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Q. Where is the Summit being held?

The Summit is being at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. Click here to visit the Sandton Convention Centre's website which provides detailed information about the venue and nearby facilities.

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Q. What do I need to do to organise accreditation and registration for the Summit?

Accreditation and registration for the Summit is being organised by the United Nations.

The deadline for accreditation of major group organisations has now closed. Click here for information about pre-registration for major groups for full information.

For media accreditation, click here.

Accreditation and security arrangements for parallel events happening outside the Summit are the responsibility of the relevant organisers.

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Q. How do I organise my travel and accommodation?

The South African government has created a company specifically to manage the logistical aspects of their role as the host government. This company, called the Johannesburg World Summit Company (JOWSCO) is coordinating travel for delegates within Johannesburg and accommodation arrangements.

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Q. What security arrangements are being made for the Summit?

The UN security service is working closely with the host government's police authorities to ensure that every appropriate security measure is in place for the Summit.

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Q. Where can I showcase my sustainable development project to delegates?

A Best Practice exhibition - also known as the Ubuntu exhibition - will be held at the Wanderers stadium, next to the Ubuntu village. Visit the JOWSCO website for more information.

If you have a partnership project that you would like to showcase on the virtual exhibit website, you should visit: www.virtualexhibit.net

The Summit Secretariat is also building a directory of sustainable development case studies that is being posted on this website.

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Q. How can my business get involved with providing sponsorship and/or support services for the Summit?

The UN does not accept corporate sponsorship. However there are a number of potential opportunities for businesses to help provide financial support or donations of goods or services to the logistical organisers of the Summit and parallel events within South Africa. Contact JOWSCO for more information at enquiries@wssd2002.com

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Q. Do you need translators / interpreters for the Summit?

The UN has sufficient translators and interpreters and is not looking for additional staff.

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Q. Do you have any other staff requirements? Can I work at the Summit on a volunteer basis?

The Summit Secretariat is not looking for additional staff. However the local organisers, JOWSCO, are currently seeking volunteers within South Africa who can help in Johannesburg when the Summit takes place. Visit the JOWSCO website for more information.

If you are interested in employment at the UN more generally, please refer to the main UN website: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/index.html

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Q: How will the environmental impact of such a large gathering of people in Johannesburg be minimised?

The "Greening the WSSD" Initiative is being organised to ensure that the host city for the Summit is left cleaner and greener. The Inititaive will ensure that the Summit is being organised along environmental 'best practice" lines and that minimal waste is generated by the delegates coming to the city. Click here for more information: http://www.greeningthewssd.com/

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