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Marrakech Climate Change Conference - October 2001

Marrakech Climate Change Conference - October 2001

Information for members of the press

  • Accreditation

    Registration of all participants, including representatives of Observer organizations and the media, takes place at the Registration Counter located in the COP 7 Village outside the Palais des Congrès, as follows:

    Hours: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November

    Contact: Ms Hedwig Sandoval
    Tel.: 044 44 88 51
    Fax: 044 44 88 60

    Media participation in the conference is sub-ject to accreditation from UNFCCC. Please note that in view of space constraints, press accreditation is limited strictly to media representatives who fully meet United Nations accreditation standards and requirements. It will be granted upon presentation of valid press credentials and a letter of assignment.

    Press passes can be collected at the Press Registration Counter, located in the Registration tent, upon presentation of two photo IDs (passport, national press card, driving licence, work ID, etc.) or a photo press pass from the United Nations in New York, Geneva, Vienna, or Nairobi.

    Hours: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Monday, 29 October - Friday, 9 November

    Contact: Mr. Michel Smitall
    Tel.: 044 44 66 09

    Please note that double registration for the sessions is not permitted (i.e., State representative and Observer organization representative, or State representative and press/media representative).

    Media servicesTop

    International Media Centre. The Media Centre, located in the COP 7 Village outside the Palais des Congrès, offers various services to accredited members of the press, including TV and radio coverage facilities, work facilities for the print media, press conference rooms and a Media Information Desk.

    Hours: During the conference, the International Media Centre is operational 24 hours a day (limited services between midnight and 7 a.m.).

    The Media Coordinator, the Government Press Liaison Officer, the Conference Spokesperson and the Press Officer for the Executive Secretary have their offices at the International Media Centre. The Press Liaison Officer for non-governmental organizations can be contacted in the NGO Press Briefing Room (Al Waha).

    The Press Conference Room (Al Saha) can be booked with staff located at the Meeting Room Assignment Desk in the foyer of the Palais des Congrès. For media-related information and arrangements for interviews with UN officials or delegates, please contact the Conference Spokesperson. Press releases and other information material is available at the Media Information Desk.

    Contacts: Mr. Axel Wüstenhagen,
    Media Coordinator
    Tel.: 044 44 89 31

    Mr. Michael Williams,
    Conference Spokesperson
    Tel.: 044 44 89 99

    Media Information Desk
    Tel.: 044 44 93 55
    Press Conference Booking

    Tel.: 044 44 83 92

    Information on UNFCCC and Climate ChangeTop

    The Climate Change Kiosk. Located in Espace Menara on the ground floor, the Climate Change Kiosk's primary goal is to provide information about climate change and the secretariat. It is a resource for anyone interested in:

    Information on climate change information sources;

    Background information on the climate change process and the secretariat;

    Who's doing what in the process;

    Who's doing what in the secretariat;

    How to contact members of the secretariat;

    How to obtain access to or copies of secretariat information products or services.

    The Climate Change Kiosk includes display panels as well as a computer with an Internet connection which will be used in providing assistance on how to:

    Find relevant climate change information using the UNFCCC library online;

    Effectively search and retrieve climate change related information from the web;

    Evaluate the quality of web-based information;

    Locate other sources of climate change information.

    A special feature of the Climate Change Kiosk is a small area where participants can submit a video, document or CD-ROM, which they would like to exhibit. The Climate Change Kiosk is equipped with a documents stand (for displaying only one copy of your document), a video player, a TV and a PC with a 21" monitor. Staff at the Climate Change Kiosk will gladly show your video or include your document in the document display.


    Access to the conference venue is restricted to registered participants of the meetings. In order to help enforce the high security standards of the secretariat, participants are expected to wear their badges as soon as they are issued. They must be worn at all times and in all areas for the duration of the conference. Badges are issued only on the basis of a letter of nomination from Parties, Observer States or accredited Observer organizations. Lost badges must be reported to the Registration Desk immediately.

Marrakech Accords and Declaration

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