Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that meet the criteria for accreditation set out in paragraph 91 of the Operational Directives may request to be accredited by the General Assembly to provide advisory services to the Committee.

Interested NGOs should provide the information requested in paragraph 97 of these Operational Directives and use the standard format (ICH-09) to submit such requests. Requests must be submitted in English or French, the working languages of the Committee.

Requests for accreditation can be submitted at any time. At its ninth session held in July 2022, the General Assembly of States Parties accredited thirty-three new NGOs. Applicant organisations can submit their requests until 30 April 2025 for a possible accreditation by the next General Assembly in 2026.