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NGOs Access to the Committee Sessions
Date: 26/03/2010 - 13:02
All Committee meetings are public, unless the Committee decides otherwise. NGOs are welcome as observers to the public sessions. To date, the agenda of the past Committee meetings always included a separate session with NGOs, where they get the opportunity to make a statement and to discuss specific issues with the Committee members. NGO representatives can also be invited as resource persons, for example to present a study they made that is useful to the work of the Committee.
In the April 2006 session, the Committee decided that NGOs would be heard during the session of the final examination of the official report so that they can present updated information on the country under examination (one-hour meeting).
No official accreditation to the UN is necessary. NGOs wishing to attend Committee meetings need to contact the Secretary of the Committee before the start of the opening session.
The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families holds its working sessions at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. They usually take place at the Palais Wilson.
The International Platform on the Migrant Workers Convention (IPMWC) has published a Guide for non-governmental organisations on the implementation of the UN Migrant Workers' Convention.
For more information about the IPMWC, please see the website www.ipmwc.net or contact its Secretariat at: ipmwATdecember18.net (to avoid junk mails:AT for @)
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