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The 37th Session of the World Heritage Committee will be held in the Kingdom of Cambodia, in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap-Angkor, from 16th to 27th June 2013.

Session Organizers

The 37th Session is organized by UNESCO and the National Commission of Cambodia with the support of the Office of the Council of Ministers.

Registration

Please note that all requests to participate in the 37th Session of the Committee must be submitted online.

All delegates and those who wish to attend the 37th Session as observers are strongly advised to register as soon as possible and preferably before 31st May 2013.

Accomodation

We have arranged excellent special rates for your accommodation during your stay in Cambodia with the recommended hotels both in Phnom Penh and in Siem Reap. After the online registration, participants are strongly encouraged to make accommodation reservations through our system so that we would be able to assist you wherever possible and, most important of all, provide you with our special rates. Participants may also make accommodation reservations directly to the recommended hotels. However, the said rates will NOT be applied due to some domestic policies.

 

Passport, Visa and other travel information

All international visitors must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months, for their stay in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

To avoid any delay or waiting, participants are encouraged to take steps to obtain their visa as soon as possible, after receiving the email confirmation of accreditation, and before their departure. However, all the international participants who have received accreditation will also have the possibility to apply for an entry visa directly upon their arrival at the airport in the Kingdom of Cambodia, and upon presentation of two photographs, and 20 US dollars in cash.

The visa application will be free of charge for all the members of the Committee, Advisory Bodies, the Secretariat, and youth delegate representatives of the Youth Forum.

Participants may also obtain visas online at the following address: www.mfaic.gov.kh. However, please note that all visa requests made online will be charged for all participants, including members of the Committee, Advisory Bodies, the Secretariat, and youth delegate representatives of the Youth Forum.

Flight Reservations

Once participants have received email confirmation of their accreditation they are strongly advised to reserve their flights as soon as possible. As a reference, the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism website will provide you with additional information on flights and schedules: www.tourismcambodia.org

The closing ceremony will take place on 27th June in Siem Reap-Angkor, 45 minutes flying time from Phnom Penh. As a result, participants may schedule their return flight, from either Phnom Penh or Siem Reap-Angkor that has an international airport. The host country will provide and pay for travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap-Angkor for 2 persons per delegation, leaving in the morning of the 27th of June, and returning on the 28th of June in the morning. The journey will be by plane for each member of the Committee, Advisory Bodies and the Secretariat, and by bus for other participants. Please notify the secretariat of the session organizers for plane and bus reservations.