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Accreditation COP 10, Buenos Aires
Eligibility for press accreditation

The deadline for COP 10 accreditation was 29 November 2004. Accreditation for COP 10 is possible, but may result in delays in issuing press badges.

Media participation at UNFCCC Conferences is subject to accreditation by the UNFCCC. Press accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press - print media, photo, radio, TV, film and news agencies - who fully meet UN media accreditation requirements. Accreditation will be granted upon presentation of valid press credentials including a:

  1. Completed accreditation form [submit online]
  2. Letter of assignment on official letterhead of a media organization signed by the Publisher/Assignment Editor, Editor-in-chief or Bureau Chief, specifying the name and functional title of the journalist
  3. Photocopy of a valid press card/work pass
  4. Photocopy of passport/national ID card

Send all credentials by fax to (+54-11) 4777-5603 or by e-mail to

Please complete the online accreditation form and submit it electronically. Send the letter of assignment via fax or e-mail, along with a photocopy of your press card and national ID. It is not necessary to send photos. Photos will be taken at the conference site when your press badge is issued.

Freelance journalists and independent TV crews are subject to the same requirements. Journalists accompanying their Heads of State or Ministers must also be accredited by UNFCCC.

Reference : UN Media Accreditation Requirements / Dependencia de Acreditación y de Enlace con los Medios de Información / Groupe des accréditations et de la liaison avec les médias

Previous accreditations
Press badges issued at previous UNFCCC conferences do not remain valid. However, members of the press who have previously been duly accredited to UNFCCC conferences may enter their first and last names, update any contact details if necessary, then choose the "Fast track" option on this form. A new letter of assignment is required, as are current copies of the press card/work pass and passport.

Pick up of press badges in Buenos Aires
Press badges may be collected at the COP 10 press accreditation counter in La Rural, upon presentation of a valid press card and two photo IDs (passport, driver's license, work ID, etc.) or a photo press pass from the United Nations in New York, Geneva, Vienna, or Nairobi.

Press badges allow access to the entire conference venue and all public meetings and sessions, unless otherwise indicated for security reasons.

Media Arrangements at COP 10 / (PDF) Disposiciones para los Medios
For general press inquiries and arranging interviews, please contact: (54-11) 4777-5643
Media services
UN media centre
The COP 10 press area is located in the Green pavilion of La Rural. It is open 24 hours a day, with limited services between 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.

Work cubicles
Work cubicles for TV and radio services as well as int'l news agencies are available at COP sessions only.
COP 10 Press Accreditation contact numbers
Tel.: (54-11) 4777-5604
Fax: (54-11) 4777-5603