WG ABS 6 - Information for Participants

Requests for side-events should be made using the online system available on the Secretariat’s web site at: https://www.cbd.int/register/home.shtml. The deadline for the receipt of requests is 7 January 2008. Pass the deadline, the online system will be deactivated.

Processed side-event requests can be viewed on the Secretariat’s web site at: http://www.cbd.int/register/side-events/list.aspx?mtg=abswg-06.

Subject to availability of rooms, and provided that side-event requests are received before the set deadline of 7 January 2008, meeting rooms equipped for PowerPoint presentations will be assigned, to the extent possible, for the indicated dates and time slots. It should be noted that side-events may be rescheduled in the interests of the official sessions of the meeting and that there may be a cost when an event is assigned in a room that does not already contain the required equipment. Should this be the case, side-event organizers will be notified accordingly.

It should be noted that food and drinks are not allowed in the meeting rooms.

Organizers of side-events wishing to enquire about costs for catering at their events should directly contact Ms. Isabelle Gomez (DSR restaurant) at the following coordinates:

Ms. Isabelle Gomez
Telephone: + 41 22 917 5619
Email: dsr.onu@bluewin.ch

Side-event organizers without Internet access or experiencing difficulties using the online system mentioned above could address the duly completed form (Annex C) ) to the attention of:

Mr. Aballache Yesli
Conference Officer
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
World Trade Centre
413 St Jacques Street, Suite 800
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2Y IN9
Telephone (Direct line): +1 514 287 7043
Fax: + 1 514 288 65 88
E- mail: aballache.yesli@cbd.int

For the purposes of the publication of a compendium of side-events held during the meeting, side-event organizers are kindly requested to submit no later than 17 March 2008 to the Secretariat (secretariat@cbd.int) a short abstract on the objective of the side-event as well as a summary of the event.

15. Other

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme