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Side events, exhibition and business fair
An organizer of a side event may be a Government, an intergovernmental, international or non-governmental organization, the private sector or other major group. Organizers from the UNECE region should be given preference.
28. Official delegates may not be invited to side events organized during the plenary sessions of the Conference or during official social events.
The theme and content of a side event should be a subject of direct relevance to the Conference agenda. Events should be conducted in at least one of the official UNECE languages (English, French or Russian).
Completed registration forms for side events should be submitted to the host country secretariat in Astana by 29 April 2011. All practical arrangements for side events are subject to the agreement made between the host country and the organizer.
The final list of side events should be available for information by the May 2011 special session of CEP.
Materials for exhibitions and side events should be shipped to the venue by the delegations themselves and should reach Astana by 19 September 2011. Alternatively, delegations may bring them to the Conference venue upon their arrival (subject to the arrangements made between the host country and delegations).