Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion at COP 23

Events Schedule

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The Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion at COP 23 is a dedicated gathering space that facilitates the effective representation of indigenous peoples, allowing them to coordinate, advocate and convene events (presentations, policy dialogues, panel discussions, publication launches, etc.) that advance the discourse on indigenous peoples’ solutions to climate change. The Pavilion is planned and programmed by a team of indigenous representatives from the seven regions of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IPFCC) - Africa, the Arctic, Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, the Pacific, and Russia & Eastern Europe - and will focus on showcasing indigenous peoples’ initiatives on climate change adaptation and mitigation through their own traditional knowledge.

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If you have any questions or requests please contact Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim at and Mr. Joel Cerda at

For more information about side events and exhibits at the “Bonn Zone” click here.


 The Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion at the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) will be located in the civil society space or “Bonn Zone” at Rheinaue Park (see virtual tour).  

Please note that COP23 will be organized under the concept of “One conference, two zones”. Under this concept, the “Bula Zona”, which includes the UN Campus, the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB) and a temporary extension, will accommodate the plenary halls, meeting rooms delegation offices and media facilities. The “Bonn Zone”, on the other hand, will host global climate action events including high-level events, side events and media events, as well as exhibitions and delegation pavilions.

The two zones will be connected through regular and enhanced bus service, a special shuttle service along the 1.4 kilometer corridor between zones, and bicycle use in the corridor free of charge. Estimated commuting between the two areas is approximately nine minutes by vehicle, 15 min walking.


The Pavilion will open from Monday, 6 November until Friday, 17 November 2017 from 8am to 10pm, including Sunday, 12 November from 8am to 10pm.


 To access the “Bonn Zone”, participants from admitted organizations need to register via the Online Registration System (ORS). See the list of admitted organizations here.

Please note that Pavilion organizers, exhibitors and speakers must be registered for the conference as representatives of Parties or admitted observer organizations to ensure that they are granted access to the “Bonn Zone”. Information on participation and registration is available here.

Pavilion specifics

The Pavilion measures 50 m2, it includes seating arrangements for 50 people, a small stage with 5 chairs and a podium, basic audio-visual set-up (TV screen, speakers and microphone) and on-site technical support. Portable interpretation to English, Spanish and French will be provided by the Indigenous Peoples' Center for Documentation, Research and Information (DOCIP) free of charge.

Photograph collections and exhibitions will be accepted at the exhibitor’s expense and accommodated on a rotating basis.

Costs for event or exhibition materials, catering, marketing and other promotional materials, including printing and transport, are the responsibility of organizers.


The Pavilion organizers encourage reporting on the activities in and around the Pavilion, in particular by indigenous peoples’ and community media channels. We are happy to connect journalists with indigenous peoples’ representatives before and during the COP. If you are a journalist, and are interested in covering the Pavilion or any aspect of indigenous peoples’ advocacy at COP 23, please contact Mr. Joel Cerda at and Mr. Elijah Toirai at

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