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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, including the information for attendees of side events and exhibits, please visit the Side Events and Exhibits webpage on the official UNFCCC website.


Bonn Climate Change Conference SB 58 (5-15 June 2023)

The timeline for applying for holding side events at SB 58 will be posted here as it becomes available.

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 criteria and the Selection criteria 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:

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 at COP is undertaken by 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 this webpage on the UNFCCC website. 

Recordings of COP 26, SB 56, and COP 27 side events can be viewed on this secretariat-managed YouTube channel

The information on the timeline for the selection process for SB 58 and COP 28 will be published on this webpage in due course.