Non-governmental organizations that have been admitted to the UNFCCC process may attend sessions of the
Convention bodies as observers provided that they use the Online Registration System (see below) to nominate
and confirm representatives by the set deadlines.
Notification: The secretariat’s usual practice is to post official notifications
or information notes for upcoming sessions on the UNFCCC website three months prior to the start date of the
sessions. It is the responsibility of the admitted observer organization to check for
notification/information note updates. You can find current information on the Notifications page of the UNFCCC website.
Registration: The UNFCCC Online Registration System
(ORS) has been in place for all sessions since 2010. ORS will open upon issuance of the
notification/information note which contains the nomination and confirmation deadlines. Designated
Contact Points (DCP) of admitted NGOs should use the system to nominate and confirm representatives by the
given deadlines. Late nomination and confirmation of representatives after these deadlines will not be
accepted as announced in the
For further information on the system, please refer to ORS User
For technical assistance when using the system, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance: Admission of your organization is not the only way to attend sessions. If
your organization is not admitted and you have missed the deadline for admission or if your organization is
not eligible for admission, the representatives of your organization might be nominated and confirmed to
attend sessions by already-admitted observer organizations who agree for them to be part of their
delegation.Visibility will be given to the name of your organization if the nominating organization makes
relevant entries in the online registration system when confirming your representatives. The contact details
of the admitted NGOs are available here.
Virtual participation: It is also possible to follow the proceedings of UNFCCC sessions via
webcast. Please check the Meetings page of the UNFCCC
website for the current session and click on webcasts.