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2014 NPT Preparatory Committee: Information for civil society participation

The NGO coordinator for the 2014 PrepCom is Ray Acheson, Director of Reaching Critical Will. All information regarding the NPT PrepCom is available on this website and is updated regularly. In addition, please subscribe to the Reaching Critical Will E-News, which is distributed monthly by email, in order to keep up to date with the latest news. If you cannot find an answer to your question on the website or in the E-News, please email info[at]reachingcriticalwill.org.

NGO accreditation and registration

Please see the information note from the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs on civil society participation for details on accreditation and registration.

The deadline for accreditation has passed. Organizations that are provisionally accredited to the meeting must pre-register representatives they expect to attend by 11 April 2014. Information on acquistion of grounds passes on acceptance of pre-registration will be provided at a later date.

For questions related to accreditation, registration, and issuance of badges, please contact Ms. Soo Hyun Kim at UNODA.

Side events

NGOs have Conference Room C reserved for their use in the UN. It seats approximately 70 people. Booking the NGO side event room is done on a first come, first serve basis. Please email info[at]reachingcriticalwill.org to book the room. The calendar of events will be updated regularly.

There is no interpretation available during side events. A projector and screen will be available for use in Room C during the conference but any other equipment must be provided by the organizer of the event.

NGO materials

There will be a table at the PrepCom for NGO materials. Please be sure to send the NGO coordinator a copy of your material before placing it on the table. Please bring your materials in boxes or other carrying containers that are small enough to be carried and to go through the airport-type screening facilities at the UN.

Civil society presentations

Whether or not you are planning to attend the PrepCom, consider getting involved in drafting civil society presentations to the meeting. NGOs are have been allocated Wednesday, 30 April from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM to address PrepCom delegates in an official meeting. You can subscribe to the listserv we use to draft presentations by going to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/npt_presentations. Email traffic on this list will be quite heavy between February and April.

NPT News in Review

The NPT News in Review is a daily publication produced during NPT Preparatory Committee and Review Conferences. It features analysis of the day's events, feature articles from NGOs around the world, interviews with diplomats and NGO representatives, nuclear facts, announcements, cartoons, a calendar of events, and more. You can subscribe to receive in your inbox each day during the PrepCom.

We also encourage you to submit to the 2014 NPT News in Review. The guidelines are as follows:

Feature articles: In addition to the daily analysis of the proceedings of the PrepCom, the NPT News in Review also contains feature articles that cover a range of nuclear disarmament issues. We welcome submissions from NGO experts around the world, regardless of whether or not you will be in Geneva. Articles should be between 500-1000 words. Please submit in .doc format and the body of the email. Articles will be attributed to the author and may be edited for length.

Advertising: You can use the NPT News in Review to publicize an important announcement, event, or project hosted by your organization. NIRs are hand-distributed to all of the delegates at the PrepCom, sent by email to more than 1000 subscribers, and are archived on our website.

  • 1/4 page ad: $40
  • 1/2 page ad: $60
  • full page ad: $130

Discounts are available for multiple ads. Run your ad twice and get $5 off. Run your add three times and get $10 off. Run your ad four times and get $15 off.

Cartoons, photos, artwork, poetry: The NPT News in Review wouldn't be complete without its fill of poignant, satirical, and beautiful artwork. We are accepting all forms of anti-nuclear artwork, to be sent in either a .jpg, .gif, or .pdf file. Photos, paintings, doodles, cartoons, collage, mixed media, and drawings are all welcome.

Please send all submissions to info[at]reachingcriticalwill.org.