COP 17/CMP 7 will take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) & Durban Exhibition
Centre (DEC). The ICC will open at 8 a.m. on 28 November 2011 for COP 17/CMP 7. All
people wishing to enter the ICC must be registered.
Parties, observers and press can register and have their photograph taken at the Registration
Counter. Signage at the central transportation hub will help to direct participants to this
counter. Once you pass through the Climate Change Response Expo area, you will reach the temporary
structure housing the registration area.
Badges are issued to representatives of Parties on the basis of a letter of nomination from Parties.
Representatives of observer organizations who have been duly nominated and confirmed using the UNFCCC
Online Registration System will be issued badges. Photo ID is required to obtain a badge.
Press badges are issued to accredited press representatives on presentation of a valid press card, a
letter of assignment and an identification document (e.g. a passport). Press badges, unless indicated
otherwise, allow access to all public meetings and sessions. Please go to to apply for media
Double registration for the sessions is not permitted (e.g. a participant may not be registered
simultaneously as a nominee of a Party and of an observer organization, or simultaneously as a nominee
of a Party and a press/media representative).
Early registration on Saturday or Sunday, 26–27 November 2011 is highly recommended in order to
Registration Counter opening hours for Parties:
Tuesday, 22 November to Saturday, 26 November: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 27 November: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday, 28 November to Friday, 9 December: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Registration Counter opening hours for NGOs/IGOs:
Saturday, 26 November: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 27 November: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday, 28 November: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 29 November to Friday, 9 December: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Registration for IGOs and NGOs will be closed on Monday, 28 November from 8 a.m. to 11
For Parties, observer States, and observer organizations:
Ms. Vera-Lynn Watson
Tel: +27 31 819 5736
Fax: +27 31 819 6100
For press and media:
Ms. Carrie Assheuer
Ms. Naana Beeko
Tel: +27 31 819 5759
Enjoy using the UNFCCC lanyard. Please keep it for use at your next UNFCCC meeting.
If you would like to update your badge photo, please ask at the Registration Counter.
Please note that access to the conference area is restricted to registered participants of the
meetings. In order to comply with the security requirements of the secretariat, participants are
expected to wear their badges visibly at all times and in all areas. If you lose your badge, please
report it to the Registration Counter immediately.
Disclaimer: 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. In this context, it is strongly recommended that you obtain international
medical insurance for the period of participation.
It is essential that you have an official UNFCCC conference badge in order to gain access to the
premises. These are issued only on the basis of a letter of nomination from Parties or admitted
observer States. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges visibly at
A separate communication will be sent to eligible Parties.
Participants are strongly recommended to obtain, before departure to Durban, comprehensive
international medical insurance for the period of participation.
South Africa is a yellow fever free zone and in order to prevent its introduction into the country, all
persons over one year of age travelling or transiting from an infected area are required to provide a
valid yellow fever certificate. Please see this link for more information
and a list of infected countries. This list is in line with the International Health Regulations (IHR,
Hotels / Shuttle / TransportationTop
If you require assistance locating and booking accommodation for your stay in Durban during COP 17/CMP
7, please go here. Additionally, participants may call:
+ 27 31 275 3500 or e-mail: cop17(at)thompsons.co.za.
The Government of South Africa is providing courtesy scheduled shuttle service for participants.
Information can be found
Transportation during COP17 / CMP 7
transportation during COP17 / CMP 7 (145 kB)
Rental of office space on a
commercial basis on the premises of the ICC:
Contact: Ms. Delia Samuel
Tel: +27-31 3601204
Information on the booking of delegation offices can be found here
Rental of exhibit space on a commercial basis
outside the premises of the ICC:
Contact: Ms. Vivienne Holden
Tel: +27-31 14720
Rental of meeting venues on a commercial basis
outside the premises of the ICC:
Contact: Ms. Lindsey Verfaillie
Tel: +27-31 3601365
Ms. Thobile Ndlovu
Tel. (031) 337 0437
Fax (031) 337 0072
Ms. Londi Msholo
Tel: +27 71 114 84 69
Meeting Room Assignment / Press briefingsTop
Online meeting room requests can be sent from 21 November to 27 November. Kindly read and fill out all
fields of our Request Form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During sessions (28 November to 9 December), meeting room requests can only be submitted on site at the
MRA Counter, located inside the ICC conference center.
Please observe our Meeting Room Assignment Policy:
· Rooms are assigned for a maximum of 1 hour per Party/Organization ONLY, free of charge;
· Meeting room reservations are made on a provisional basis and their final confirmation depends
on the needs and demands of the negotiating process, which shall supersede the needs and demands of
· It would be advisable that you reconfirm your reservation with our staff at the meeting room
assignment counter (in the conference premises) at least two hours before the meeting in case there are
any last minute changes;
· If all meeting rooms are in use and meetings of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol require
other rooms, the secretariat may request you to vacate the room in which you are holding your meeting,
if the specifications of your meeting room coincide with the requirements of those meetings;
· No food and drinks are allowed inside meeting rooms.
In order to facilitate delegations wishing to hold press/media briefings during the forthcoming sessions,
the secretariat requests that delegations inform it in advance to what extent they intend to hold such
briefings during the sessions. This will facilitate adequate logistical and technical arrangements to be
put in place. Delegations should complete the form
and submit directly to the UNFCCC Press Office, PRESS(AT)UNFCCC.INT.
shipping information for COP 17/CMP 7 (74 kB)
Please refer to the Host Country Web site.
Information for Participants Brochure (926 kB)
In the interest of security and safety of all participants and the smooth development of the
sessions, the Convention secretariat reserves the right to deny and/or restrict access to the
conference premises, de-register participants 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, refused registration or access to
the sessions for which they have been nominated and/or registered as participants.