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Bonn Climate Change Conference - July 2001

Bonn Climate Change Conference - July 2001



Information for members of the press

  • Registration and media accreditation

    Registration of all participants, including representatives of Observer organizations and the media, takes place at the Registration Counter located in the tent outside the Hotel Maritim, as follows:

    Hours: 8 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
    Monday, 16 July - Friday, 27 July

    Contact: Ms Hedwig Sandoval
    Tel.: 43329-85 /86
    Fax: 43329-87

    Media participation in the conference is sub-ject to accreditation from UNFCCC. Please note that in view of space constraints, press accreditation will have to be limited strictly to media representatives who fully meet United Nations accreditation standards and requirements. It will be granted upon presentation of valid press credentials and a letter of assignment.

    Press passes can be collected at the Press Accreditation Counter, located in the Registration tent, upon presentation of two photo IDs (passport, national press card, driving licence, work ID, etc.) or a photo press pass from the United Nations in New York, Geneva, Vienna, or Nairobi.

    Hours: 8 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.
    Monday, 16 July - Friday, 27 July

    Contact: Mr. Michel Smitall
    Tel.: 43329-82 / 83
    Fax: 43329-84

    Please note that double registration for the sessions is not permitted (i.e., State representative and Observer organization representative, or State representative and press/media representative).

    Media servicesTop

    International Media Centre. The International Media Centre, located at the Ministry of Education, offers various services to accred-ited members of the press, including TV and radio coverage facilities, work facilities for the print media and a UN Press Documents Counter.

    Hours: During the conference, the International Media Centre is operational 24 hours a day (limited services between midnight and 7 a.m.).

    The Media Coordinator, the Government Press Liaison Officer and the NGO Press Assistant have their offices in the International Media Centre.

    The Conference Spokesperson as well as the Press Officer for the Executive Secretary can be contacted at the Hotel Maritim.

    The Media Information Desk in the foyer of the Maritim arranges bookings for the Press Conference Room and facilitates interviews with UN officials or delegates

    Contacts: Mr. Axel Wüstenhagen,
    Media Coordinator
    Tel.: 37758-90

    Mr. Michael Williams,
    Conference Spokesperson
    Tel.: 43329-60 / 67

    Press Documents Counter
    Tel.: 43329-15

    Media Information Desk
    Tel.: 43329-65

    NGO Press Assistant
    Tel.: 1603675934

    Information on UNFCCC and Climate ChangeTop

    The Climate Change Kiosk. Located in the main foyer, the Climate Change Kiosk's primary goal is to provide information about climate change and the secretariat. It is a resource for anyone interested in:
    Information on climate change information sources;
    Background information on the climate change process and the secretariat;
    Who's doing what in the process;
    Who's doing what in the secretariat;
    How to contact members of the secretariat;
    How to obtain access to, or copies of, secretariat information products or services.

    The Climate Change Kiosk includes an exhibit that shows how the negotiating process works as well as computers with Internet connection to help you:
    Find relevant climate change information using the UNFCCC library online;
    Search and retrieve climate change related information from the web;
    Evaluate the quality of web-based information;
    Locate other sources of climate change information.

    Participants who need assistance in obtaining information related to any of these issues are invited to contact the staff at the Climate Change Kiosk.

    Please also note that during this session, the Kiosk is assisting in the secretariat's undertaking of assessing its information products. Therefore, staff at the kiosk will be distributing and collecting questionnaires to all interested participants. Your input will help the secretariat improve the services and information it provides to Parties and observers.

    IMPORTANT CHANGES IN SCHEDULE OF COP 6, PART 2Top

    Following recent meetings of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties (COP), important changes have been made to the schedule of the sixth session of the COP, part 2, as follows:

    • The sixth session of the COP will resume on the afternoon of Thursday, 19 July 2001
    • It will be preceded by informal consultations conducted by the President of the COP, with the assistance of the Bureau, from Monday, 16 July 2001 until the morning of Thursday, 19 July 2001
    • The high-level segment of the session will begin on the evening of Thursday, 19 July 2001; this segment will continue until Sunday, 22 July 2001
    • The session will then continue from Monday, 23 July 2001 and conclude on Friday, 27 July 2001
    • The fourteenth sessions of the subsidiary bodies (SBSTA and SBI) will convene on Monday, 23 July 2001 until Friday, 27 July 2001

    This schedule is the result of further consideration by the Bureau of the COP and supersedes the schedule previously announced in the notification of the sessions dated 16 May 2001 (see below).

    All sessions will take place at the Hotel Maritim, Godesberger Allee, D-53175 Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany, as previously announced. All other arrangements and requirements for the sessions remain unchanged.