Q. Where is the Summit being held?
The Summit is being at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South
Click here to visit the Sandton Convention Centre's website
which provides detailed information about the venue and nearby facilities.
Q. What do I need to do to organise accreditation and registration for the
Accreditation and registration for the Summit is being organised by the United
The deadline for accreditation of major group organisations has now closed.
here for information about pre-registration for major groups for full
For media accreditation,
Accreditation and security arrangements for parallel events happening outside
the Summit are the responsibility of the relevant organisers.
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
World Summit Company (JOWSCO) is coordinating travel for delegates within
Johannesburg and accommodation arrangements.
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
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
for more information.
If you have a partnership project that you would like to showcase on the
website, you should visit: www.virtualexhibit.net
The Summit Secretariat is also building a
of sustainable development case studies that is being posted on this
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
Q. Do you need translators / interpreters for the Summit?
The UN has sufficient translators and interpreters and is not looking for
Q. Do you have any other staff requirements? Can I work at the Summit on a
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
for more information.
If you are interested in employment at the UN more generally, please refer to
the main UN website:
|Q: How will the environmental
impact of such a large gathering of people in Johannesburg be
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: