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United Nations Headquarters New York Briefing by the Protocol and Liaison Service 66th Session of the General Assembly and Associated High-level Meetings.

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1 United Nations Headquarters New York Briefing by the Protocol and Liaison Service 66th Session of the General Assembly and Associated High-level Meetings Thursday 08 September 2011 Mr. Desmond Parker Chief of Protocol

2 Heads of State91 Heads of State91 Heads of Government 44 Heads of Government 44 Vice Presidents 5 Vice Presidents 5 Crown Prince 1 Crown Prince 1 Deputy Prime Ministers10 Deputy Prime Ministers10 Ministers 40 Ministers 40 Vice Minister 2 Vice Minister 2 Chairmen of the Delegations / PRs 1 Chairmen of the Delegations / PRs 1 Permanent Observer 1 Permanent Observer 1 Total: 195 Total: 195 Level of Participation (as of 30 August 2011) General Debate

3 MAIN EVENTS / KEY DATES 12 September Closing of the 65th session of the General Assembly Hall General Assembly (10 am) 13 SeptemberWreath laying ceremony (9.45 – am) Visitors Lobby (tbc) Opening of the 66th session of the General Assembly Hall General Assembly (3.00 pm – 3.45 pm) 15 SeptemberInternational Day of Peace – Peace Bell Rose Garden Ceremony (09.30 am – am) 17 September GSP Sherpas Meeting (3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)CR7 18 SeptemberSG High Level Meeting on Global SustainabilityCR6 (10:00 am to 1:00 pm) and (3:00 pm to 6:00 pm) 19 SeptemberOpening Plenary of the High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) (9:00 am – 10:00 am)General Assembly Hall SG Symposium on International Counter Terrorism (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) and (3:00 pm – 6:00pm) Closing Session (6:00 pm) – tbcCR2 Plenary of the High-Level Meeting onGeneral Assembly Hall Non-communicable Diseases (NCD) (10:00am – 1:00pm) and (3:00pm – 6:00pm) SG High Level Meeting on Global SustainabilityCR6 (10:00 am to 1:00 pm) and (3:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

4 MAIN EVENTS / KEY DATES contd… 19 SeptemberSG High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for AllCR5 Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) ECOSOC – North Lawn Building Roundtable 1 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm) Roundtable 2 (03:00 pm – 06:00 pm) 20 SeptemberRoundtable 3 (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)ECOSOC- North Lawn Building 20 SeptemberSG High-Level Group on Sustainable Energy for AllCR5 (09:00 am – 11:00 am) Opening Plenary of the High-Level Meeting on Desertification (10:00 am – 11:00 am)General Assembly Hall Desertification Roundtables 1 & 2 (11 am – 1 pm) CR4 (North Lawn Building) and (3 pm – 6 pm) SG High Level Meeting on Scaling up Nutrition CR2 (11:00 am – 1:00 pm) UN Private Sector Forum on Sustainable EnergyGeneral Assembly Lobby (12:00 pm – 02:30 pm) Closing of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD)General Assembly Hall (03:00 pm – 04:00 pm) Secretary-General Event – Every Woman Every Child (4:00 – 6:00 pm)ECOSOC – North Lawn Building Closing Plenary of Desertification - tbc (06:00 pm)General Assembly Hall

5 MAIN EVENTS / KEY DATES contd… 21 SeptemberOpening Session of the General Debate (09:00 am – 10:00 am)General Assembly Hall General Debate (10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 3:00pm – 07:30 pm) General Assembly Hall State Luncheon (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)Visitors Lobby Tea reception hosted by Mrs. Ban in honor of SpousesSG Residence (4:00 pm) 22 SeptemberOpening of the SG High-Level Meeting on Nuclear SafetyGeneral Assembly Hall and Security (08:00 am – 08:45 am) Ministerial Session (1) and (2) – (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)CR2 and CR4 Opening Plenary of Durban CommemorationGeneral Assembly Hall (09:00 am – 11:00 am) Durban Commemoration Panel 1 (11:00 am – 1:00 pm)ECOSOC & CR3 overflow and & Panel 2 (3 pm – 6 pm) Museum tour for Spouses (Frick Collection)1 East, 70 th Street (09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.) General Debate (11:00 am – 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm)General Assembly Hall

6 MAIN EVENTS / KEY DATES contd… 22 SeptemberClosing Session of the SG High Level Meeting on Nuclear Safety and Security (12:15 pm – 1:00 pm)CR2 Security Council High-Level Meeting on Maintenance of Security Council High-Level Meeting on Maintenance of International Peace and Security - Conflict Prevention Security Council Chamber (Time TBC) Closing Plenary of the Durban CommemorationGeneral Assembly Hall (06:00 pm – 07:00 pm) 23 SeptemberGeneral Debate Day 3 (09:00 am – 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm) General Assembly Hall SG Meeting on CTBT (10:00 am – 1:00 pm &CR4 – North Lawn Building 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm) 24 September General Debate Day 4 (09:00 pm – 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm – 07:00 pm)General Assembly Hall 3:00 pm – 07:00 pm)General Assembly Hall 25 SeptemberClosed 26 SeptemberGeneral Debate Day 5 (09:00 am – 1:00 pm & (3:00 pm – 09:00 pm)General Assembly Hall 27 SeptemberGeneral Debate Day 6 (09:00 am – 1:00 pm & (3:00 pm – tbc)General Assembly Hall

7 Communication to Member States, IGO and Specialized Agencies PRO/NV/66GA/2/Arrivals & Departures PRO/NV/66GA/Wreath-laying/Peace Bell – PRO/66GA/Tea Reception for Spouses – PRO/66GA/Museum Tour for Spouses - PRO/NV/66GA/2/Official Luncheon – PRO/NV/66GA/HLM/Arrangements – PRO/NV/Security Council High Level Meeting (tbc) PROTOCOL WEBSITE:

8 ACCREDITATION Requests (SG6 forms) must be submitted before 13 September 2011Requests (SG6 forms) must be submitted before 13 September 2011 SG6 forms available at forms available at Send covering letter with names and functional titles of members of delegation to the Chief of Protocol before 13 September 2011Send covering letter with names and functional titles of members of delegation to the Chief of Protocol before 13 September 2011 All requests require 48 business hours for processing after submissionAll requests require 48 business hours for processing after submission Delegates needing photos must proceed to Pass and IDDelegates needing photos must proceed to Pass and ID Missions may collect passes for those with photo in the systemMissions may collect passes for those with photo in the system

9 ACCREDITATION contd… VIP passes (without photo) for Heads of State/Heads of Government, Vice-Presidents, Crown Princes and spousesVIP passes (without photo) for Heads of State/Heads of Government, Vice-Presidents, Crown Princes and spouses VIP passes (with photo) for Deputy Prime Ministers, Cabinet Ministers and spousesVIP passes (with photo) for Deputy Prime Ministers, Cabinet Ministers and spouses Protocol passes curtailed duringProtocol passes curtailed during 19 – 27 September – 27 September 2011

10 Restricted Areas and Meeting Rooms Restricted areas: GA building:- 2nd Floor, GA Hall, First basement (press stakeout area), Security Council ChamberGA building:- 2nd Floor, GA Hall, First basement (press stakeout area), Security Council Chamber North Lawn Building:- Conference rooms for the Roundtables/Panels and specific High-Level meetingsNorth Lawn Building:- Conference rooms for the Roundtables/Panels and specific High-Level meetings

11 Access to restricted areas Access cards GA Hall and Delegates entrance lobby to be distributed by PLS will be valid from 19 – 27 September 2011Access cards GA Hall and Delegates entrance lobby to be distributed by PLS will be valid from 19 – 27 September 2011 Permanent Missions/Observers – 6 for the High Level meetings and General Debate and 4 for the Delegates Entrance LobbyPermanent Missions/Observers – 6 for the High Level meetings and General Debate and 4 for the Delegates Entrance Lobby Observers / IGOs – 2 for High-Level Meetings and the General Debate and 2 for the Delegates Entrance LobbyObservers / IGOs – 2 for High-Level Meetings and the General Debate and 2 for the Delegates Entrance Lobby Specialized Agencies – 1 for the High-Level Meetings and General Debate and 2 for the Delegates Entrance LobbySpecialized Agencies – 1 for the High-Level Meetings and General Debate and 2 for the Delegates Entrance Lobby Seats in the VIP Section and 4th floor balcony during the Speech of the Head of delegation available upon written requestSeats in the VIP Section and 4th floor balcony during the Speech of the Head of delegation available upon written request

12 New Arrangements Accreditation and Collection of passes -Protocol and Liaison Service Office – 2 nd Floor – North Lawn Building Access to 2 nd floor (General Assembly) - Limited to holders of color coded pass only Kuwaiti Boat Area -Overflow area for delegates with the + 4 access cards Access to GA 200: -Limit delegation size in GA200 (Head of Delegation plus two) Felicitations: - Restricted to the western area at the front of the Indonesian Lounge Official Luncheon - Visitors Lobby Side Events and Roundtables/Panels - To be held in North Lawn Building Treaty Signing -Neck area on the 2 nd floor of the conference building (the former flag area)

13 New Arrangements contd… Security Council - Security Council Chamber is located in the 1B Level of the UN General Assembly Building UN General Assembly Building Bilateral Booths - 12 booths located at the back of the GA Hall on the 2 nd, 3 rd and 4 th floors - 16 booths located on the 2 nd Floor – North Lawn Building * For reservations kindly icms.un.org or or Emma Pioche – Telephone Number: 1 – 212 – Location of Press Conferences - Contact Office of the Spokesperson (Jamille McCord – Telephone: 1 – 212 – 963 – 7707 or Route between the General Assembly and North Lawn Building - Protocol and Security will facilitate access for Heads of State and Delegations Delegates Dining Room - Located in the former Staff Cafeteria in the Secretariat Building

14 THANK YOU


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