9 March 2010: Access to Memorial Ceremony on Tuesday, 9 March at Headquarters
[New York | Author: iSeek]
As previously announced, the United Nations will hold a Memorial Ceremony at Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, 9 March at 10:00 a.m. New York time in honour of the 101 United Nations personnel who perished in the Haiti earthquake.
Since the General Assembly Hall is not available due to construction repairs, the ceremony will be held instead in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, with the Economic and Social Council Chamber and the “old” Conference Room 2 as overflow rooms.
A large number of family members of the deceased will be in attendance. In addition, there will be senior officials, representatives of Member States, and representatives from the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) attending.
Admittance to the Trusteeship Council and ECOSOC Chambers will be by ticket only, due to the limited seating available.
Staff wishing to attend the ceremony in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, or watch via video-connection in the ECOSOC Chamber, will need to obtain tickets in advance.
Tickets will be distributed at two locations on a first-come, first-served basis on Monday, 8 March starting at 10 a.m. until all tickets have been distributed. The locations are:
- Secretariat building: outside the cafeteria
- Madison Avenue building: 8th floor, in the small conference room at the entrance (M-08042)
Please note that on the day of the ceremony, staff must enter the Council chambers from the Third Floor.
Entrance to Conference Room 2 will be by valid UN ID. No special ticket will be required.
A special book is being produced containing the tributes you have seen on iSeek for each individual who perished. These will be distributed on the day of the Memorial Ceremony .
In addition, staff members may wish to remember their colleagues by downloading one of three computer desktop backgrounds shown below. To set the image as the background on your computer, just use the left button on your mouse to click on one of the images below, and then click on the larger image with the right button and choose the “set as background” option.