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Attending sessions


Article 7, paragraph 6 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change provides that representatives of the United Nations system may be represented as observers at sessions. In order to attend sessions representatives of UN bodies and organizations need to be officially nominated by their respective heads to the Executive Secretary of the secretariat.
Please send the formal letter of nomination to

Please note that UN organizations and agencies are not required to apply for admission to the UNFCCC process.

Applying for side events and exhibits


For COP/CMP sessions, side events and exhibits of the UN system and its specialized agencies are coordinated through the High-Level Committee on Programmes under the Delivering as One approach.

For other UNFCCC sessions (e.g. SBs), UN system organizations may apply individually.

Please consult the Side Events and Exhibits Online Registration System (SEORS) for further information.

Convention bodies often request written input on views and information on various issues under negotiation. These mandates are extended to observer organizations. Please find further information on the landing page of the Submission and Statement Portal.



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