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Bonn Climate Change Conference - June 2011

Bonn Climate Change Conference Bonn - June 2011

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    Deadline for accreditation to the UN Climate Change Conference was Tuesday, 31 May 2011. Applications received by 31 May will be processed.

    Bona fide representatives of the national and international media can apply for accreditation to the conference. Only one accreditation is required and will cover participation in the sessions of both ad hoc working groups.

    For information on completing the accreditation process, please visit the press and media accreditation section
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    • All participants are requested to register upon arrival at the desk located in the Hotel Maritim.
    • A valid photo ID should be presented to the registration staff.
    • Early registration is highly recommended to avoid delays on the first day of the sessions.
    Registration times:
    Thursday, 2 to Sunday, 5 June 2011 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
    Monday, 6 to Thursday, 16 June 2011 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Friday, 17 June 2011 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Double registration for the session is not permitted (i.e. State representative and observer organization representative, or state representative and press/media representative).

    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. They are issued only on the basis of accreditation as a media professional representing a bona fide media organization.

    For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges at all times.

    The UNFCCC secretariat is not in a position to issue invitation letters for visa purposes. Accredited media may use their confirmation message when making their application, as well as the letter of assignment from their media organization.

    Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements.

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

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