26th session of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee: Accreditation


The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee will hold its 26th session from 16 to 20 August 2021 in Room XX (Room 20), Palais des Nations, United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, see Sessions.

Accreditation and issuance of badges

Requests for accreditation should be made online through the platform below to the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee. Please allow three working days for your request to be processed.

Online request for accreditation: https://indico.un.org/event/33610/

Representatives in possession of a grounds pass issued by the Security and Safety Section of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) or United Nations Headquarters in New York (UNHQ) will have unrestricted access to conference rooms. However, they should announce themselves to the Secretariat by official letter.

Representatives without a UNOG or UNHQ identification badge should apply through the online platform and, upon presentation of identification and a copy of the confirmation email/e-ticket, a photo-badge valid for the session will be issued at the "Pregny Gate" security entrance.

Palais des Nations – Security entrance
Pregny gate, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10
Open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Click here for the Accessibility guide to the Human rights Council for person with disabilities.

For Access to the Palais des Nations: http://www.unog.ch

Access to the public gallery

A limited number of seats in the public gallery, above the Conference Room XX, are available for persons wishing to observe the proceedings of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee without being accredited as participants (i.e. students, and academics). Access to the public gallery will be granted to individuals or groups depending on the availability of seating and other circumstances.

Individuals or groups who wish to observe the proceedings through the public gallery are required to email hrcadvisorycommittee@ohchr.org at least two working days in advance with the following information:

  • Date(s) of the visit;
  • Purpose of the visit; and
  • Full name(s) of those wishing to attend (if group of more than 5 please submit full details on the Badge request form and send it with the email request).

For NGO participation in the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, please see: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/AdvisoryCommittee/Pages/NGOParticipation.aspx

To organise a parallel event:

Note: In view of the current restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, no meetings and parallel events may be held on the margins of the 26th session of the Advisory Committee (16-20 August 2021).

The organizer of the parallel event is requested to provide the Secretariat with a complete list of its guests on the Badge request form, two working days prior to the meeting. After this, no further changes will be accepted. The list should be accompanied by the official, signed letter requesting accreditation.

Attention to:

Accreditation Officer
Email address: hrcadvisorycommittee@ohchr.org
Fax (if no access to email): +41 (0)22 917 90 11

Subject reference:

HRCAC [insert no. of the session] accreditation request [name of PM, IGO, NHRI or NGO]

For more information concerning the room reservation for parallel events, please see: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/AdvisoryCommittee/Pages/ReservationEvents.aspx