Attendee Guide
Streaming Venue Tour Accommodation Convenient Service Green Campaign
Anyone who wants to participate in the World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) could enjoy the forum by just registering at no cost.
In-person Participation

It’s possible to enter the session rooms after scanning a personal QR Code that will be sent prior to the event.
*Please fill out the registration form on wed-site during pre-registration period.
*The personal QR code will be sent via e-mail on October 9th.
Pre-registration period
~ October 2nd, 2022
*On-site registration is available at the venue for those who have not registered in advance.
The Secretariat provides the program book only to pre-registered participants.
Admission procedure

Check the personal QR code


Move to the session room


Scan the QR code


Enter the session room

On-site Registration
On-site Registration
On-site registration is available at the venue for those who have not registered in advance.
Registration & admission procedure

Move to the session room

mobile register

Scan QR Code shown at the venue and fill in Mobile Registration Form


Receive a personal QR Code


Enter the session room

Immigration Information
Immigration Procedure
Because of global epidemics such as COVID-19 and Monkeypox virus, immigration procedures and quarantine guidelines are being frequently changed. We will refer you to relevant institution sites to reduce confusion about immigration information that is being constantly updated. We ask all overseas forum participants to check the link below before entering Korea and prepare all relevant entrance documents on your own responsibility.

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Korea Electronic Travel Authorization
K-ETA eligible nationals, who wish to enter visa-free the Republic of Korea, must obtain K-ETA approval before boarding the flight or ship. Please keep in mind that the assessment can take more than 72 hours depending of the situation Therefore, please apply for K-ETA with sufficient time. for more detailed information, please check the link below.
*The Secretariat is not provide paper to general participants for getting a visa.

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Online Participation
How to participate
Registration & Admission procedure

Click the session to join

mobile register

Find and click ‘Live' icon


Fill in the Zoom registration form


Join the session


All sessions except for the opening ceremony will take place on the second and third floors at the Kimdaejung Convention Center (KDJ Center).
We will provide a visual guide for participants by designating different colors for each session rooms.

location Location 30 Sangmunuriro, Seo-gu, Gwangju, Korea

The Secretariat provides various tour programs for all participants to have a meaningful and pleasant experience during the forum.

10/10(Mon) 10/11(Tue) 10/12(Wed)
Human Rights Tour 1
Gwangju Culture and Arts Tour
Human Rights Policy Tour
Human Rights Tour 2
Asia Culture Center Tour
(18:00/Shutel bus only)
Human Rights Tour
Human Rights Tour will offer a chance to travel back to May 1980,
a critical juncture of the Korean modern history in which people fought and struggled for realizing democracy.
Part 1 will provide participants with a chance to look around historical sites of 5‧18 Democratization Movement while listening to stories back then and to take a moment for commemorating victims as well.
Part 2 will allow participants to look around the 5‧18 Freedom Park and to meet and talk with survivals and victims’ families.

Part 1 Tour course : Chonnam National University → May 18th National Cemetery → Kimdaejung Convention Center (by Bus)

Tour details

Part 2 Tour course : Kimdaejung Convention Center → 5‧18 Freedom Park (on foot)

Tour details

dark tour
dark tour
UNESCO Tour will introduce attractive travelers’ destinations in Gwangju Metropolitan City acknowledged by the UNESCO with their historic and cultural values.
※ Records of Gwangju’s heritages listed/recognized by UNESCO
- Memory of the World (5‧18 Archives of Gwangju, listed in 2011)
- World Geopark (Mt. Mudeung-san, labeled in 2018)
- Creative City Network (Media Art, designated in 2014, 2019)

Tour Course : Kimdaejung Convention Center → May 18 Democratic Uprising Archives → Gwangju Media Art Platform → Kimdaejung Convention Center

Tour details

unesco tour
unesco tour
Human Rights Policy Tour
Human Rights Policy Tour will provide participants with a chance to learn about Gwangju City’s policies related to climate environment while walking through Gwangju Pureungil Park, ICLEI KO CS No. 14.

Tour Course : Kimdaejung Convention Center → Gwangju Pureungil Park → Institution responsible for Climate Crisis Responsive Policies → Kimdaejung Convention Center

Tour details

policy tour
policy tour
Culture and Arts Tour
Culture and Art Tour will provide a time to learn tea ceremony etiquette wearing the Korean traditional costume at Gwangju Hyanggyo, which has a history of more than 500 years.

Tour Course : Kimdaejung Convention Center → Lunch → Hyanggyo (Tea ceremony etiquette & Wearing a Hanbok) → Kimdaejung Convention Center

culture tour
culture tour
Asia Culture Center Tour
The Asia Culture Center provides exhibitions of “The Great Chronicle with Earth” on climate crisis and the exhibition titled “Bitter and Sweet” with the keywords of human dignity and Asia. Also, the center offers night exhibitions as well. Please note that only a one-way bus bound to the center will be provided for this tour program.

Tour details

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acc tour

Target : Everyone participating in the 12th World Human Rights Cities Forum (except for Human Rights Tour 1)

Capacity : 40 persons for each tour program

Application period : October 10th – 12th, 2022 / closing 30 minutes before the departure time

How to apply : On-site registration at the Tour Desk

* If there are less than five applicants, the tour program may be canceled. The cancellation would be notified 30 minutes prior to the departure time.
* Participants who wish to cancel, are required to notify a person-in-charge at the Tour Desk at least 30 minutes prior to the departure time.

The secretariat will not provide accommodation or reservation services for general participants.
Should you need accommodation during the forum, please check out the following accommodation information around the venue or visit the website
to find out information on accommodations and attractions in Gwangju.
Holiday Inn Gwangju

55 Sangmunuriro, Seo-gu, Gwangju

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Ramada Plaza Wyndham Gwangju

149, Sangmujayu-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju

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UTOP Hotel

53, Sicheong-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju

Go to site We will provide a free shuttle bus from the hotel to KDJ center to participants staying at UTOP Hotel.
Dubai Hotel

47, Sangmubeonyeong-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju

Go to site We will provide a free shuttle bus from the hotel to KDJ center to participants staying at Dubai Hotel.
Convenient Service

We are committed to providing equal access to this event for all participants.
You can use wheelchair and baby buggy rental as well as Baby-sitting services provided for parents and guardian.
Sign language interpretation and English interpretation are available for main and other major sessions.
If you require specific needs, please contact World Human Rights Cities Forum at +82-62-226-2734 or via email (whrcf@gic.or.kr) with your request.

Interpretation Service

Korean Sign Language, Closed Caption, Kor-Eng Simultaneous Interpretation

Wheelchair and Baby Stroller Rental

Location : KDJ 1st floor, Information Desk

Nursery Room

Location : KDJ 1st floor (between entrances to Exhibition Hall 2 and 3)

Charging service

Location : Information Desk

Baby Sitting Service

Location : KDJ 3rd floor, Waiting Room
Green Campaign
The World Human Rights Cities Forum has been committed to leading a Green Campaign by utilizing reusable materials, minimizing production of printing, and recycling supplies.
Therefore, we would like to ask you to join the Green Campaign by refraining from producing and using disposable items and generating waste.
In order to help in organizing a sustainable forum

Do not use disposable items

Disposable cups are not provided.
Please bring your own tumbler.

Use electronic documents

Please download session materials by scanning QR Code.

Collect reusable items

Please return your reusable ID card lanyard
to the WHRCF desk after using.