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Accreditation and Registration

All participants of the Conference must complete the online registration form.

Additionally, most participants will need to provide the secretariat with a letter of credentials. Please read the instructions after selecting your category on the registration page for further details.


Member States

In accordance with rule 13 of the rules of procedure of the Conference, the credentials of member State representatives are to be issued either by the Head of State or Government or by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the country concerned.

Please note: All members of the official delegation must be included in the letter of credentials. Other delegation members — such as entourage — must be listed in a separate note verbale sent through your mission in Geneva.


All other participants (observers)

All other participants (observers from specialized agencies and organizations institutionally linked to the United Nations, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other organizations and civil society that have been invited by the Conference) should provide a letter of credentials duly signed by their respective heads of organizations.

Civil society organizations that do not have observer status with UNCTAD must be accredited to UNCTAD XIII before registering. Please see the Civil Society Forum page for more information.

For the purposes of expediting the registration process, we ask that a copy of the original, signed credentials letter be uploaded as part of the online registration form, or e-mailed or faxed to the secretariat as soon as possible.

Fax: +41 22 917 0214



Media accreditation for UNCTADXIII is strictly reserved for members of the press - print, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies, and online media who represent a bona fide media organization.

Deadline to apply for pre-media accreditation is: 12 April 2012

Opening of accreditation on-site: 17 April 2012.

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To complete the registration process, the secretariat must receive the original, signed credentials letter, either by post or hand-delivery to the address below, no later than 5 April 2012.  


UNCTAD XIII: Accreditation and Registration
Office E-3061
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10