First in Series of Major UN Climate Change Negotiating Sessions in 2009 Set to Kick off in
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The UN Climate Change Talks Bonn, 2009 (129 kB)
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.
For information on completing the accreditation process, please visit the press and media accreditation section
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Frequently asked questions about accreditation (220 kB)
- All participants are requested to register upon arrival at the desk located in the Hotel Maritim.
- A valid photo ID should be presented to the registration staff.
- As of 28 March 2009, the "no registration, no access" rule will be strictly applied and
will be enforced throughout the period of the sessions.
- Early registration on Saturday, 28 March, is highly recommended to avoid delays.
From Saturday, 28 March until Wednesday, 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 representative).
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 organizations.
For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges at all times.
All foreign delegates entering the Federal Republic of Germany must have a valid
passport. Participants requiring a visa for Germany, or a transit visa, are strongly encouraged to
contact the appropriate consular authorities as soon as this invitation is received. The issuance of a
visa for the Schengen States may take up to two weeks from the date of submission of the visa
For more information, please visit the website of the German Federal Foreign Office (also
available in French and Spanish).
Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements.
For assistance in making a hotel reservation in Bonn, please contact:
& Congress GmbH
Telephone: +(49 228) 910 4170
Telefax: +(49 228) 910 4177
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.
UNFCCC Communications Team at the Bonn Climate Change Talks
Tel: +49 151-5433 2503
Tel: +49 151-5433 2504
Tel: +49 151-5433 2510
Tel: +49 151-5433 2502
UNFCCC Interview Requests (Executive Secretary) and Press Conference Room
Tel: +49 151-5433 2506
Media Training Workshop
Tel.: +49 151-5433 2508