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34th session of the Human Rights Council: Accreditation

The Human Rights Council will meet from 27 February to 24 March  2016 in Room XX (Room 20), Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland.

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

Requests for accreditation should be sent to the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council at least two working days in advance:

Email address: hrcaccreditation@ohchr.org

Or: Fax: +41 22 917 90 11 (prior to the session)
+41 22 917 04 94 (during the session)

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

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 in person at the “Pregny Gate” security entrance; upon presentation of identification and a copy of the official request for accreditation, a photo-badge valid for the session will be issued;

Palais des Nations – Security entrance
Pregny gate, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10
Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.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.

Click here for the Accessibility guide to the Human rights Council for person with disabilities

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 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 email hrcaccreditation@ohchr.org at least two working days in advance 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 details on the Badge request form and send it with the email request).

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

Side events:

To participate in a side event please contact the organizer of the event directly. The organizer of the event is requested to provide the Secretariat with a complete list of its guests on the Badge request form, two working days prior to the meeting. After this, no further changes will be accepted. The list should be accompanied by the official, signed letter requesting accreditation.

Attention of:

Accreditation Officer
Email address: hrcaccreditation@ohchr.org

Subject reference:

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

For more information concerning the room reservation for parallel events, click here.