The Human Rights Council will meet from 26 February to 23 March 2018 in Room XX (Room 20), Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland.
Requests for accreditation should be made
online through the platform below to the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council. Please allow three working days for your request to be processed.
Online request for accreditation:
Representatives in possession of a grounds pass issued by the Security and Safety Section of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) or United Nations Headquarters in New York (UNHQ) will have unrestricted access to conference rooms. However, they should announce themselves to the Secretariat by official letter.
Representatives without a UNOG or UNHQ identification badge should apply through the online platform and, upon presentation of identification and a copy of the confirmation email/e-ticket, a photo-badge valid for the session will be issued at the "Pregny Gate" security entrance.
Palais des Nations – Security entrancePregny gate, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix1211 Geneva 10Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (and exceptionally on Monday 26 February 2018 from 7 a.m.)
Please Note: When there are a large number of persons seeking to participate in a session, the Secretariat may limit the number of accredited participants.
here for the Accessibility guide to the Human Rights Council for person with disabilities
For Access to the Palais des Nations:
A limited number of seats in the public gallery, above Conference Room XX, is available for persons wishing to observe the proceedings of the Human Rights Council without being accredited as participants (i.e. students, and academics). Access to the public gallery will be granted to individuals or groups depending on the availability of seating and other circumstances.
Individuals or groups who wish to observe the proceedings through the public gallery are required to register on the
online platform. Please allow three working days for your request to be processed.
For NGO participation in the Human Rights Council, please see:
To participate in a side event, please contact the organizer of the event directly. The organizer of the event may invite a maximum of fifteen guests who do not already hold access badges to the Palais des Nations. These guests should register individually on the online platform
reg.unog.ch three working days prior to the event and upload a copy of the official signed letter inviting them to participate. After this deadline, no further requests or changes will be accepted.
For more information concerning the room reservation for parallel events, click
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