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Annual Review

The CIvil Society Unit evaluates the activities of organizations associated with our Department every year to determine if they have fulfilled their association responsibilities and to update our records. The Annual Review is a self-reporting exercise which enables organizations formally associated with DGC to report on their most recent activities and public information programmes and to (re)designate up to six representatives for grounds passes to UNHQ New York. 

2018 Annual Review [CLOSED]

The 2018 Annual Review for organizations formally associated with the Department of Global Communications is now closed. Please note that the deadline to submit the Annual Review was 10 February 2019.

Organizations associated with DGC that successfully submit their Annual Review by the deadline, 10 February 2019 are eligible to retrieve their grounds passes for UNHQ in New York starting 1 February 2019.

NO ANNUAL GROUNDS PASSES FOR THE UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK FOR THE 2019 CALENDAR YEAR WILL BE ISSUED TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT DO NOT SUBMIT THE ANNUAL REVIEW BY THE FINAL DEADLINE.

Allow us to emphasize how important submitting the Annual Review is. It is the responsibility of all organizations associated with DGC to submit their yearly report in order to maintain their association.

Another important element of the Annual Review is that only those organizations that fill the questionnaire and report on their work will be eligible for grounds passes for 2019 for the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Credentials (username and password) were sent to all the heads of all organizations associated with DGC.

What happens after we submit our Annual Review?

We review and evaluate it and send you the results by e-mail if your Annual Review materials are complete. If you meet the criteria, we will send instructions on how the representatives of the organization can retrieve their UN grounds passes.

What happens after we submit our Annual Review?

We review and evaluate it and send you the results by e-mail by within two to three weeks from the date that you submitted it to us. If you meet the criteria, we will:

  • send instructions on how your representatives can retrieve their UN grounds passes
  • add your information to our DPI-associated NGO database, which can be accessed from our DPI/NGO Resource Center.
  • create the yearly mailing list with your contact information. We keep this encrypted and do not share it with third parties.

What if my organization does not meet the required criteria?

If your submission doesn’t meet the criteria because the evaluation team determines that your organization (1) did not provide evidence of activities, projects, events or programmes planned, organized or coordinated by your organization as part of its work to support the work of the United Nations and your association commitment with DGC; (2) actively participate in the Thematic Briefings or Communications Workshops; (3) and/or develop enough projects and activities with UN agencies or programmes, as well as DGC; your submission will be negatively evaluated and no grounds passes will be issued for that year. Your organization, however, will remain in good standing with the Department.

The Department of Global Communications will determine in its sole discretion whether or not information submitted for the Annual Review meets the requirements as set out in the Annual Review online instructions.