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Bangkok Climate Change Conference - April 2011

Bangkok Climate Change Conference - April 2011

Information for members of the press

  • Press conferences

    Requests for press conferences can be handled on-site at the Meeting Room Assignment desk. Media must be accredited to attend the press conferences. Those journalists who cannot follow the press conferences on site will be able to watch them via webcast.

    More information about press conferences.

    Live press conference schedule


    The deadline for accreditation for the next meetings of the AWG-KP 16 and AWG-LCA 14 in Bangkok (3-8 April 2011) has now passed. Applications received by Wednesday, 30 March 2011 will be processed.

    Bona fide representatives of the national and international media can apply for accreditation to the conference. Only one accreditation is required and will cover participation in the sessions of both ad hoc working groups.

    Members of the press who already hold a valid accreditation to ESCAP will be "fast tracked" for approval. ESCAP accreditation should be indicated When completing the online form.

    For information on completing the accreditation process, please visit the press and media accreditation section
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    pdf-icon Frequently asked questions (274 kB) about media accreditation


    • All participants are requested to register upon arrival at the desk located in UNESCAP.
    • A valid photo ID should be presented to the registration staff.
    • Early registration is highly recommended to avoid delays on the first day of the sessions.
    Registration times:
    Wednesday, 30 March 2011 to Saturday, 2 April 2011 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sunday, 3 April until Thursday, 7 April from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Friday, 8 April from 8 a..m. to 6 p.m

    Double registration for the session is not permitted (i.e. State representative and
    observer organization representative, or state representative and press/media


    Press badges issued at previous UNFCCC conferences do not remain valid. Members of the press must be accredited for each meeting.

    Badges are essential in order for participants to gain access to the premises. They are issued only on the basis of accreditation as a media professional representing a bona fide media organization.

    For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges at all times.


    pdf-icon Visas (180 kB)
    The UNFCCC secretariat is not in a position to issue invitation letters for visa purposes. Accredited media may use their confirmation message when making their application, as well as the letter of assignment from their media organization.


    Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements.


    Participants are strongly recommended to obtain international medical insurance for the period of participation. The United Nations and the Convention secretariat disclaim all responsibility for medical, accident and travel insurance, for compensation for death or disability, for loss of or damage to personal property and for any other costs or losses that may be incurred during travel time or the period of participation.

    In the interest of security and safety of all participants and the smooth development of the sessions, the Convention secretariat reserves the right to deny and/or restrict access to the conference premises, or to request registered participants to leave the premises. The Convention secretariat shall not be responsible for any or all expenses incurred by nominated participants who are requested to leave the premises, refused registration or access to the sessions for which they have been nominated and/or registered as participants.

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