An update on NGO access at CSW60 to Conference rooms, official meetings and NGO morning briefings.
NGO access at CSW60
Ø The United Nations grounds pass will be sufficient to gain access to the General Assembly Building and the Conference Building, where official CSW meetings and side events will take place.
Ø Access to conference rooms will again be limited during CSW60, due to the very high number of NGO representatives who have pre-registered, placing a high demand on the finite space in UN Headquarters. There will be approximately 200 seats in the plenary room for the 4000-6000 NGOs that are expected. That is why all official meetings will be webcast.
You can also follow @UN_CSW on Twitter to find out about side events, overflow rooms, venue changes, and when registration lines are shortest.
Ø The only open official meetings that will require tickets are the opening and the ministerial round tables on the first day of the session, both of which meetings are webcast. There are very few tickets available. One ticket per organization will be given out at the CSW information desk in the GA lobby, starting at 8:30 a.m. on Monday 14 March, as long as supplies last.
Organizations may pick up one ticket for either the opening or for one of the round tables, as long as supplies last. The organization’s representative picking up the ticket for the organization needs to be registered for CSW, in possession of a valid UN grounds pass, and needs to bring a print-out of the CSW confirmation letter.
Ø Most of the official meetings will take place in Conference Room 4 (plenary room). During the opening of the session in the GA hall in the morning of the first day, both Conference Room 4 and Conference Room 1 will serve as overflow rooms. Conference Room 1 will also serve as overflow room for the second day of the session.
NGO morning briefings
Ø NGO morning briefings will be held from 8:30 – 9:15 a.m., Tuesday 15 March – Friday 18 March in Conference Room 1, and Monday 21 March – Wednesday 23 March in Conference Room 4.- hosted by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women (NGO CSW, NY) - see more at http://www.ngocsw.org/.