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In light of the ongoing situation presented by COVID-19, the Protocol and Liaison Service is currently operating remotely away from Headquarters. As such, the procedures for registering members of Permanent Missions and Observer Offices have been revised temporarily to allow the workflow to continue with minimal disruption. Please click here to open a list of revisions to these processes.



The Protocol and Liaison Service within the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) serves the protocol needs of the Secretariat, including those of the Secretary-General, the Deputy Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly. It also interfaces with the Permanent Missions and Observer Offices to the United Nations as well as with the liaison offices of the specialised agencies and related organizations stationed in New York. The Service applies an orderly, uniform set of rules and governing codes of behaviour in diplomatic forums, meetings and ceremonies involving missions/observers and their representatives. To learn more, see our About page.




RECENT UPDATES



Credentials Presented to the Secretary-General in 2020






Blue Book No. 308 (English) Blue Book No. 308, Rev.1

(English version, July 2019)


For real-time version, refer to Blue Book Online.



Delegates Handbook English thumbsize
74th session of the General Assembly Delegates Handbook

(English version, 2019)






(modified: October 2019)


NOTES VERBALES


NV-Electronic Submission - Following the NV on Remote Operations (below), the Protocol and Liaison Service kindly requests Missions and Offices to refer to our guidelines for the electronic submission of documents. Kindly see the NV regarding additional details.

NV-Remote Operations - Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19, the Protocol and Liaison Service will be changing its operational practices for the immediate future. Kindly see the NV regarding additional details.

NV-PLS Fax - The Protocol and Liaison Service will be discontinuing its fax line effective 1 March 2020. Kindly see the NV regarding additional details

PRO/NV/Emergency Contact Information - Request for emergency contact information from Permanent and Observer Missions and Liaison Offices (updated Feb 2020)

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CONTACT INFORMATION



HOURS OF OPERATION:
Standard working hours
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

September through December (General Assembly)
9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


ADDRESS & PHONE:
405 East 42nd Street, Room S-0200, New York, NY 10017 
Protocol General Tel: (212) 963-7170, (212) 963-7171
Registration to UN Meetings Tel: (212) 963-7181




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