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PROTOCOL AND LIAISON SERVICE BRIEFING 68 TH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATED HIGH-LEVEL MEETINGS 10 SEPTEMBER 2013.

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1 PROTOCOL AND LIAISON SERVICE BRIEFING 68 TH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATED HIGH-LEVEL MEETINGS 10 SEPTEMBER 2013

2 LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION General Debate (as of 10 September 2013) Heads of State 87 Heads of Government 41 Vice Presidents 6 Crown Prince 1 Deputy Prime Ministers12 Ministers 46 Vice Ministers 1 Observer States 2 Permanent Observers 1

3 16 September Closing of the 67th session of the Trusteeship Council Monday General Assembly (10:00 am) Prayer Service for the UN Diplomatic Church of the Holy Family Community & Personnel, together with 315 E. 47 th St. Religious and Ecumenical Leaders (6:15 pm) 17 September Wreath Laying ceremony (Dag Hammarskjöld)Secretariat Lobby Tuesday (9:30 am – 9:45 am) Opening of the 68 th session of the General Assembly Hall General Assembly (3:00 pm)(North Lawn Building) 20 September International Day of Peace Rose Garden Friday Peace Bell Ceremony (9:00 am – 9:30 am) MAIN EVENTS / KEY DATES

4 23 September High-level Meeting on the RealizationGeneral Assembly Hall Monday of the Millennium Development Goals(North Lawn Building) and Other Internationally Agreed Development Goals for Persons with Disabilities; - Opening Plenary – (9:00 am – 10:00 am) - PM Plenary + Closing – (5:30 pm – 6:00 pm) - Round Table 1 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) - Round Table 2 (3:00 pm – 5:30 pm) MDGs Success: SGs High-Level Forum Trusteeship Council on Accelerating Actions (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) & (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm) Tea Reception hosted by Mrs. Ban Soon-taekResidence in honour of Spouses (3:00 pm)

5 24 September Welcoming reception for Heads of State East Delegates Lounge and Government(North Lawn Building) (8:00 am – 8:50 am) Welcoming reception for spouses of Heads 2 nd Floor (North Lawn Building) of State and Government (8:00 am – 8:50 am) Opening of the General Debate (Day 1)General Assembly Hall (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) & (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)(North Lawn Building) Treaty SigningNL-1034 (9:30 am – 1:00 pm) & (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)(North Lawn Building) State Luncheon hosted by the Secretary-GeneralNorth Delegates Lounge (1:15 pm – 3:00 pm)(Conference Building) (Delegates from the GA Hall should walk to the Conference Building through the Rose Garden, take the elevators and proceed into the North Delegates Lounge) High-level Political Forum on Trusteeship Council Sustainable Development (3:00 – 7:00 pm) MAIN EVENTS / KEY DATES Tuesday

6 25 September (Opening/Closing) Special Event by PGA to Trusteeship Council Wednesday follow up on efforts made towards achieving the Millennium Development (9:00 am – 10:00 am) & (6:00 pm – 6:30 pm) - Round Table 1 + Round Table 2CR2 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) - Round Table 3 + Round Table 4 (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm) General Debate (Day 2)General Assembly Hall (9:00 am – 1:00 pm ) & (3:00 pm – 9:00 pm)(North Lawn Building) Treaty SigningNL-1034 (9:30 am – 1:00 pm) & (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)(North Lawn Building) Lunch and Tour at the Metropolitan Opera for spouses Metropolitan Opera of Heads of State and Government only (Hosted by Mrs. Ban Soon-taek) (12:30 pm) MAIN EVENTS / KEY DATES

7 26 September High-Level Meeting on Nuclear DisarmamentGeneral Assembly Hall Thursday (Plenary Meeting) (9:00 am – 10:00 am)(North Lawn Building) - Round Table 1 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)Trusteeship Council - Round Table 2 (3:00 pm – 5:45 pm) - Closing of the High- Level Meeting on Nuclear Disarmament (5:45 pm – 6:00 pm) General Debate (Day 3)General Assembly Hall (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) & (3:00 pm – 9:00 pm)(North Lawn Building) Treaty Signing NL-1034 (9:30 am– 1:00 pm) & (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)(North Lawn Building) Security Council High-Level meeting on Small ArmsSecurity Council (3:00 pm – TBC) MAIN EVENTS / KEY DATES

8 27 September General Debate (Day 4)General Assembly Hall Friday (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) & (3:00 pm – 9:00 pm)(North Lawn Building) CTBT – Eighth Conference on Facilitating the CR3 Entry Into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty [Ministerial Level] (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) & (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm) Security Council – High Level Meeting on Yemen Security Council Chamber (Time TBC) 28 September General Debate (Day 5)General Assembly Hall Saturday (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) & (3:00 pm – 9:00 pm)(North Lawn Building) 29 SeptemberNo Meetings / Events Scheduled Sunday 30 September/ General Debate (Day 6/7)General Assembly Hall 01 October (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) & (3:00 pm – 9:00 pm)(North Lawn Building) Monday/Tuesday Treaty Signing NL-1034 (9:30 am – 1:00 pm) & (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)(North Lawn Building) MAIN EVENTS / KEY DATES

9 02 October General Debate (Day 8)General Assembly Hall Wednesday (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) & (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)(North Lawn Building) 03/04 October High-Level Dialogue on International General Assembly Hall Thursday/Friday Migration and Development (Plenary Meeting)(North Lawn Building) (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) & (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm) - Closing Plenary (6:00 pm) - Round Table 1 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)Trusteeship Council - Round Table 2 (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)

10 ACCREDITATION As of 1 August 2013, all accreditation requests must be made via the online system eAccreditation at Guidelines on how to submit requests online and a set of Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the Protocol website All requests require at least 48 business hours for processing after online submission Deadline for submission of accreditation is Tuesday, 17 September 2013 VIP passes are issued by Protocol and may be collected at the Protocol Office Delegates passes are issued by the Pass and ID Unit Passes for delegates whose photos are already in the system of Pass and ID may be collected by representatives of the missions on their behalf Delegates needing photos should proceed to Pass and ID Unit Comprehensive list of official delegations to the 68 th session of the General Assembly must be sent to the Office of Protocol not later than 31 October 2013.

11 ACCREDITATION (continued) VIP passes (without photo) will be issued to Heads of State/Government, Vice- Presidents, Crown Princes/Princesses and spouses VIP passes (with photo) will be issued to Deputy Prime Ministers, Cabinet Ministers and spouses Issuance of Protocol passes will be restricted during 23 September – 04 October 2013

12 ACCESS CARDS TO THE GA HALL Access cards for the High-level meeting and the general debate, to be distributed by Protocol on 20 September, will be valid from 23 September to 04 October 2013: –Permanent Missions/Observers four for the General Assembly Hall and four for the North Lawn Building Lobby; two seats will be reserved in the overflow room (CR4) –Observers/IGOs two for the General Assembly Hall and two for the North Lawn Building Lobby. –Specialized Agencies one for the General Assembly Hall and two for the North Lawn Building Lobby. Seats in the VIP Section and the reserved area during the Speech of the Heads of delegations will be greatly reduced due to space limitations. The Protocol and Liaison Service will only consider requests sent in writing one week in advance of the required date.

13 OTHER ARRANGEMENTS Collection of access cards - Protocol and Liaison Service Office – 2 nd Floor, Room No. S-02MM - Friday 20 September 2013 Access to GA 200: - Limit in delegation size in GA200 (Head of Delegation plus two) Felicitations: - Restricted to area in front of the East Lounge in the North Lawn Building

14 OTHER ARRANGEMENTS Bilateral Booths -(24) bilateral booths will be located on the 2 nd floor of the North Lawn Building; as well as (4) booths on the 1B level in Conference Room C and D in the Conference Building -Reservations should be made through e-Meets by accessing https://icms.un.orghttps://icms.un.org -Delegates may contact Sylvia Gutierrez of DGACM/CPCS for reservations. Tel: , Location of Press Conferences -Kindly contact the Office of the Spokesperson [Mr. Martin Nesirky – Room S-0233, Tel: ,

15 COMMUNICATION SENT BY PROTOCOL TO MEMBER STATES, HEADS OF IGOs AND SPECIALISED AGENCIES IN NEW YORK The following note verbales have been sent to the Missions and can be found at the PROTOCOL WEBSITE: PRO/NV/68GA/1/Arrivals PRO/NV/68GA/Wreath-laying/Peace Bell (Dag Hammarskjöld) PRO/NV/68GA/HLM/Protocol Arrangements on the 68 th General AssemblyPRO/NV/68GA/HLM/Protocol Arrangements on the 68 th General Assembly PRO/68GA/Tea reception for Spouses hosted by Ban Soon-taek PRO/NV/68GA/2/Welcoming Reception hosted by The Secretary General and Mrs. Ban Soon-taekPRO/NV/68GA/2/Welcoming Reception hosted by The Secretary General and Mrs. Ban Soon-taek PRO/NV/68GA/3/State Luncheon hosted by The Secretary General PRO/NV/68GA/4/Cultural event for Spouses (Metropolitan Opera)

16 OTHER ARRANGEMENTS NOTE: -Due to the high number of events in this Session and the ongoing renovation of the facilities, the scheduled venue of side events may change without advance notice. -All venue changes will appear in the JOURNAL, which is issued daily in all six languages. - Please, check the JOURNAL daily for changes. عربي English Français Español

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