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Bonn Climate Change Conference - April 2018

Information for members of the press

  • Accreditation

    Media accreditation is now open.

    Further information on completing the accreditation process
    Frequently asked questions


    From Tuesday, 24 April 2018, to Saturday, 28 April 2018, the registration desk will be located in the Altes Abgeordneten Hochhaus of the United Nations Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, 53113 Bonn, Germany

    As of Sunday, 29 April 2018, the registration desk will be located at the World Conference Center;

    Upon arrival as of Tuesday, 24 April 2018, you will be requested to proceed to the registration desk during the hours indicated below to collect your badge for access to the conference premises;

    The acknowledgement letter for the participant’s nomination, available upon confirmation in the official registration system, and a valid passport or a nationally approved identification card should be presented to the registration staff for the issuance of your badge.

    Registration times:
    From Tuesday, 24 April 2018, to Sunday, 29 April 2018, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    From Monday, 30 April 2018, to Saturday, 5 May 2018, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    From Monday, 7 May 2018, to Thursday, 10 May 2018, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Early registration before Monday, 30 April 2018, is highly recommended to avoid delays on the first day of the conference.
    The conference venue, as well as registration, will be closed on Sunday, 6 May 2018.

    Multiple registrations for the conference are not permitted (i.e. registration as an observer
    organization representative and a Party or State representative and/or press/media


    An official UNFCCC conference badge is needed to access the premises. The badge is issued only on the basis of a confirmation from the ORS. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges visibly at all times.

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    Parties, observer States and IGOs/NGOs wishing to hold press/media briefings during the conference should inform the secretariat in advance to what extent they intend to hold such briefings.

    Requests should be addressed directly to UNFCCC Press by email at pressconf(at)unfccc(dot)int

    More information on press conferences

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    The taking of still photographs and making of audio or video recordings within a United Nations designated conference venue is subject to the pdf-icon guidelines for the use of devices (118 kB) and other guidance or instructions deemed relevant by the secretariat or United Nations Security.


    All foreign delegates entering the Federal Republic of Germany must have a valid passport.

    Participants requiring a visa are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities as soon as possible. The issuance of a visa for Schengen States may take up to two weeks from the date of submission of the visa application. To facilitate the issuance of a visa, a copy of the acknowledgement letter from the online registration system (ORS) must be attached to the visa application.

    Participants are advised that obtaining a Schengen visa is contingent on the participant securing comprehensive insurance that covers the entire stay. If you are travelling more than once, it is recommended that you obtain insurance that covers the time period of all intended stays.

    It is recommended to indicate in your visa application if you will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference that will be held from 3 to 14 December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. Please indicate also if a Schengen visa has been issued to you in the last 59 months.

    For more information, please visit the website of the German Federal Foreign Office (also available in French and
    Spanish) and the website of the German Mission where you plan to apply for your visa.


    Media representatives accredited to cover UNFCCC meetings are responsible for their own travel and hotel bookings.  The secretariat does not block hotel rooms for the media, nor does it provide funding to cover the cost of travel or accommodation.

    The City of Bonn offers an accommodation and public transport package. Hotel bookings placed through the City of Bonn designated web page for the conference ( include a free public transportation ticket for the City of Bonn and the region (Verbund Rhein-Sieg). The print-at-home PDF ticket is valid for the duration of the hotel stay of the
    delegate. The ticket will be sent automatically with the hotel reservation confirmation.

    For further assistance, use the following contact information:
    Telephone: +49 (0) 228 910 41 33


    Participants are strongly encouraged to obtain comprehensive international medical insurance for the period of participation. The United Nations and the UNFCCC 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 the interest of the security and safety of all participants and the smooth running of the conference, the UNFCCC secretariat reserves the right to deny and/or restrict access to the conference premises or to request registered participants to leave the

    The UNFCCC secretariat shall not be responsible for any or all expenses incurred by nominated participants who are requested to leave the premises or are refused registration or access to the conference for which they have been nominated and/or registered as participants.

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