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Temporary NGO passes will not be issued from 15 September 2014 until the end of the General Debate on 3 October 2014.

A limited number of General Assembly passes will be issued on 17, 18 and 19 September 2014 only, for collection by NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC on a first-come, first-served basis from the NGO Branch, DESA, in Room S-2540 between 9 am to 1 pm, and 3 to 5 pm each day. Please note that passes will be limited to 1 pass for each NGO (for 1 representative only). Requests for multiple passes from the same NGO will not be considered.

NGOs will be able to participate in either the morning or the afternoon session of the General Assembly, but not both. Passes will be distributed equitably to enable all requesting NGOs a fair opportunity to participate.

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