Each IUCN Member organization/institution and each observer with speaking rights needs to go through the accreditation process and submit a written statement of credentials in order to vote and/or speak during the Members’ Assembly.

Before submitting the statement of credentials, all Member organization/institution delegates and all observers with speaking rights first need to register for the Members’ Assembly.

For 2012, an online accreditation system was created to facilitate the submission of statement of credentials, particularly before the opening of the Congress on 6 September 2012.

A Member unable to attend the IUCN World Conservation Congress can give proxy to another Member organization/institution to speak and vote on its behalf. Both proxy giver and proxy holder need to have their credentials in order (dues paid and statements of credentials submitted).