Press - SB 50
Accreditation

Media accreditation for SB 50 will open after the Easter holidays.

Further information on completing the accreditation process
Frequently asked questions

Registration

Registration is open from Sunday, 16 June to Thursday, 27 June 2019 during the hours indicated below. Upon arrival at the conference venue, participants will be requested to proceed to the registration counter to collect their badge in order to access the conference premises. A valid passport or a nationally approved identification card should be presented to the registration staff for issuance of the badge.

Registration times:
On Sunday, 16 June 2019, from 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From Monday, 17 June, to Saturday, 22 June 2019, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
From Monday, 24 June, to Thursday, 27 June 2019, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The conference venue, including registration, will be closed on Sunday, 23 June 2019.

Badges

An official UNFCCC conference badge is needed to access the premises. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badges visibly at all times.

Press conferences

Organizations wishing to hold press/media briefings during the conference should inform the secretariat in advance to facilitate adequate logistical and technical arrangements. Requests should be addressed directly to: UNFCCC Press Conference Bookings

Advance requests for press conferences at SB 50 COP 25 are gladly received, on the understanding that it is not yet possible to book them in our meeting room system. Your request will be kept on file, and confirmed when we are able to schedule.

More information on press conferences

Use of camera and audio/video recording devices

Taking still photographs and making audio or video recordings within a United Nations designated conference venue are subject to the "Use of cameras and audio/video recording devices" guidelines and any other guidance or instructions deemed relevant by the UNFCCC secretariat or United Nations Security.

Visas

All foreign delegates entering Germany must have a valid passport. Participants requiring a visa are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities as soon as possible following receipt of this notification. 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 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 their entire stay. If travelling more than once, it is recommended to obtain insurance that covers the period of all intended stays.  Participants should indicate also if a Schengen visa has been issued to them in the last 59 months.

For more information, visit the English language website of the German Federal Foreign Office (also available in French and Spanish) and the website of the German Mission that will handle the visa application.

Accommodation and transport

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

For further assistance, use the following contact information:
Email: a.isengard@bonn-region.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 228 910 41 33

Disclaimer

Participants are strongly encouraged to obtain comprehensive international medical insurance for their 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 premises. 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.