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Registration for the Round table on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding LMOs/GMOs (Geneva, 15 -17 November 2016) [#8114]
Dear Colleagues,

In view of the upcoming Round table on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding LMOs/GMOs (Geneva, 15 -17 November 2016), we are pleased to share with you the below information regarding documents, participation and practical arrangements for the event. The round table is a joint event under the auspices of UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

More information regarding the meeting is available on the following webpage: http://www.unece.org/env/pp/grt_lmo_gmo_2016#/

Documents

Provisional programme for the round table is available from the following webpage: http://www.unece.org/env/pp/grt_lmo_gmo_2016#/

Other documents for the meeting will be made available from this webpage in due course. Please note that this is a paper free meeting. No documents will be made available in the meeting room. Participants are strongly encouraged to download or print the meeting documents before the meeting so as not to face any problems in case of internet service disruption. Please check this web page regularly and make sure that you bring with you all documents required for the meeting.

Registration, Visa, Financial support and Practical information

Participants who are not applying for financial support are requested to register online before 1 November 2016 through the following link:   https://www2.unece.org/uncdb/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=A6iczV

Participants requiring a personal invitation letter for visa purposes should click on the “visa required” option and register for the meeting as early as possible, taking into account the period required to obtain the visa.

Limited funds are available to support delegates from countries with economies in transition, eligible for financial support, and NGOs. Participants who are applying for financial support should register as soon as possible, but before 20 September 2016. They should submit the completed financial support request form to the secretariat by e-mail (public.participation@unece.org) before the same date. Kindly note that financial support request would be considered only after submission of duly filled in Financial support request form and online registration through the link mentioned above.

Wireless internet is available in all meeting rooms. Kindly note that electrical power plugs and sockets are unique to Switzerland within the UNECE region (type J, three-pin, 230 V, 50 Hz), and respectively require an adaptor, though slim two-pin plugs (type C) will fit. For additional practical information, please consult: http://www.unece.org/env/pp/practical.

Key dates to remember

Deadline for registration with financial support: 20 September 2016
Deadline for registration without financial support: 1 November 2016

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Geneva in November.

With kind regards,

Ulrika Nilsson
(edited on 2016-09-06 19:19 UTC by Ms. Ulrika Nilsson)
posted on 2016-09-06 14:32 UTC by Ms. Ulrika Nilsson, UNEP/SCBD/Biosafety
RE: Registration for the Round table on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding LMOs/GMOs (Geneva, 15 -17 November 2016) [#8172]
Dear Colleagues,

We are sending a reminder about the registration without financial support for the upcoming Round table on public awareness, access to information and public participation regarding LMOs/GMOs (Geneva, 15 -17 November 2016). Please note that the deadline for registration is 1 November 2016. To register, please visit https://www2.unece.org/uncdb/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=A6iczV

More information regarding the meeting is available on the following webpage: http://www.unece.org/env/pp/grt_lmo_gmo_2016#/

The provisional programme for the round table is available from the following webpage: http://www.unece.org/env/pp/grt_lmo_gmo_2016#/

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Geneva in November.

With kind regards,

Ulrika Nilsson
Ulrika.nilsson@cbd.int
(edited on 2016-10-28 15:39 UTC by Ms. Ulrika Nilsson)
posted on 2016-10-28 15:39 UTC by Ms. Ulrika Nilsson, UNEP/SCBD/Biosafety