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COP 11 - Information for Media

Official photos

Clik on the following link to see all official pictures of MOP-6 and COP-11 on the official FLICK R MOP-6 and COP-11 photostream!

Press Briefs

Summaries of important issues discussed at COP11 and what news to expect. Click on the image to get all the briefs, or download one by one below:

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If you are looking for the COP-MOP 6 press sheets related to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety please click here.

Media accreditation form

Instructions for completion of media accreditation Media participation at Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meetings is subject to accreditation by the CBD Secretariat. Accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press-print media, photo, radio, TV, film and new agencies who fully meet UN media accreditation requirements. Accreditation will be granted upon presentation of valid press credentials including each of the following:

  1. Completed form: Request for Media Accreditation
  2. Letter of assignment on official letterhead of a media organization signed by the Publisher/Assignment Editor, Editor-in-chief or Bureau Chief, specifying the name and functional title of the journalist. Unsigned letters or e-mails will not be accepted
  3. Photocopy of a valid press card/work pass
  4. Photocopy of passport/national ID card.

Download Media Accreditation Form
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

To avoid delays upon arrival, please submit the form “Request for Accreditation of Media Representatives” together with the documents listed above to:

Mr. Johan Hedlund, Media Assistant
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
World Trade Centre, 413 St. Jacques Street, Suite 800
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 1N9 Canada
Tel: + 1-514- 287-6670 /Fax: + 1-514-288-6588
E-mail: johan.hedlund@cbd.int

For media from India-based publications, please submit the form “Request for Accreditation of Media Representatives” together with the documents listed above to either of the relevant contacts below:

Perfect Relations - Hyderabad
Mr. Vishal Thapa
Mobile: +91-90701834446
Landline: 040-44555777
Email Id: vthapa@perfectrelations.com
Address:
Perfect Relations Pvt. Ltd.
Naik’s LN”s Sri – Nivas, Flat No: 103&104,
First Floor, H.No:1-11-255, Bhagwanthapur,
Begumpet, Hyderabad-500016

Perfect Relations - Delhi
Ms. Reegal Jayani
Mob: +91-9999976533
Landline: 011 - 49998999
Email Id: rjayani@perfectrelations.com
Address:
Perfect Relations Pvt. Ltd.
S 27, Second Floor, Star City, Mahatta Towers
District Centre, Mayur Vihar Phase I, Delhi - 110091

Please note that requests for accreditation submitted to “Perfect Relations” staff in India will be subsequently reviewed by the CBD Secretariat. Note that double accreditation is not allowed (e.g. as press and delegate, or as press and NGO).

Maximum number of accreditations per media organization: Print and online publications, including blogs will be limited to no more than 6 representatives per organization comprising of reporters and photographers. Radio broadcasters will also be limited to 4 representatives per organization. Film and Television organizations will be limited to 8 representatives per organization. In the event that this limit is exceeded, the Secretariat will select the representatives who receive accreditation.

Press passes can be picked up at the registration counter, located at the Hyderabad International Conference Centre as early as 28 September 2012 upon presentation of the two forms of photo ID submitted as part of the accreditation request (passport, official national press pass, national ID, work ID, etc.) or of a photo press pass from the United Nations in New York, Paris, Geneva, Vienna, or Nairobi.

Please note that journalists accredited to cover the meetings should make their own travel and hotel bookings.

For press releases and other information, please contact:

Mr. David Ainsworth, Information Officer
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, World Trade Centre
413 St. Jacques Street, Suite 800
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 1N9 Canada
Tel: +1-514-287-7025/Mobile: +1 514 561 2720
E-mail: david.ainsworth@cbd.int

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