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Bonn Climate Change Conference - March 2014

Information for members of the press

  • Accreditation

    The deadline for accreditation to the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) was 6 March 2014. Late applications may still be submitted and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If the applicant's credentials meet UN criteria and there is space, the accreditation will be processed. There is, however, no guarantee that it will be possible to allow access to the conference for late applicants.

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    All participants are requested upon arrival at the Conference venue to proceed to the registration desk, which will be open from Friday, 7 March to Friday, 14 March 2014, in order to collect their badges to access the conference premises.

    A valid photo ID in addition to the fast-track pass generated from the online registration system should be presented to registration staff.

    Registration Times:

    • Friday, 7 March 2014 to Sunday, 9 March 2014 from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
    • Monday, 10 March 2014 until Friday, 14 March 2014 from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

    Early registration on Saturday, 8 March 2014 or Sunday, 9 March 2014 is highly recommended to avoid delays on the first day of the session.

    Please be aware that double registration is not permitted (i.e. as a State representative and an observer organization representative, or as an observer organization representative and a press/media representative).


    Badges are essential in order for participants to gain access to the premises. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges at all times.

    Book a press conferenceTop

     A press conference room will be available in the UN building "Altes Abgeordnetes Hochhaus", next to the World Conference Center Bonn.  Live and on-demand webcast services will be provided.

    Please send requests for press conferences to pressconf(at)

    Information on booking press conferences


    Media representatives accredited to cover UNFCCC meetings are responsible for their own travel and hotel bookings. The secretariat is not in a position to make these arrangements.

    Hotel bookings placed through the link to the City of Bonn's designated page for the sessions includes a free public transportation ticket for the city and the region of Bonn (Verbund Rhein Sieg). The print-at-home PDF ticket is valid for the duration of the hotel stay of the delegate. The ticket will be sent automatically along with the hotel reservation confirmation.

    For further assistance, please contact:
    Telephone: +49 (0)2 28/ 910 41 33


    All foreign delegates entering the Federal Republic of Germany must have a valid passport. Participants requiring an entry or transit visa are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities as soon as this notification 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 application. To facilitate the issuance of a visa, a copy of this notification should be attached to the visa request. For more information, please visit the website of the Federal Foreign Office.


    Participants are strongly recommended to obtain comprehensive 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 or the period of participation.

    In the interest of the security and safety of all participants and the smooth running 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, or refused registration or access to the sessions for which they have been nominated and/or registered as participants.