaison Offices are kindly reminded not to include media personnel and members of security details of the VIP groups in their official lists of government delegations.

Accreditation for media personnel including photographers and video/cameramen of the official delegations or the VIP groups will be handled by the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (Tel: 1-212-963-6934, email: malu@un.org). Information on the accreditation procedure of media personnel will be made available at a later stage via their website at http://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation.

Members of security details of VIP groups will be handled by the United Nations Security and Safety Unit.

Missions and Liaison Offices are also reminded not to include in the list of delegation representatives of NGOs who are not members of the official government delegations to the conference.

Inter-Governmental Organisations (IGOs)
Representatives of Intergovernmental Organizations are required to follow the same accreditation procedure as that for States Members by submitting a letter with a list of delegation to the Protocol and Liaison Service and registering online.
Click here for the list of accredited Organisations.
Associate members of the regional commissions
Representatives of Associate members of the regional commissions (American Samoa, Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Curaçao, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Guam, Martinique, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos Islands, and United States Virgin Islands) are required to follow the same accreditation procedure as that for States Members by submitting a letter with a list of delegation to the Protocol and Liaison Service and registering online.
Specialized Agencies and related organizations
Representatives of Specialized Agencies and related organizations (ILO, FAO, UNESCO, ICAO, WHO, World Bank, IMF, UPU, ITU, WMO IMO, WIPO, IFAD, UNIDO, UN-WTO, IAEA, CTBTO, ICC, OPCW and WTO) are required to follow the same accreditation procedures as that for States Members by submitting a letter with a list of delegation to the Protocol and Liaison Service and registering online.
UN funds and programmes and other entities
UN funds and programmes and other entities (UN, UNOG, UNHCHR, UNOV, UNODC, UNON, UN-HABITAT, ECA, ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP, ESCWA, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNHCR, UNRWA, UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP, UN-WOMEN, UNFCCC, UNCCD, CBD, UNU, ITC, UNAIDS, UNITAR) should communicate the composition of their delegations to the Conference Secretary-General. Correspondence should be addressed to the attention of Ms. Federica Pietracci at: pietracci@un.org, by 14 August 2014.
Non-governmental organizations and other Major Groups


NGOs and other major groups that are eligible for pre registration are those that are:

  • In consultative status with the Economic and Social Council
  • Accredited to previous conferences on the sustainable development of the Small Island Developing States, held in Barbados and Mauritius

NGOs and other major groups and other accredited organizations can preregister their representatives for the Conference through the Conference web site at www.sids2014.org/majorgroups.

When the pre-registration is completed, each nominated representative will receive a confirmation letter via email.

Once pre-registration is closed, on site registration by representatives of non-accredited NGOs or major groups will not be accepted. All representatives that intend to attend the Conference must be pre-registered before the new deadline of 4 August 2014.

Additionally, if a representative of an accredited organization is not able to attend the Conference, he or she cannot be replaced by another representative of the same organization.

Pre- registered participants must come to Accreditation Centre with a copy of the confirmation letter and valid photo identification (passport, driver’s licence) for identification purposes.

Applications for accreditation

Non-governmental organizations and other major groups who are currently not eligible for pre-registration (see above) but who wish to attend and contribute to the Conference may apply to the secretariat for that purpose, in accordance with guidelines available on the Conference website www.sids2014.org/majorgroups. The deadline for submitting accreditation applications is 12 May 2014. [More Information on the Major Groups page]
Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press, print, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies, and online media who represent a bona fide media organization. No double accreditation is allowed (e.g. as press and delegate, or as press and NGO). Deadline to apply for early accreditation is 19 August, 2014. On site accreditation starts on 27 August 2014. Detailed information on how to request accreditation will be posted in July 2014 on the following website: http://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/
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