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  • Accreditation

    Media accreditation is open.  Online accreditation is the ONLY official channel to obtain registration for the media. The secretariat is not in a position to accept accreditations via any other channel.

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    Upon arrival at the World Conference Center, please proceed to the registration desk, which will be open from Sunday, 18 October to Friday, 23 October 2015, during the hours indicated below.

    The acknowledgement letter for the participant’s nomination, available upon confirmation in the official registration system, and a valid passport or a nationally approved identification card should be presented to the registration staff for the issuance of your badge.

    Registration times:

    • Sunday, 18 October from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
    • Monday 19 October, to Friday, 23 October 2015, from 8.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
    Early registration (by Sunday, 18 October 2015) is highly recommended to avoid delays on the first day of the session. Multiple registration for the session is not permitted (i.e. registration as an observer organization representative and a Party or State representative and/or press/media representative).


    A badge is needed to gain access to the premises. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges at all times.


    Media representatives accredited to cover UNFCCC meetings are responsible for their own travel and hotel bookings. Hotel bookings placed through the City of Bonn's designated page 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 participant. The ticket will be sent automatically along with the hotel reservation confirmation.

    Please note that effective 1 July 2015, the city of Bonn established an accommodation tax on all leisure overnight stays. Overnight stays by business travellers, freelancers or students may be exempted from the tax. Proof that the hotel stay is in relation to the conference should be demonstrated by the presentation of the appropriate documents.

    The following documents are accepted:

    • The acknowledgement letter generated by the ORS
    • The hotel guest’s official accreditation for the United Nations
    • The reservation or billing of the room via the employer

    For further assistance, please contact:
    Ms. Annette Isengard/Ms. Nicole Warnecke
    Tel.: +49 (0) 228 910 4171
    Fax: +49 (0) 228 910 4177


    All foreign participants 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 possible.

    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 the registration confirmation should be attached to the visa request. For more information, please visit the website of the Federal Foreign Office (also available in French and Spanish).


    Participants are strongly recommended to obtain comprehensive international medical insurance and other insurances, as necessary, 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/suffered during travel or the period of participation, both within and outside the conference premises.

    Additionally, the participants are personally responsible for the safety of any and all materials brought by them within the conference premises. The United Nations and the Convention secretariat disclaim all liability and responsibility for the loss,
    destruction or theft of any such material(s).

    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.

Press conferences

UNFCCC press conference will take place immediately following the closing plenary

Please check the CCTV screens throughout the conference premises for the latest information.