Attend the Event

The first television debate, “Face to Face” will take place in the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium, at the United Nations Headquarters, on 30 June 2010, from 4.00 to 5.00 p.m.

Location of Debate

The Dag Hammarskjöld Library is located at the northeast corner of 42nd Street and 1st Avenue. There is a ground-level corridor connecting the main library entrance and the United Nations Secretariat building, accessible through the Secretariat lobby, near the main cafeteria. The library is also connected to the conference building on the 1B level by an underground hallway.

On the day of the event, UN staff and Member States representatives will be able to access the UN Headquarters on 42nd Street and 1st Avenue. They will take the stairs to 1B level and follow the underground hallway. To your right is the entrance to the library and also to the auditorium.

Civil society representatives with UN badges will not be able to access the United Nations Headquarters on 42nd Street and 1st Avenue. Due to strict security measures, we encourage the civil society representatives to arrive at least one hour before the start of the event. Please proceed to the Visitors’ Entrance, located on First Avenue and 45th Street.  We apologize for this inconvenience but please allow enough time to go through this process.

The civil society representatives will have to go through a covered walkway along the East River Promenade, which will connect to the South Annex Building, branching out up the stairs to the Visitors’ Terrace, and on to the General Assembly Building. This will allow civil society representatives in the north end of the campus to access the South Annex the Dag Hammarskjöld Library and auditorium. The doors of the auditorium will open only at 3.30 p.m.  In terms of security and recording process, access to the room will be restricted from 4.00 to 5.00 p.m.

Participation at the Event

All Member States representatives, NGOs in consultative status with the United Nations and UN staff are invited to attend and participate at a Q & A session. 

For the public who do not have access to the UN Headquarters, please watch the TV debate on the following websites (ECOSOC TV Debate homepage or UN Webcast). We encourage the public-at-large,who will not be able to physically participate, to ask their questions in advance. Five questions will be selected randomly 24 hours before the start of the event.

For any additional questions, please e-mail