Foreign journalists are strongly encouraged to start the process of accreditation immediately in order to obtain the necessary travel documents.
Representatives from the media can register at the accreditation and registration center located at the session venue during pre-registration and registration. Both local and international applicants for media accreditation must provide the following:
A letter of introduction from their bureau chief
A copy of their passport (for foreign applicants) or a national identification card (for local applicants)
One recent passport-size colour photograph
A valid press card
Duly filled accreditation form
Applicants should send copies of this document via e-mail or fax to the UNCCD Secretariat:
Fax: +49 228 815 2898/99
For information concerning accreditation, please contact:
Ms. Wagaki Mwangi
Tel.: + 49 228 815 2820
Fax: + 49 228 815 2898/99
Namibian applicants are encouraged to start the accreditation process in August 2013. Foreign applicants may do so as soon as they arrive in Namibia.
Foreign media practitioners require a temporary work permit to be issued by the Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration. A minimum of five working days is required to process temporary work permits.
In addition, representatives of the media travelling from countries without a visa exception will still be required to obtain a visa to enter Namibia.
A dedicated press and media working space will be available at the conference venue. Additional information for media representatives on the Convention and the conference can be obtained from the UNCCD COP 11 secretariat.
WORK PERMITS & VISAS