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Check the video tutorial on how to upload a side event/exhibit application via SEORS

Please be informed that participation in side events and exhibits, including the application process in SEORS, must be in compliance with the Code of Conduct. Side events and exhibits should be professional, respectful, inclusive and create harassment-free environments for all participants.

Welcome to the Side Events and Exhibits Online Registration System (SEORS)!

On this page, you can apply for holding a side event and/or an exhibit at the upcoming conference and find information on side events and exhibits held at previous conferences. 

For more information on side events and exhibits, please visit the Side Events and Exhibits: Overview webpage on the official UNFCCC website.

 

Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference COP 27 Side Events and Exhibits

The application period for holding a side event and/or an exhibit at the Sharm el-Sheikh Climate Change Conference COP 27 opened on 21 June (10 am CEST) and closed on 24 June (5 pm CEST). At the moment, observer organizations and Parties can submit side event and exhibit applications for being placed on the waiting list. The secretariat will contact those on the waiting list in case of cancellations by selected side event organizers and exhibitors. The secretariat reminds those applying on behalf of Parties that they must merge their side event/exhibit application with at least one application submitted by an observer organization to be eligible for a side event/exhibit slot. For more information on the eligibility and selection criteria, please consult this webpage. The information for UN organizations and specialized agencies is provided in the respective section below.

COP 27 will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from 6 November to 18 November 2022. Observer organizations, UN organizations and specialized agencies, and Parties partnering with observers are welcome to apply for holding a side event and/or an exhibit at COP 27. Please carefully review the following sections of this webpage before applying. 

COP 27 side events and exhibits will be held physically (on-site). More logistical information will be provided in due course. 

For further information on COP 27, please consult the "Information for COP 27 participants (A-Z)" webpage on the official UNFCCC website. 

 

Timeline for the selection process for COP 27 side events and exhibits

The above timeline only applies to observer organizations (IGOs and NGOs) and Parties. The information for UN organizations can be found in the respective section below. 

 

Who is eligible for holding side events and exhibits?  

  1. Observer organizations duly admitted by the Conference of the Parties are eligible to apply for one side event slot and/or one exhibit. For information on the admission process for observer organizations, please click here.
  2. Parties to the UNFCCC must partner with an observer organization in order to be eligible to apply for a side event slot and/or an exhibit slot. Please review the information note on further details for Party applicants.
  3. UN system organizations and specialized agencies.

Due to the high level of interest in COP 26, we expect the number of applications to be very high. We kindly ask you to review the Eligibility and Selection Criteria for Side Events and Exhibits before applying.



How to apply for a side event and/or exhibit? 

SEORS is the only channel used by the UNFCCC secretariat to receive applications for official side events and exhibits by IGOs and NGOs duly admitted by the COP and Parties partnering with such admitted observer organizations.

For detailed instructions on how to submit an application, please refer to the Side Events and Exhibits Application Manual

Before applying for a side event and/or an exhibit, please carefully review the frequently asked questions

! Please be informed that in case your application is successful, your contact details will become publicly available in the official side events schedule/list of exhibits in SEORS. 

 

Please note that all applicants must register for a new personal account in SEORS for each conference. User names and passwords from previous conferences will not work. 

Dear applicants, should you encounter any problems with registering in SEORS and accessing your SEORS account, please contact us via email: see@unfccc.int


Information for UN side event organizers and exhibitors

Applications by UN organizations for holding a side event and/or an exhibit at COP are outside of the SEORS scope. The inter-agency coordination for UN and side events and exhibits is undertaken by the UNFCCC secretariat. The secretariat has communicated all relevant information on the application process for COP 27 side events and exhibits to the Designated Contact Points for UN organizations to the UNFCCC secretariat.

Please note that there is no secretariat-managed coordination of UN side event and exhibit applications for the SB sessions. Potential UN side event organizers/exhibitors should submit their applications via SEORS


How to access past side events and exhibits?

Archives of side events and exhibits held at previous UNFCCC conferences can be found here.

To view video recordings of past side events, please visit the Side Events Overview webpage on the official UNFCCC website

Recordings of COP 26 and SB 56 side events can be viewed on this secretariat-managed YouTube channel

News

The application period for COP 27 side events and exhibits has closed on Friday, 24 June, at 5 pm CEST. Now, it is only possible to apply for being placed on the waiting list.

SEORS is the only platform via which the secretariat can receive side event and exhibit applications from observer organizations and Parties.

The inter-agency coordination for UN and side events and exhibits is undertaken by the UNFCCC secretariat. All relevant information on Side Events and Exhibits for COP 27 has been communicated to the Designated Contact Points for UN organizations to the UNFCCC secretariat.