THE 55TH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN AND PEOPLE’S RIGHTS
AND THE 29TH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS BOOKFAIR
THE NGO FORUM: 24TH- 26TH APRIL 2014
ACHPR SESSION: 28TH APRIL – 12TH MAY 2014
LUANDA, REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA
INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS
The 55th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) will be held at Talatona Convention Centre, Luanda, Angola, from 28th April to 12th May 2014.
State delegates and other participants are kindly requested to bring their official credentials, duly signed by the appropriate authorities in their countries or their respective organizations, and hand them to the Commission’s Secretariat prior to registration.
C. Pre-Registration Forms
All participants are required to submit their 55th Session Pre-Registration Form by the deadline indicated therein, for inclusion on the provisional list of participants which would be transmitted to the Host authorities. This is critical with regards to the acquisition of visas.
D. Registration and identification badges
Upon arrival at the Session venue, participants are required to register and obtain identification badges in the main lobby area outside the Conference Hall, to enable them to participate in the Session.
All participants are requested to wear their badges at all times during the Session, for identification and security reasons.
E. Immigration requirements
All participants are required to travel to Luanda by air. Participants are required to get their entry visas from Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Angola in their respective countries of residence. In this regard, participants are advised to confirm the existence and the location of these Missions with the Ministry of Foreign/External Affairs of their countries of residence.
For participants who do not have Angolan diplomatic representations in their countries of residence, arrangements have been made for visas to be issued on arrival at the Luanda International Airport, upon presentation of the following:
- Personalized letter of Invitation to the Session, duly signed by the Secretary to the Commission;
- Two (2) Passport-size photographs;
- Identification Travel document (Passport).
Visa fees may apply.
F. Health requirement
Participants must ensure that they have taken the necessary vaccinations and that they travel with their Vaccination Cards, as these are required before admission to the country.
Participants are also kindly advised to obtain international health insurance to cover emergencies, in case they are taken ill during the period of the Session.
Participants are advised to travel with appropriate clothing, as the temperature is expected to be between 170C and 200C.
H. Banks and foreign exchange
Most of the major convertible currencies and Travellers’ Cheques can be exchanged in Angola.
The local currency is the Kwanza.
The exchange rates as at 20 February 2014 were as follows:
100 Kwanzas to $1
162.9 Kwanzas to 1£
134 Kwanzas to 1€
88.7 Kwanzas to 1CAD
Please note that, as usual, exchange rates fluctuate, and that they may vary in banks and exchange bureaus.
International Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are available in Angola; they accept most of the major ATM cards, and they are open 24 hours.
Money can be changed at the airport and banks.
Banking facilities will be available at the venue of the Conference to enable participants do their exchanges.
Please note that you will be required to present your Passport/Identity documents, during exchange operations.
I. Travel Agents and Airlines
The following are the main travel agents and airlines operating to and from Angola:
J. Vehicle Hire
The website shows the following car hire companies:
- Penguine Car Hire
- Car Hire Angola
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrangements have also been made for pick-up from Airport to hotel for participants who provide timely information on their arrival dates.
Arrangements have also been made to provide transport to and from the Session venue to those participants who stay in the recommended hotels (see list of hotels below).
For enquiries regarding transport matters, participants may contact the following:
Mr. Adriano Gaspar
Tel: +244 – 9233 00575
Arrangements have been made for participants to buy their lunch at the Session venue.
M. Courier Services
The Secretariat was able to identify the following courier services in Angola:
- DHL World Express
- Transglobal Express E-mail: email@example.com
N. Mobile-phone Sim Card Providers
The Secretariat identified the following Sim Card providers:
i) Unitel SA
ii) Movicel Telecomunicações, S.A.
The voltage in Angola is 220V – 240V AC, accessible with two pins normal plug. Primary Socket Type: Europlug, Schuko.
P. Circulation/Distribution of Documents/Materials
Kindly note that no document will be circulated without the written authorization of the Secretary to the Commission.
Participants are therefore advised to seek written authorization from the Executive Secretary for the distribution of their documents at the conference area.
Q. Protocol Matters
For protocol and related matters, participants may contact:
- Mr. Júlio de Carvalho
Tel: +244 – 9258 96609
- Mr. Reginald Mere
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
R. Hotel accommodation / Reservations
The list of some hotels located near the Session venue are indicated here-below (please kindly note that room rates include breakfast):
2 minutes walk from the Session venue
Presidential suite: 5,000
Single : 578
Negotiated rate: 300
Luanda Talatona CCB4 GU02
Rua Luanda Sul, Angola
Tel.: +244 93401 0310
+244 226 424 300
Fax :+244 226 424 301
Website : www.hoteltalatona.com
|2.||Hotel Royal Plaza||3*
1.5 Kilometres from the Session venue
Via A4 – Lote GTO, Talatona
Tel: +244 9324 70992
2 Kilometres from the Session venue
Rua Lar do Patriota s/no, Zona 3,
Talatona-Benfica, Municipio de Belas, Luanda, Angola
|4.||Rosa Valls Hotel||3*
2.5 Kilometres from the Session venue
Avenida Pedro de Castro
Tel: +244 2220 14642 / 3
3 Kilometres from the Session venue
|Avenida 21 de Janeiro,
Morro Bento II, Luanda, Angola
Tel. : +244 22237 0302
+244 22237 0382
+244 917 011 245 /
943 757 186
3 Kilometres from the Session venue
Negotiated rate: 100
+244 222 311 554
E-mail : email@example.com
|7.||Hotel Pôr do Sol||2*
6 Kilometres from the Session venue
For bookings, please kindly contact the hotels listed above directly.
While making their bookings, participants would need to indicate that they are participating at the Commission’s Session in order to benefit from the negotiated rate.
Participants who require further assistance regarding hotel reservations may contact:
Mr. Afonso Vita (Accommodation Committee)
Director National Da Hotelabia
Tel: +(244) 923 918 216
For any queries or additional information, participants may also contact the Secretariat on the following address: