Subject: [fem-women2000 661] UNGASS News and Events - Civil Society during May Informal (fwd)
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 Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 06:58:54 -0400
 Subject: [womenact] Fw: UNGASS News and Events - Civil Society during May Informal

Please make a note of these dates, times and activities if you will be coming to New York in May for the meetings.  Please pass this information on to others who may not have access to internet.  Thanks.

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Subject: UNGASS News and Events - Civil Society during May Informal

United Nations General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS
Civil Society Parallel and Dialogue Sessions during the Informal
Consultations of the Plenary of the General Assembly
New York, 21-25 May 2001

This note provides information about the Civil Society activities in
connection with the preparatory process of the United Nations General
Assembly Special Session and the informal consultations of the plenary of
the General Assembly in New York, 21-25 May 2001. These include:

a) Civil Society Parallel Sessions, Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 May
b) Dialogue Session between Member States and Civil Society, Wednesday 23

a) Civil Society Parallel Preparatory Sessions Monday 21 & Tuesday 22 May
Venue: Labouisse Hall, UNICEF, East 44th Street, New York (Between 1st and
2nd Avenues)

These meetings are expected to provide Civil Society representatives with
opportunities to plan their activities (including the dialogue session and
individual meetings with National Delegations), review the revised draft
Declaration of Commitment and comments made on it, as well as consider
further activities in the run up to and at the special session, 25 to 27
June 2001.  The two-day meeting will be facilitated by the International
Council of AIDS Service Organisations (ICASO), and it is proposed that the
agenda for these two days be finalised by Civil Society participants at
the start of the meeting.  These parallel sessions are open to all Civil
Society organisations, not only those that have obtained accreditation to
the special session.

The meeting will begin at 9am on Monday 21 May. The room is available to
Civil Society until 5pm on Wednesday 23 May 2001.  Civil Society
representatives may wish to hold a further parallel meeting after the
Dialogue Session described below.

b) Dialogue Session with Member States
23 May 2001, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Conference Room 1, the United Nations building from 10am to 1pm.

The dialogue session is open to Civil Society participants with
accreditation to the special session, or who have applied for
accreditation.  Special one-day passes to the United Nations Headquarters
will be issued by the UNAIDS Secretariat. In accordance with General
Assembly resolution 55/13, the May consultations among Member States are
closed meetings.  However, recognising the importance of Civil Society in
the response to HIV/AIDS, the President of the General Assembly has agreed
to suspend the meeting on Wednesday 23 May for a dialogue session with
representatives of Civil Society organisations.  This session will provide
an opportunity for Civil Society representatives to present and discuss
their consolidated comments on the Draft Declaration of Commitment.

To Participate:
If you are planning on participating in these sessions, please advise:

Ben Plumley at or Sam Avrett at

B R E A K   T H E    S I L E N C E

UN General Assembly - Special Session on HIV/AIDS
New York - 25 to 27 June, 2001

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