Non-legally Binding Instrument
Parameters
Finance & Environmentally Sustainable Technologies
Monitoring Assessment & Reporting

Intersessional Activities, Ad-Hoc Expert Groups
To Consider the Content of the Non-legally Binding Instrument

Travel and Registration Information

Participant Access and Registration
Registration for Government-designated Experts
Registration for Representatives of Inter-governmental Organisations (IGOs) with observer status
Registration for Representatives of ECOSOC accredited Major Groups
Registration for Representatives of Member States
Registration for Representatives of UN Specialized Agencies or Related Organizations
Registration for Representatives of Accredited Inter-governmental Organisations (IGOs)

Participant Access and Registration

The following participants will be issued UN grounds passes through the Ad Hoc Expert Group registration desk (in the main lobby of the UN building):

  • Government-designated Experts
  • Representatives of ECOSOC accredited Major Groups
  • Representatives of Inter-governmental Organisations (IGOs) with observer status

The following participants' registration will be handled by the UN Protocol and Liaison Service:

  • Representatives of Member States
  • Representatives of UN Specialized Agencies or Related Organizations
  • Representatives of Accredited Inter-governmental Organisations (IGOs)

Registration for Government-designated Experts

Member States were requested to send Notes Verbales through their Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York nominating their Government-designated expert for the meeting, to the UNFF Secretariat (fax: +1 917 367 3186).

Government-designation experts should bring a photo ID to the Ad Hoc Expert Group registration desk (in the main lobby of the UN building, enter through the Visitor’s Entrance located on 1st Avenue and 46th Street) when they arrive at UN Headquarters for the Ad hoc expert group meeting on 11 December 2006.

Registration for Representatives of Inter-governmental Organisations (IGOs) with observer status

At least three weeks prior to the meeting, Inter-governmental Organisations (IGOs) with observer status should register their representatives by sending the UNFF Secretariat an official letter on the organization's letter-head and signed by the Executive-Director listing the names and contact information of each representative being nominated to attend the Ad hoc expert group.

Each representative from an IGO with observer status should bring a photo ID to the Ad Hoc Expert Group registration desk (in the main lobby of the UN building, enter through the Visitor’s Entrance located on 1st Avenue and 46th Street) when they arrive at UN Headquarters for the Ad hoc expert group meeting on 11 December 2006.

The following intergovernmental organizations have been granted observer status by the UN Forum on Forests:

  • Amazonian Cooperation Treaty Organization
  • Asia Forest Partnership (AFP)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC)
  • Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution
  • International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
  • International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)
  • International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
  • Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE)
  • Montreal Process
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Community
  • Secretariat of the Tehran Process for Low Cover Forest Countries (LFCCs)

Registration for Representatives of ECOSOC accredited Major Groups

Only organizations accredited with the Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC) of the UN or with the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) can register for the Ad hoc expert group meeting. Please verify that your organization is ECOSOC accredited using the ECOSOC NGO database.

At least three weeks prior to the meeting, accredited organizations should register their representatives by sending the UNFF Secretariat an official letter on the organization's letter-head and signed by the Executive-Director listing the names and contact information of each representative being nominated to attend the Ad hoc expert group.

Upon receipt of the nomination letter, the UNFF Secretariat will send each participant a confirmation letter with further details regarding pass retrieval at the session. This letter and a photo ID will need to be shown at to the Ad Hoc Expert Group registration desk (in the main lobby of the UN building, enter through the Visitor's Entrance located on 1st Avenue and 46th Street) when the participant arrives at UN Headquarters for the Ad hoc expert group meeting on 11 December 2006.

Please make sure that your organization has the necessary consultative status BEFORE sending representatives to New York or making travel arrangements for them.

Registration for Representatives of Member States

Government officials should send a letter signed by an authorizing official together with the filled "Registration of Members of Delegations to Temporary Meetings" form (with official seal) to the UN Protocol and Liaison Service in New York.

UN Protocol and Liaison Service
Ms. Alice Hecht, Chief of Protocol,
Att Ms. Marybeth Curran
Fax + (212) 963 1921
http://www.un.int/protocol/formspage.htm

Upon verification of the information, the Protocol and Liaison Service will authorize pass applications which may be brought to the United Nations Pass and ID Unit, (45th Street and 1st Avenue, New York, NY) for processing.

Registration for Representatives of UN Specialized Agencies or Related Organizations

Specialized agencies and related Inter-governmental organizations (IGOs) of the United Nations* should notify the UN Protocol and Liaison Service through their liaison office in New York or via their Headquarters office. A letter signed by an authorizing official from each organization together with the "Registration of Members of Delegations to Temporary Meetings" form with official seal should be sent to:

UN Protocol and Liaison Service
Ms. Alice Hecht, Chief of Protocol,
Att Ms. Marybeth Curran
Fax + (212) 963 1921
http://www.un.int/protocol/formspage.htm

Upon verification of the information, the Protocol and Liaison Service will authorize pass applications which may be brought to the United Nations Pass and ID Unit, (45th Street and 1st Avenue, New York, NY) for processing.

*The specialized agencies and related organizations include: ILO, FAO, UNESCO, ICAO, WHO, World Bank, IMF, UPU, ITU, WMO IMO, WIPO, IFAD, UNIDO, WTO (World Tourism Organization), IAEA, and WTO (World Trade Organization).

Registration for Representatives of Accredited Inter-governmental Organisations (IGOs)

Inter-governmental organizations (IGOs) should notify the UN Protocol and Liaison Service through their liaison office in NY or their Headquarters office. A letter signed by an authorizing official from each organization together with the "Registration of Members of Delegations to Temporary Meetings" form with official seal should be addressed to:

UN Protocol and Liaison Service
Ms. Alice Hecht, Chief of Protocol,
Att Ms. Marybeth Curran
Fax + (212) 963 1921
http://www.un.int/protocol/formspage.htm

Upon verification of the information, the Protocol and Liaison Service will authorize pass applications which may be brought to the United Nations Pass and ID Unit, (45th Street and 1st Avenue, New York, NY) for processing.

The Ad hoc expert group meeting is open to IGOs accorded permanent observer status to the GA, ECOSOC and the supplementary arrangements for CSD.

The United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat
DC1-1245, One UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA
Tel: +1-212-963-3160/3401
Fax: +1-917-367-3186
E-mail: Contact Us

Copyright © || Terms of Use || Privacy Notice