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2024 UNITED NATIONS
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (ECOSOC)
YOUTH FORUM
16 – 18 April 2024
United Nations Headquarters, New York
LOGISTICAL INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum 2024 on “Youth
shaping sustainable and innovative solutions: Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and
eradicating poverty in times of crises,” will take place on 16-18 April 2024 at the United
Nations Headquarters in New York.
The plenary sessions of the Youth Forum will be held in the Trusteeship Council Chamber,
and the breakout sessions in various conference rooms. Seating in the Trusteeship
Council Chamber is one [At table] + one [Adviser seat].
Within United Nations premises, all participants are required to comply with safety and
security regulations, as well as the rules and procedures of the organization. Any act that
disrupts the normal functioning of the organization’s programmatic activities, such as
public displays of any form, including, but not limited to, clothing, banners, placards or
other written or visual means, as well as vocal/audio sounds, gatherings, or
demonstrations of any kind, including passive, is not allowed.
All participants present on the United Nations premises are expected to fully cooperate
with United Nations security officers at all times. Refusal to comply with applicable
regulations may result in temporary detention or removal from or denial of access to the
premises in accordance with Section 10 of the United Nations Headquarters Agreement
and ST/AI/2019/5, entitled “Authority of United Nations Security Officers”.
UN grounds’ access passes for Member/Observer States, Youth delegates
representing their countries, Permanent/Observer Missions: Accreditation to official
meetings is provided to official delegations (Representatives of Member/Observer States,
youth delegates representing his/her country, and Permanent/Observer Missions).
Therefore, Permanent Missions in New York should facilitate UN grounds’ access
passes for the members of their delegations. The contact details for Permanent
Venue of the Forum and participation
UN grounds’ access passes
Missions are:
https://www.un.org/dgacm/sites/www.un.org.dgacm/files/Documents_Protocol/missio
norganization_emailswphn.xlsx. If the name and photograph of a government
representative is already in the computer system of the UN Pass and ID Office, his/her pass
may be collected by a representative of the Mission in the absence of the government
representative. Names of youth delegates participating in the ECOSOC Youth forum as part
of the delegations of their countries should be cited in the official note verbale, to be sent
to the UN Secretariat.
UN grounds passes to civil society representatives, international organizations,
youth-led and youth-focused organizations, regional youth platforms, youth
advocates, and youth representatives nominated by the UN System will be handled by
the UN Secretariat (More in section 2 below: Registration to the Forum and issuances of
identification badges for non-government representatives).
Due to the expected number of participants in New York City for 16-18 April 2024, please
be advised that all registered participants (excluding Member States delegations) should
pick up their special event tickets at:
UNITAR BUILDING, 801 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
(45TH STREET AND 1ST AVENUE, THE ENTRANCE IS AT 45TH SREET)
HOURS FOR COLLECTION OF SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS:
• Monday, 15 April 2024 – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
• Tuesday, 16 April 2024 – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Proof of identity in the form of an official national passport or government issued
ID, and the letter of invitation from the President of ECOSOC will be required to
collect SETs. These documents will also be required for UN security checks and
screenings. Please note that the name in your government-issued ID, your invitation letter and
your registration confirmation must match exactly.
Please note that passes will NOT be issued to those that did not pre-register and confirm
their in-person participation. No exceptions. Only participantswho have pre- registered
and speakers and moderators whose names are on the security list will be provided with
a special event ticket.
The special event ticket must be worn and be visible at all times while on the United
Nations premises.
Registration for the Forum and issuances of special event tickets
(SETs) for non-Member States representatives
Please note that all participants will receive only one special event ticket for the
three-day event. To access entry to the UN premises, you will have to show your
special event ticket to UN Security. The special event ticket will not be re-issued if
lost or forgotten. Please keep your pass in a safe place, as it will be valid for the three
days of the Forum. You will not be able to use your special event ticket before or after
the forum dates. They are only valid from 16 to 18 April 2024.
Please also note that you will not be able to check in or bring in large suitcases, bags,
or any form of media equipment beyond the security checkpoint. We apologize for this
inconvenience and ask that you plan accordingly. Suitcases and bags that can fit though a
standard security carousel (no larger than airline carry-on size) will be permitted.
Please also note that participation at this event is by invitation only. Those who
have not been formally invited and pre-registered will not be granted access to UN
grounds.
It is required for many overseas visitors to obtain a visa for entry into the United States.
Participants are responsible for their own visa arrangements. The United Nations Secretariat
will not be able to support visa application procedures apart from issuing invitation letters
in the name of nominated and registered participants.
We recommend that participants contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate, in
the country of departure (http://www.usembassy.gov/), as soon as possible to determine
whether a visa is required, or visit the US State Department website at:
http://www.unitedstatesvisas.us/ for further information. To obtain a visa to attend the
2024 Youth Forum, please present the official letter of invitation addressed to you, along
with the visa application form, any required accompanying documentation and your
passport. For more information, visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-
visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html
To check if your country is in a Visa Waiver country, you can check for details at:
https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/visa-waiver-program
IMPORTANT: Please also check whether you need a transit visa for countries in which you
may have to transfer/stop over during your trip to/from New York.
The 2024 ECOSOC Youth Forum will aim to be paper-smart. The provisional programme,
various concept notes of sessions and other relevant information are available on the official
website of the Youth Forum.
Passport and visa requirements
Documentation
The plenary sessions held in the Trusteeship Council Chamber will have sign
interpretation and Computer Assisted Real-Time Translation (CART). Participants requiring
accessible seating are requested to contact the Secretariat in advance for the purpose of the
seating protocol.
Print-on-demand service for meetings including for participants requiring Braille copies of
official documents may also be offered by the Secretariat. Requests for Braille copies should
made at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting date for processing. In addition, the United
Nations Accessibility Centre offers assistive information and communications technology to
support those with auditory, visual or physical impairments.
While the meetings of the Forum will be in-person, in order to ensure inclusivity and to
incorporate views from participants around the world, an informal chat platform will feature
live streaming of the Forum and enable participants to provide real-time comments and
questions. The plenary sessions will also have simultaneous interpretation in all UN official
languages.
For more information on the Accessibility Centre and its services, please contact
accessibilitycentre@un.org or visit the Centre's website at
https://www.un.org/dgacm/en/content/accessibility.
Only accredited media can bring professional media equipment into UNHQ. Delegates, NGOs
and other pass holders may only take photos or video from their seat using a small camera
or phone, as long as it does not interfere with the sightlines of other delegates or disrupt the
proceedings of the meeting. For more information, please contact the Media Accreditation &
Liaison Unit (MALU).
- Subway: Number 4, 5, 6 or 7 trains to Grand Central Station: walk east to 1st
Avenue.
- Buses: Coming from lower Manhattan, bus M15 will stop on 1st Avenue in front of
the United Nations. From uptown, bus M15 will run on 2nd Avenue and stop on
46th and 42nd Streets. Buses M42 and M104 stop on 42nd Street and 1st Avenue in
both directions.
- New York City taxis are available from any destination.
- Uber is also available. Please register online and get a fare estimate to ride with
Uber.
Media
Transportation in New York
Accessibility
Participants are responsible for arranging their own reservations for hotels of their
choice. When making hotel reservations, participants are encouraged to inquire about
special rates for attending United Nations meetings. Please note that hotel reservations
will only be guaranteed with a credit card. A list of hotels reasonably close to the United
Nations headquarters is available for reference in Annex 1 below.
Banks The United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) is located in 1B of
the United Nations General Assembly Building (405 E. 42nd Street).
Hours of operation are from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. There is an
automated teller machine (ATM) and foreign currency exchange at
the bank, as well as UNFCU ATMs at the lobby of the Secretariat
Building. Other bank offices are located in the proximity to the United
Nations (Citibank, Bank of America, Chase) in the event that
youth participants would like to exchange foreign currency.
Exchange rates for foreign currencies at those banks may be more
convenient than the ones offer at the Airports or Hotels.
Post Office The United Nations has postal services located in the Concourse level
of the General Assembly Building near the UN Gift Shop. Hours of
operation are from 9:30 am-5:30 pm.
Medical services Participants are responsible for making their own insurance
arrangements, including life, health and other forms deemed
appropriate. Medical attention is available during regular working
hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the UN Secretariat Building (5th
floor).
Dining The United Nations has several dining options. For information,
please see here. There are also vending machines on the ground
floor. Restaurants are available within short walking distance of the
United Nations Headquarters.
For any questions regarding the substantive and logistical preparations of the ECOSOC
Youth Forum 2024, please contact: The UN ECOSOC Youth Forum Coordination Team
United Nations, E-mail: ecosocyouthforum@un.org
Hotel accommodation
Other Logistical Information
Contact Information
Below you can find the current list of hotels and apartment buildings in the vicinity of the UN Headquarters. Please check with the
Hotel if preferential rates for participants attending UN meetings will be applicable to your reservation. Reservations should be made
directly with the hotel and must be booked with a credit card. Please check with the hotel for their cancellation policy. Please note that
any discounts that are provided by the hotels are provided as a courtesy; and are subject to change without notice. Please
confirm rates and availability with the hotel when making your booking.
Hotel (Street Address) Phone
ACCOR Hotels (Novotel)
(226 West 52nd Street) (212) 315-0100
AFFINIA 50
(155 East 50th Street) (212) 751-5710
AFFINIA DUMONT
(150 West 34th Street) (212) 481-7600
AFFINIA GARDENS
(215 East 64th Street) (212) 355-1230
AFFINIA MANHATTAN
(371 Seventh Avenue) (212) 563-1800
ALGONQUIN Hotel (59 West 44th Street) (212) 840-6800
Annex 1 - List of Hotels
AMERITANIA Hotel
(230 West 54th Street) (212) 247-5000
AMSTERDAM COURT
(226 West 50th Street) (212) 459-1000
BEEKMAN TOWER
(3 Mitchell Place) (212) 355-7300
The BENJAMIN
(125 East 50th Street) (212) 715-2500
BENTLEY
(500 East 62nd Street) (212) 644-6000
CROWNE PLAZA
(304 East 42nd Street) (212) 986-8800
DOUBLETREE METROPOLITAN
(569 Lexington Avenue) (212) 752-7000
EASTGATE TOWER Hotel
(222 East 39th Street) (212) 687-8000
ENVOY CLUB
(377 East 33rd Street) (212) 481-4600
FITZPATRICK GRAND CENTRAL
(141 East 44th Street)
(212) 203-0860
GRAND HYATT
(42nd Street / Park Avenue) (212) 883-1234
HELMSLEY MIDDLETOWNE
(148 East 48th Street) (212) 755-3000
HELMSLEY PARK LANE
(36 Central Park South) (212) 521-6239
KORMAN COMMUNITIES
(234 East 46th Street) (646) 291-4200
MARCEL
(201 East 24th Street) (212) 696-3800
MILLENIUM UN PLAZA
(UN Plaza, 44th Street) (212) 758-1234
MODERNE
(243 West 55th Street) (212) 397-6767
The NEW YORK HELMSLEY
(212 East 42nd Street) (212) 490-8900
PARAMOUNT Hotel (235 West 46th Street) (212) 764-5500
PICKWICK ARMS
(230 East 51st Street) (212) 355-0300
RADISSON LEXINGTON
(511 Lexington Avenue) (212) 755-4400
ROGER SMITH
(501 Lexington Avenue) (212) 755-1400
SHELBURNE MURRAY HILL
(303 Lexington Avenue) (212) 689-5200
SURREY Hotel
(20 East 76th Street) (212) 288-3700
The WARWICK
(65 West 54th Street) (212) 247-2700
Tudor Hotel at the United Nations
(304 East 42nd Street) (212) 297-3558

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2024 ECOSOC YOUTH FORUM -logistical information - United Nations Economic and Social Council

  • 1. 2024 UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (ECOSOC) YOUTH FORUM 16 – 18 April 2024 United Nations Headquarters, New York LOGISTICAL INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum 2024 on “Youth shaping sustainable and innovative solutions: Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and eradicating poverty in times of crises,” will take place on 16-18 April 2024 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The plenary sessions of the Youth Forum will be held in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, and the breakout sessions in various conference rooms. Seating in the Trusteeship Council Chamber is one [At table] + one [Adviser seat]. Within United Nations premises, all participants are required to comply with safety and security regulations, as well as the rules and procedures of the organization. Any act that disrupts the normal functioning of the organization’s programmatic activities, such as public displays of any form, including, but not limited to, clothing, banners, placards or other written or visual means, as well as vocal/audio sounds, gatherings, or demonstrations of any kind, including passive, is not allowed. All participants present on the United Nations premises are expected to fully cooperate with United Nations security officers at all times. Refusal to comply with applicable regulations may result in temporary detention or removal from or denial of access to the premises in accordance with Section 10 of the United Nations Headquarters Agreement and ST/AI/2019/5, entitled “Authority of United Nations Security Officers”. UN grounds’ access passes for Member/Observer States, Youth delegates representing their countries, Permanent/Observer Missions: Accreditation to official meetings is provided to official delegations (Representatives of Member/Observer States, youth delegates representing his/her country, and Permanent/Observer Missions). Therefore, Permanent Missions in New York should facilitate UN grounds’ access passes for the members of their delegations. The contact details for Permanent Venue of the Forum and participation UN grounds’ access passes
  • 2. Missions are: https://www.un.org/dgacm/sites/www.un.org.dgacm/files/Documents_Protocol/missio norganization_emailswphn.xlsx. If the name and photograph of a government representative is already in the computer system of the UN Pass and ID Office, his/her pass may be collected by a representative of the Mission in the absence of the government representative. Names of youth delegates participating in the ECOSOC Youth forum as part of the delegations of their countries should be cited in the official note verbale, to be sent to the UN Secretariat. UN grounds passes to civil society representatives, international organizations, youth-led and youth-focused organizations, regional youth platforms, youth advocates, and youth representatives nominated by the UN System will be handled by the UN Secretariat (More in section 2 below: Registration to the Forum and issuances of identification badges for non-government representatives). Due to the expected number of participants in New York City for 16-18 April 2024, please be advised that all registered participants (excluding Member States delegations) should pick up their special event tickets at: UNITAR BUILDING, 801 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (45TH STREET AND 1ST AVENUE, THE ENTRANCE IS AT 45TH SREET) HOURS FOR COLLECTION OF SPECIAL EVENT TICKETS: • Monday, 15 April 2024 – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm • Tuesday, 16 April 2024 – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Proof of identity in the form of an official national passport or government issued ID, and the letter of invitation from the President of ECOSOC will be required to collect SETs. These documents will also be required for UN security checks and screenings. Please note that the name in your government-issued ID, your invitation letter and your registration confirmation must match exactly. Please note that passes will NOT be issued to those that did not pre-register and confirm their in-person participation. No exceptions. Only participantswho have pre- registered and speakers and moderators whose names are on the security list will be provided with a special event ticket. The special event ticket must be worn and be visible at all times while on the United Nations premises. Registration for the Forum and issuances of special event tickets (SETs) for non-Member States representatives
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  • 4. Please note that all participants will receive only one special event ticket for the three-day event. To access entry to the UN premises, you will have to show your special event ticket to UN Security. The special event ticket will not be re-issued if lost or forgotten. Please keep your pass in a safe place, as it will be valid for the three days of the Forum. You will not be able to use your special event ticket before or after the forum dates. They are only valid from 16 to 18 April 2024. Please also note that you will not be able to check in or bring in large suitcases, bags, or any form of media equipment beyond the security checkpoint. We apologize for this inconvenience and ask that you plan accordingly. Suitcases and bags that can fit though a standard security carousel (no larger than airline carry-on size) will be permitted. Please also note that participation at this event is by invitation only. Those who have not been formally invited and pre-registered will not be granted access to UN grounds. It is required for many overseas visitors to obtain a visa for entry into the United States. Participants are responsible for their own visa arrangements. The United Nations Secretariat will not be able to support visa application procedures apart from issuing invitation letters in the name of nominated and registered participants. We recommend that participants contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate, in the country of departure (http://www.usembassy.gov/), as soon as possible to determine whether a visa is required, or visit the US State Department website at: http://www.unitedstatesvisas.us/ for further information. To obtain a visa to attend the 2024 Youth Forum, please present the official letter of invitation addressed to you, along with the visa application form, any required accompanying documentation and your passport. For more information, visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us- visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html To check if your country is in a Visa Waiver country, you can check for details at: https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/visa-waiver-program IMPORTANT: Please also check whether you need a transit visa for countries in which you may have to transfer/stop over during your trip to/from New York. The 2024 ECOSOC Youth Forum will aim to be paper-smart. The provisional programme, various concept notes of sessions and other relevant information are available on the official website of the Youth Forum. Passport and visa requirements Documentation
  • 5. The plenary sessions held in the Trusteeship Council Chamber will have sign interpretation and Computer Assisted Real-Time Translation (CART). Participants requiring accessible seating are requested to contact the Secretariat in advance for the purpose of the seating protocol. Print-on-demand service for meetings including for participants requiring Braille copies of official documents may also be offered by the Secretariat. Requests for Braille copies should made at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting date for processing. In addition, the United Nations Accessibility Centre offers assistive information and communications technology to support those with auditory, visual or physical impairments. While the meetings of the Forum will be in-person, in order to ensure inclusivity and to incorporate views from participants around the world, an informal chat platform will feature live streaming of the Forum and enable participants to provide real-time comments and questions. The plenary sessions will also have simultaneous interpretation in all UN official languages. For more information on the Accessibility Centre and its services, please contact accessibilitycentre@un.org or visit the Centre's website at https://www.un.org/dgacm/en/content/accessibility. Only accredited media can bring professional media equipment into UNHQ. Delegates, NGOs and other pass holders may only take photos or video from their seat using a small camera or phone, as long as it does not interfere with the sightlines of other delegates or disrupt the proceedings of the meeting. For more information, please contact the Media Accreditation & Liaison Unit (MALU). - Subway: Number 4, 5, 6 or 7 trains to Grand Central Station: walk east to 1st Avenue. - Buses: Coming from lower Manhattan, bus M15 will stop on 1st Avenue in front of the United Nations. From uptown, bus M15 will run on 2nd Avenue and stop on 46th and 42nd Streets. Buses M42 and M104 stop on 42nd Street and 1st Avenue in both directions. - New York City taxis are available from any destination. - Uber is also available. Please register online and get a fare estimate to ride with Uber. Media Transportation in New York Accessibility
  • 6. Participants are responsible for arranging their own reservations for hotels of their choice. When making hotel reservations, participants are encouraged to inquire about special rates for attending United Nations meetings. Please note that hotel reservations will only be guaranteed with a credit card. A list of hotels reasonably close to the United Nations headquarters is available for reference in Annex 1 below. Banks The United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) is located in 1B of the United Nations General Assembly Building (405 E. 42nd Street). Hours of operation are from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. There is an automated teller machine (ATM) and foreign currency exchange at the bank, as well as UNFCU ATMs at the lobby of the Secretariat Building. Other bank offices are located in the proximity to the United Nations (Citibank, Bank of America, Chase) in the event that youth participants would like to exchange foreign currency. Exchange rates for foreign currencies at those banks may be more convenient than the ones offer at the Airports or Hotels. Post Office The United Nations has postal services located in the Concourse level of the General Assembly Building near the UN Gift Shop. Hours of operation are from 9:30 am-5:30 pm. Medical services Participants are responsible for making their own insurance arrangements, including life, health and other forms deemed appropriate. Medical attention is available during regular working hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the UN Secretariat Building (5th floor). Dining The United Nations has several dining options. For information, please see here. There are also vending machines on the ground floor. Restaurants are available within short walking distance of the United Nations Headquarters. For any questions regarding the substantive and logistical preparations of the ECOSOC Youth Forum 2024, please contact: The UN ECOSOC Youth Forum Coordination Team United Nations, E-mail: ecosocyouthforum@un.org Hotel accommodation Other Logistical Information Contact Information
  • 7. Below you can find the current list of hotels and apartment buildings in the vicinity of the UN Headquarters. Please check with the Hotel if preferential rates for participants attending UN meetings will be applicable to your reservation. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel and must be booked with a credit card. Please check with the hotel for their cancellation policy. Please note that any discounts that are provided by the hotels are provided as a courtesy; and are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rates and availability with the hotel when making your booking. Hotel (Street Address) Phone ACCOR Hotels (Novotel) (226 West 52nd Street) (212) 315-0100 AFFINIA 50 (155 East 50th Street) (212) 751-5710 AFFINIA DUMONT (150 West 34th Street) (212) 481-7600 AFFINIA GARDENS (215 East 64th Street) (212) 355-1230 AFFINIA MANHATTAN (371 Seventh Avenue) (212) 563-1800 ALGONQUIN Hotel (59 West 44th Street) (212) 840-6800 Annex 1 - List of Hotels
  • 8. AMERITANIA Hotel (230 West 54th Street) (212) 247-5000 AMSTERDAM COURT (226 West 50th Street) (212) 459-1000 BEEKMAN TOWER (3 Mitchell Place) (212) 355-7300 The BENJAMIN (125 East 50th Street) (212) 715-2500 BENTLEY (500 East 62nd Street) (212) 644-6000 CROWNE PLAZA (304 East 42nd Street) (212) 986-8800 DOUBLETREE METROPOLITAN (569 Lexington Avenue) (212) 752-7000 EASTGATE TOWER Hotel (222 East 39th Street) (212) 687-8000 ENVOY CLUB (377 East 33rd Street) (212) 481-4600
  • 9. FITZPATRICK GRAND CENTRAL (141 East 44th Street) (212) 203-0860 GRAND HYATT (42nd Street / Park Avenue) (212) 883-1234 HELMSLEY MIDDLETOWNE (148 East 48th Street) (212) 755-3000 HELMSLEY PARK LANE (36 Central Park South) (212) 521-6239 KORMAN COMMUNITIES (234 East 46th Street) (646) 291-4200 MARCEL (201 East 24th Street) (212) 696-3800 MILLENIUM UN PLAZA (UN Plaza, 44th Street) (212) 758-1234 MODERNE (243 West 55th Street) (212) 397-6767 The NEW YORK HELMSLEY (212 East 42nd Street) (212) 490-8900 PARAMOUNT Hotel (235 West 46th Street) (212) 764-5500
  • 10. PICKWICK ARMS (230 East 51st Street) (212) 355-0300 RADISSON LEXINGTON (511 Lexington Avenue) (212) 755-4400 ROGER SMITH (501 Lexington Avenue) (212) 755-1400 SHELBURNE MURRAY HILL (303 Lexington Avenue) (212) 689-5200 SURREY Hotel (20 East 76th Street) (212) 288-3700 The WARWICK (65 West 54th Street) (212) 247-2700 Tudor Hotel at the United Nations (304 East 42nd Street) (212) 297-3558