Practical information

The venue of the first extraordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee is the Crowne Plaza Chengdu, 31 Zong Fu Street, Chengdu, China. It is located in the centre of Chengdu, 30 minutes by car from the International Airport Shuang Liu.

Registration form

The main participants of the first extraordinary session of the Intergovernmental Committee will be the 24 Members of the Committee.

Representatives and observers:

  • States Parties to the Convention which are not Members of the Committee may attend the Committee session as observers;
  • States not party to the Convention which are Member States of UNESCO or of the United Nations may also be permitted by the Committee, upon written request, to attend the session of the Committee as observers;
  • The United Nations and organizations of the United Nations system as well as other international governmental and non-governmental organizations, permanent observer missions to UNESCO and non-profit-making institutions active in the fields covered by the Convention, may be authorized by the Committee to attend the session, upon written request.
  • PHOTO:00135-SML-L-This form can be filled in manually or electronically (see page 2 of the document).

It should be returned before 1 May 2007 to Ms Samira ZININI:

  • by e-mail (if permitted by your Acrobat version): s.zinini@unesco.org;
  • by fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 57 52
  • or in hard copy, addressed to:
    UNESCO CLT/CIH/ITH
    1 rue Miollis
    75732 Paris Cedex 15 - FRANCE

Recommended hotels

  • PHOTO:00134-MED-R-The Chinese Organizing Committee recommends two hotels in Chengdu, the Crowne Plaza Chengdu, venue of the session, and the Sichuan Hotel, linked by an underground passage to the venue of the session. Participants should make reservations directly with one of these hotels, by telephone, fax or e-mail. In order to receive specially negotiated room rates for the types of rooms detailed below, participants are invited to book their rooms before 1st of May by refering to booking code “UNCD”. All participants are responsible for their own costs, including accommodation and other expenses, such as telephone, facsimile, laundry etc, during their stay.

(Exchange Rates March 2007 : 1 USD = 7,737 CNY ; 1€ = 10,285 CNY)

Crowne Plaza Chengdu (venue of the meeting)

  • Presentation of this hotel provided by the municipality of Chengdu
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Address: 31, Zong Fu Street, Chengdu, 610016 Sichuan, R.P. China
  • Telephone: 00-86-28-8678-6666
  • Fax: 00-86-28-8678-9789
  • E-mail: Res.ctuch@ichotelsgroup.com
  • Room Types/Rates:
    > Complete Home Office: USD $ 99,99
    > Crown Plaza Club: USD $ 149,99

Sichuan Hotel

  • Presentation of this hotel provided by the municipality of Chengdu
  • Stars:
    > 4 stars for Main Building
    > 3 stars for West and South Wings (South Wing located across the street)
  • Address: 31, Zong Fu Street, Chengdu, 610016 Sichuan, R.P. China
  • Telephone: 00-86-28-8678-6666
  • Fax: 00-86-28-8678-9789
  • E-mail: Res.ctuch@ichotelsgroup.com
  • Room Types/Rates:
    • Main building
      >Standard Twin Room : USD $ 81,99
      >Standard King Room : USD $ 81,99
    • South Wing
      > Standard Twin Room : USD $ 49,99
    • West Wing
      > Deluxe King Room : USD $ 75,99
      > Standard Twin Room : USD $ 49,99

If participants would like to make reservations for other types of rooms, they can do it through this website : Crowne Plaza Chengdu, http://www.crowneplaza.com

Flight information and excursion

The Chinese Organization Committee will provide special shuttle buses for the participants from the airport to the relevant hotels in Chengdu and from there to the airport. Furthermore, on Monday 28 May 2007, the Chinese Organization Committee will organise for the participants a visit to the Du Jian Yan Irrigation system, the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center and to the Jin Sha Relics Museum.

In order to organize these properly, participants are requested to fill in this form, manually or electronically and to return it before 7 May 2007 to Ms Samira ZININI:

  • by e-mail (if permitted by your Acrobat version): s.zinini@unesco.org;
  • by fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 57 52
  • or in hard copy, addressed to:
    • UNESCO CLT/CIH/ITH
    • 1 rue Miollis
    • 75732 Paris Cedex 15 - FRANCE

Visa and formalities

Please contact directly the Chinese mission or consulate in your own city/country (http://www.fmprc.gov.cn) to confirm whether you require a travel visa and other relevant formalities needed to enter China.
If a visa is needed, the invitation letter from UNESCO together with a letter stating the names of your country’s representatives can be used when applying for a visa. Please note that no personal letters of invitation can be provided for this purpose, and that only the Chinese authorities may determine whether a visa is granted.
Every participant is required to have a valid passport, visa and entry permission to enter China.

The town of Chengdu and its surroundings