Q. Who will be attending the Summit?
The Summit will be attended by Heads of State and Government, other government
delegates and representatives from each of the nine Major Groups identified in
Agenda 21: women, local authorities, farmers, the science and technology
community, business, youth, workers and indigenous people and NGOs.
Q. How many people are you expecting to attend?
It is not yet known how many people will attend the actual Summit. However, for
logistical purposes, the South African hosts have estimated that approximately
60,000 people might be in Johannesburg at the time of the Summit, including the
official delegates to the Summit itself and a significant number of additional
people attending events associated with the Summit, such as the civil society
Global Forum and the Ubuntu village and exhibition. There is also expected to
be a significant media presence.
Q. How can my organisation be accredited to attend the Summit?
The deadline for applications by organisations wishing to be accredited to the
Summit has now closed.
Once accredited, non-governmental actors can send representatives to the
PrepComs and to the Summit. Accredited organisations do however need to
to inform the Summit Secretariat that they are participating.
Q. What about media accreditation?
Media accreditation forms for both the Summit and the final Preparatory
Committee meeting in Bali are now available.
here for more information on media accreditation and other logistical
information for journalists.
Q. I am interested in sustainable development and would like to attend the
Summit. How can I become involved in this inter-governmental meeting?
You can come to the Summit if you are part of your national delegation or if
you represent an accredited organisation within one of the Major Groups. To
find out about accreditation and pre-registration of major groups,
here. For a full list of organisations that have been accredited,
|Q: How do delegates from governments and
intergovernmental organisations become accredited to the Summit?
For full information on accredition for government delegates,
click here, and for Intergovernmental Organisations and
|Q: Are there registration fees for the
No. The United Nations does not charge a registration fee. Some of the parallel
events that are taking place in Johannesburg at the same time as the Summit are
charging their own registration fee. You should contact the organisers of those
events direct for details. For more information about parallel events,