Participation in the Conference shall be open to the following:

  • Representatives of all States

  • Observers from organizations that have received a standing invitation from the General Assembly to participate in conferences in the capacity of observers

  • Observers from specialized and related agencies of the United Nations

  • Observers from other intergovernmental organs of the United Nations

  • Observers from intergovernmental organs in status with UNCTAD

  • Observers from non-governmental organizations in status with UNCTAD

  • Officials of the United Nations Secretariat

  • Other persons invited by the United Nations


Participants are responsible for making their own visa and travel arrangements to and from Geneva. Simultaneous interpretation into the official United Nations languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian) will be available during the plenary sessions.