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The following information was extracted from an Information Note circulated as an annex to the Note Verbale sent to all Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York, on 25 October 2010.

Travel Support for Participants from Developing Countries and Countries with Economies in Transition:
Air travel support is available for delegates (maximum one per country) nominated by countries which are members of the Commission on Sustainable Development as well as of the Forum. Moreover, in accordance to General Assembly's Decision 58/554, limited funds are available for financing the air travel, daily subsistence allowance and terminal expenses, at the established United Nations rate, of delegates (maximum one per country) from developing countries, with priority to least developed countries, as well as from countries with economies in transition, on a first come, first serve basis.

Procedures for Requesting Travel Support: All travel support requests should be made by national authorities through their Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York before the deadline of 15 December 2010. The United Nations will make all necessary arrangements for issuance of the travel tickets and will inform directly the eligible delegates of those arrangements.

It should be noted, however, the current available fund for travel support is extremely limited, compared to the previous session of the Forum. If this situation continues, only air-ticket will be provided to eligible nominated delegates, in accordance with the procedures outlined above.

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