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Montreal Climate Change Conference - December 2005

Montreal Climate Change Conference - December 2005

Information for members of the press

  • Media arrangements

    During the period from 28 November to 9 December 2005, the following sessions will take place:

    • The eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11)
    • The first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 1)
    • The twenty-third session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 23)
    • The twenty-third session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 23).

    The venue for the sessions is the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montreal, Canada.
    A preliminary overview of the sessional period.

    Information for journalistsTop

    For information on completing the accreditation process, please visit the press and media accreditation section.

    • Please complete the online accreditation form and submit it electronically.
    • All other credentials may be sent by fax to (+1-514) 787-6003 or by e-mail to It is not necessary to send photos.
    • Double accreditation is not allowed (e.g. as press and delegate, or as press and NGO)
    • Freelance journalists and independent TV crews are subject to the same requirements.


    Requests for press accreditation should be received by Wednesday, 2 November 2005. Please note that accreditation requests received after this date may be considered; however, there could be a delay in processing.

    Registration TimetableTop

    Saturday, 26 November 2005 and Sunday, 27 November 2005: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Monday, 28 November 2005 to Friday, 9 December 2005: from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    • All participants are requested to register upon arrival at the Palais des Congrès
    • As of 27 November 2005, the "no registration, no access" rule shall be strictly applied and will be enforced throughout the period of the sessions
    • Early registration on 26 and 27 November 2005 is highly recommended to avoid delay on the first morning of the sessions


    • Press badges issued at previous UNFCCC conferences do not remain valid. Members of the press must be accredited for each meeting.
    • Badges are essential in order for participants to gain access to the premises. Press badges allow access to the entire conference venue and all public meetings and sessions, unless otherwise indicated for security reasons.
    • Press badges may be collected 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.


    All foreign delegates entering Canada must have a valid passport. Early contact with Canadian missions abroad is strongly advised to allow sufficient time for the request to be processed and the visa issued as appropriate, before departure. Information on visa arrangements can be found on the UNFCCC web site. Please also consult the web site of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs or that of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


    Please note that journalists accredited to cover the meetings are responsible for their own travel and hotel bookings. Those who require assistance in making a hotel reservation in Montreal should consult the hotel list provided by the government of Canada: <<a href="">>.


    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, participants are strongly recommended to obtain international medical insurance for the period of participation.

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