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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. 


New information!

To access the side events schedule, click here or select the respective category in the menu on the left. 

The most up-to-date logistical information is available in the SB 56 Handbook for Side Event Organizers


SB 56 primary thematic categories for side events

With the Paris Agreement Workprogramme concluded, we encourage applicants for side events at SB 56 to focus discussions on their contributions to one or more of the following:

  • The implementation:
    • Advancing Implementation on Keeping 1.5 degrees alive; 
    • Advancing Implementation on Adaptation/Resilience; 
    • Advancing Implementation on Aligning financial flows 
  • Contributing to the Global Stocktake process


Timeline for the selection process for SB 56 side events

The application period for holding a side event at the SB 56 UN Climate Change Conference (6-16 June 2022) opened on Tuesday, March 22, and closed on Friday, March 25.

Those applicants who missed the deadline can still apply for being placed on the waiting list via SEORS. The secretariat will contact those on the waiting list in case of cancellations of selected side events. 

Please note that there will be no exhibits at SB 56 due to the evolving social distancing rules.


New information!

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. 


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

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. 

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. All relevant information on Side Events and Exhibits for COP 27 will be communicated to the Designated Contact Points for UN organizations to the UNFCCC in due course.

  • 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 Webcast page

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


Please note that there will be no exhibits at SB 56 due to the evolving social distancing rules.