Practical Information for the participants of the 8th session of the Meeting of the Parties to Water Convention can be downloaded in English, Russian, French and Spanish.

Working language:

Simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish will be provided during all plenary sessions.

All official and unofficial documents for the meeting will be made available on the website of the 8th Meeting of the Parties.

The Meeting of the Parties will follow a PaperSmart model. Therefore, delegates are asked to bring their own copies of documents or laptops.

Internet access to documents will be provided during the meeting. Limited paper copies of documents will be available in the meeting room.

Participants may distribute additional information material of direct relevance to the agenda ensuring availability of the required copies. Participants wishing to do so are invited to contact the secretariat for the practical arrangements.

MEALS

During the meeting on 10-12 October, the host country will offer coffee breaks and lunches at the meeting venue.

 

CONFERENCE FACILITIES

Wi-fi will be available in the EXPO Congress centre and in recommended hotels.

Headphones will be available to all participants upon presentation of a valid passport/ID. Participants are kindly requested to return headphone devices at the end of the day. Headphones will operate in all rooms (including plenary and side event rooms)

 

TIME ZONE 

GMT + 6 hour

 

CURRENCY 

Kazakhstan Tenge (KZT)

1 EUR = 400 KZT

1 USD = 340 KZT

Electricity The voltage in Kazakhstan is 220 volts, 50 Hz

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Weather https://weather.com/weather/5day/l/KZXX0002:1:KZ

 

CONTACTS                                                                                                         

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MEETING VENUE AND REGISTRATION

Meeting venue:

EXPO Congress Center

55/k3, Mangilik El avenue

Astana, Kazakhstan

Web: https://expo2017astana.com/en/page_id=65

 

warningImportant notice: Access to the meeting venue will only be granted to

registered participants who bring along a personal identification document.

 

Registration of participants:

Delegates attending the meeting are requested to register using the following link:

https://uncdb.unece.org/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=QiWYQM

Registered participants are kindly requested to be at the Congress Centre at the latest by 9:00 am on 10 October 2018 to collect their badges. Badge can also be collected on 9 October 2018 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. We encourgae delegations to collect their badges as early as possible. Conference badges will be delivered upon presentation of valid ID or passport. 

For assistance with registration, please see the instructions on the meeting’s web page or contact the secretariat by e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

USEFUL MAP – ASTANA

 

Information about registration, credentials and financial support will be made available on this web site in early August.