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#IPBES7 Media Accreditation

Media Registration Protocol 

This accreditation system is available in both English and French. Pour poursuivre en français, veuillez cliquer ici. 

The seventh session of the IPBES Plenary (#IPBES7) will be held at the UNESCO Headquarters at 7 Place de Fontenoy in Paris, France. It includes two elements that will be open to accredited media:

1.  Official Opening Ceremony:

Monday, 29 April 2019, 10:00-11:00 – Will also be webcast live.

Remarks are expected to be delivered by the Chair of IPBES; the Executive Secretary of IPBES; the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), speaking also on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); as well as  senior representatives of the Government of France, among other dignitaries.

2.  Media Conference Launching IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services:

Monday, 6 May 2019, 13:00-14:30 – Will also be webcast live.

No other sessions of #IPBES7 will be open to the media. The working language of the IPBES secretariat is English, although every effort will be made to translate #IPBES7 communications into French as well.

There are two kinds of media accreditation available for #IPBES7: 

  • Site: For those who wish to attend the opening ceremony and/or media conference/s in person, 
  • Online: For those who wish to receive advance access to the media materials under strict embargo following their approval by the Plenary, expected on Saturday, 4 May 2019, but before the start of the media conference.

Please note: Site accreditation will automatically grant online accreditation, but online accreditation does not provide site accreditation.

Attention: By accrediting you are agreeing to accept and abide by the date and time of the embargo that will be placed on the respective materials. This means you agree to neither publish, air, nor circulate any of these materials in any form prior to the embargo being lifted. You may approach third parties for comment during the embargo period but only if they agree, in turn, to abide by the same restrictions. Failure to adhere to these conditions will result in journalists or media outlets being excluded from future embargo arrangements. Please note that the contents of all embargoed materials will be subject to change and must be checked against the final versions.

Members of the media are required to have a valid press card, or a valid media accreditation badge for any duty station of the United Nations. If you do not have a press card (e.g. you may be a regular blogger but not a formal media employee), please instead submit a recent sample of your work in a subject area related to the work of IPBES.

Please ensure that you have scanned copies of your media credentials/sample ready when you start filling in the form as the system will not allow you to proceed without uploading these. Credentials/samples should be uploaded as a single file (PDF).

If the IPBES media team approves your registration application, you will receive an email with further information. Please note that due to the high number of requests, this may take a few days.

The deadline for Site accreditation to attend the opening ceremony is 26 April 2019.