Informations pratiques

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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:

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

Recommended hotels

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

Crowne Plaza Chengdu (venue of the meeting)

Sichuan Hotel

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

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:

Visa and formalities

Please contact directly the Chinese mission or consulate in your own city/country ( 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