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Making statements and oral interventions

NGOs will be permitted to participate in the session by providing written statements relating to the two thematic issues. The statement should be limited to two double-spaced pages in length. It is at the discretion of the Chair of the meeting sessions to call on the speakers. For guidelines relating to these statements, please visit NGO ECOSOC website. NGOs that are interested in providing a statement may do so no later than 15 January 2005. Please keep in mind that there is much processing that needs to be done to prepare these statements as official United Nations documents before the Commission begins. Kindly submit these statements directly to Ms. Vivian Pliner-Josephs in the Secretariat (Room S-2950A, United Nations, New York, New York 10017).

NGOs will, time permitting, be given an opportunity for an oral intervention during the high-level plenary and the high-level panels. NGOs are required to submit a request for their intervention via email or by fax +1-(212)963-3463 in advance of the session, providing the name of the speaker, organization(s)/caucus, topic to be addressed and endorsing groups. NGO's are encouraged to make joint statements on behalf of several organizations. They will also be required to provide 17 (seventeen) copies of the statement for distribution to the bureau and to translators. In order to enable the Secretariat staff to identify and call on the speakers, all speakers should remain in the gally area near the seats reserved for NGO speakers.