Media outlets can request permanent or temporary press accreditation for their correspondents to cover the range of activities taking place at the United Nations Office at Geneva, from meetings of the Human Rights Council and peace talks to other major conferences and events.
Accredited correspondents participate in bi-weekly press briefings chaired by the UN Geneva spokesperson and attended by the spokespeople of UN specialized agencies and programmes based in Geneva. Correspondents also have access to scheduled press conferences, stakeouts and background briefings on an almost daily basis.
The UN Information Service regularly issues press releases and the meeting summaries of major meetings happening in Geneva, including the sessions of the Human Rights Council, the human rights committees, and the Conference on Disarmament.
Facilities for the media include free or rented workspaces and access to radio and television studios and services, upon availability.
UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL TUESDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER at 11.00 GMT (1 p.m. GENEVA TIME)
- Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General ILO.
- Sangheon Lee, Director, ILO Employment Policy Department
Requested by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva
- H.E. Mr. Ulugbek Lapasov, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Uzbekistan at the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva
(Embargoed 22 September at 18:00 GMT)
- Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD
- Richard Kozul-Wright, Director Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD
Human Rights Council (HRC) / Commission of Inquiry on Burundi
Live Webcast: http://webtv.un.org/
- Doudou Diène, President of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi
- Françoise Hampson, member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi
- Lucy Asuagbor, member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi
HRC / Venezuela FFM
Live Webcast: http://webtv.un.org/
- Marta Valiñas, Chairperson of the FFM
- Francisco Cox Vial, Member of the FFM
- Paul Seils, Member of the FFM
Human Rights Council / Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
- Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson, Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
- Karen Abuzayd, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
- Hanny Megally, Member of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
Human Rights Council / The Group of Eminent Experts (GEE) on Yemen
- Kamel Jendoubi, Chairperson of the GEE
- Melissa Parke, Member of the GEE
- Ardi Imseis, Member of the GEE
Human Rights Council (HRC)
- Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger (Austria), President of the Human Rights Council (14th cycle)
The lack of protection against non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has left populations ill-equipped to fight COVID-19. Many countries have fallen behind in preventing, screening and treating (NCDs). Mounting evidence highlights the increased risk of a severe COVID-19 infection for people living with NCDs. WHO and the United Nations are releasing new documents highlighting ways governments can address NCDs in their COVID-19 recovery plans and reduce premature mortality.
- Dr Bente Mikkelsen, Director of Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO (in the room)
- Dr Nick Banatvala, Head of Secretariat, United Nations Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases (online)
- Simonetta Sommaruga, President of the Swiss Confederation