|BEIJING+5 FACT SHEET UPDATE #6|
(22 May 2000)
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This Fact Sheet contains information regarding the Beijing+5 Process. It is an effort to provide information as available. New or changed information will appear in future editions. You are urged to share this information with your fellow NGOs. We welcome other NGOs to contact us with their e-mail address, fax number, and/or mailing address so that we can add them to our contact list.
The United Nations/Division for the Advancement of Women (UN/DAW) began faxing out the letters of accreditation around the 11th of May. We have learned that some people are having trouble receiving these faxed letters. Eligible NGOs who have not received their letter of accreditation by Friday 19 May should contact UN/DAW IMMEDIATELY either by faxing original registration with fax confirmation or via e-mail at email@example.com. This is also the case if names were incorrect or misspelled. All three representatives listed have been accredited and there will be two transferable passes per organization.
CHANGE OF NAMES FOR ACCREDITED NGOs
If your organization has registered in good time and has received confirmation but now needs to change the name of a representative, they MUST notify the UN/Division for the Advancement of Women (UN/DAW) by end of the business day (New York time) Wednesday 24 May. NO CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER THIS DATE. Contact UN/DAW via fax at 1+212-963-3463 or via e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
REGISTRATION FOR INTERSESSIONALS AND RESUMED PREPCOM
(for non-ECOSCO NGOs) Non-ECOSOC NGOs who wish to attend the intersessionals from 24 May through 26 May must register with UN/DAW by the end of the business day (New York time) Wednesday 24 May. Non-ECOSOC NGOs who wish to attend the resumed PrepCom from 29 May through 2 June must register with UN/DAW by the end of the business day (New York time) Monday 29 May.
NGO WELCOME GATHERING
Saturday 3 June, 9am - 5pm
Restricted eligibility: NGO representatives accredited to the Special Session Registration is required.
Form available on CONGO web site (www.conferenceofngos.org)
Originally planned for two days, the NGO Working Session has been condensed to an intensive one-day event due to lack of space at the United Nations. We expect there will be enough room for every NGO representative accredited to the Special Session. Conference Room 3 will be available for NGO use should it be necessary. Seating in Conference Room 4 will be on a first-come/first-served basis. Plans for the day include a look at the Beijing+5 Special Session in the history of the Women's conferences, a presentation of the Alternative Reports, an Intergenerational Round Table and a brief discussion and Q&A about the upcoming week at the UN.
NGO MEDIA CENTRE
The NGO Media Centre will operate from the 2nd floor of the Church Center and from the US Custom House. More details about the Media Centre guidelines will be sent to NGOs shortly.
NGO PLENARY SPEAKER SLOTS
The international NGO Coordinating Committee for Beijing+5, with the Conference of NGOs (CONGO) acting as secretariat, has been asked by the UN Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) to handle NGO requests to speak during the Plenary Session of the UN General Assembly Special Session for Women 2000. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FINAL DECISION WITH RESPECT TO NGO SPEAKERS FOR THE PLENARY RESTS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
More details about the speaker slots has been sent to NGOs in a separate e-mail.
UN PRESS KIT AND WEBCAST
The United Nations press kit is on their web site at www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/followup/presskit/presskit.htm
There will be a live webcast on the United Nations web site at <www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/followup/session/webcast.htm> from 5 June through 9 June.
You can find a link to the webcast from CONGO’s web site (www.conferenceofngos.org)
The Conference of NGOs (CONGO) is an international, not-for-profit membership association that facilitates the participation of NGOs in United Nations debates and decisions. Founded in 1948, CONGO's major objective is to ensure the presence of NGOs in exchanges among the world's governments and United Nations agencies on issues of global concern.
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