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Ministry of Foreign affairs of Japan and the Earth Negotiations Bulletin are providing photos of the Nagoya meetings . All use must include credit of the original source.

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Host Broadcaster for MOP-5

Host NHK International, Inc. (NHKI) has been appointed as Host Broadcaster for the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties (COP-MOP 5) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity. NHKI will manage the International Media Centre (IMC), as well as the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC).

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日本語の情報は日本国政府の公式ウェブサイトの メディア関連のページをご覧下さい。

Media Accreditation

日本語の情報については、日本国外務省のCOP10/MOP5取材者登録に関するウェブサイトをご参照下さい。

Media participation at 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 Media Accreditation Form;
  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; and
  4. Photocopy of passport/national ID card.

To avoid delays upon arrival, please submit the form Media Accreditation Form 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

It is also possible to register on-site. Note that double accreditation is not allowed (e.g. as press and delegate, or as press and NGO).

Press passes can be picked up at the registration counter upon presentation of two forms of photo ID (passport, official national press pass, driver’s license, 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
Focal Point for the International Year of Biodiversity
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
Fax: +1-514-288-6588
E-mail: david.ainsworth@cbd.int
  Ms. Ulrika Nilsson
Associate Information Officer
Biosafety Unit
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
World Trade Centre
413 St. Jacques Street, Suite 800
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 1N9 Canada
Tel: +1-514-287-8720
Fax: +1-514-288-6588
E-mail: ulrika.nilsson@cbd.int

COP-MOP 5 Press Conferences/Briefings

Title Room Date Start End
Daily Press Briefing - SCBD Press Conference Room 11 October 2010 09:00- 09:30
Joint Press Conference -
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan
and CBD Executive Secretary
Press Conference Room 11 October 2010 13:15- 14:00
Daily Press Briefing - MAFF* and MFA* Press Conference Room 11 October 2010 22:50 23:05
Daily Press Briefing - SCBD Press Conference Room 12 October 2010 09:00- 09:30
Daily Press Briefing - MAFF and MFA Press Conference Room 12 October 2010 19:00- 20:00
Daily Press Briefing - SCBD Press Conference Room 13 October 2010 09:00- 09:30
Press Conference - CBD Executive Secretary Press Conference Room 13 October 2010 13:30- 14:15
Daily Press Briefing - MAFF and MFA Press Conference Room 13 October 2010 19:00- 20:00
Daily Press Briefing - SCBD Press Conference Room 14 October 2010 09:00- 09:30
Daily Press Briefing - MAFF and MFA Press Conference Room 14 October 2010 19:00- 20:00
Daily Press Briefing - SCBD Press Conference Room 15 October 2010 09:00- 09:30
Joint Press Conference -
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan
and CBD Executive Secretary
Press Conference Room 15 October 2010 18:00- 18:30
Daily Press Briefing - MAFF and MFA Press Conference Room 15 October 2010 19:00- 20:00

*Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan
*Minsitry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Interviews with the Executive Secretary

To arrange interviews with the Executive Secretary, please contact:

SCBD Media Coordinator
Ms. Ulrika Nilsson
E-mail: ulrika.nilsson@cbd.int

SCBD Spokesperson
Mr. Erie Tamale
E-mail: erie.tamale@cbd.int

When requesting an interview, please complete an interview form.

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