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Accreditation and issuance of badges for all delegates wishing to attend the session

The organiser of the parallel event is requested to provide the Secretariat with a complete list of its guests in excel format, with the first name in one column and the family name in a second column at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Attention of:

Accreditation Officer
Ms. Julia Begey

- Prior to the session
Fax: +41 22 917 90 11

- During the session
Fax: +41 22 917 04 94

Subject reference:

HRC [insert no. of the session] accreditation request [name of PM, IGO, NHRI or NGO]

Kindly note that representatives in possession of an identification badge 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 Human Rights Council Secretariat through the same letter requesting accreditation, see above.

Delegates, on whose behalf an accreditation request has been made, should go in person, with a valid identification document and a copy of the request for accreditation, to the “Pregny Gate” of the Palais des Nations and a photo-badge valid for the duration of the session will be issued.

During the session, the Accreditation Officer will be present at the “Pregny Gate”, which is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday.

Pass and Identification Unit

UNOG Security and Safety Section
Pregny Gate
8 - 14 avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10

For Access to the Palais des Nations: http://www.unog.ch

Access to the public gallery

A limited number of seats in the Public Gallery, above the Conference Room XX, are available for persons wishing to observe the proceedings of the Human Rights Council without being accredited as participants (i.e. students, and academics).

Individuals or groups who wish to attend are required to email (24 hours before the desired date) the Accreditation Officer (hrcaccreditation@ohchr.org) with the following information:

  • Date(s) of the visit;
  • Purpose of the visit; and
  • Full name(s) of those wishing to attend (if group of more than 5 please submit full names in an excel file attached to the email request).

For NGO participation in the Human Rights Council, please see http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/NgoParticipation.aspx

Access to the public gallery will be granted depending on the availability of seating and other circumstances.