Posted by: africanpressorganization | 16 June 2010

Announcement to the journalists / Online Accreditation for the 15th AU Summit Available


Announcement to the journalists / Online Accreditation for the 15th AU Summit Available

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 16, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Division of Communication and Information (DCI) hereby informs journalists that an online accreditation facility for the coverage of the 15th African Union Summit has been made available at the following link http://www.au.int/?q=AUsummit/media/accreditation .

Journalists who are interested in covering the Summit are kindly requested to urgently submit their online application for accreditation.

Journalists should also note that all necessary arrangements will be made to enable them work in a suitable working environment. However, only journalists who have been accredited will be allowed to cover the event and benefit from the facilities put in place to assist them.

Journalists are also reminded to note that there will be a dual accreditation process for the summit in Kampala. The African Union will issue the conference badge, while the Ugandan authorities will issue the security badge. Both badges are required to gain entry into the summit meeting rooms for coverage of the open sessions.

Regarding applications to the Ugandan authorities for the issuing of security badges, journalists should submit their applications at http://www.mediacentre.go.ug.

Concerning any information with respect to hotel reservations, visas, transportation, etc…, journalists are kindly requested to consult the Ugandan website at address http://www.mediacentre.go.ug  or http://www.mofa.go.ug  .

Further information is available in the Media Advisory Note, attached. The note is also available on the African Union website: http://www.africa-union.org.

Those who could not successfully submit their applications online should send them by e-mail, fax or via the post to:

Mrs. Rahel Akalewold,

Division of Communication and Information

African Union Commission

PO Box 3243

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Fax: + 251 11 551 12 99

E-mail: rahela@africa-union.org  .

Worth recalling that, the 15th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union is scheduled to take place in Kampala Uganda from 19 to 27 July 2010, under the theme: “Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development in Africa”. The agenda of meetings will be as follows:

19 – 20 July 2010:     20th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC).

22-23 July 2010:         17th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council.

25-27 July 2010:         15th Ordinary Session of the Assembly.

For more information consult the AU website: http://www.africa-union.org

SOURCE

African Union Commission (AUC)


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