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.
Press readout - 2020 AFGHANISTAN CONFERENCE
- Pekka Haavisto, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Finland
- Deborah Lyons, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA)
- Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal, Minister of Finance, Government of Afghanistan
The readout will be broadcast on webtv.un.org. There will be no questions and answers.
Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines hybrid press conference
- Osman A. Adam Mohammed, Deputy Permanent Representative of Sudan to UN Geneva
- Félix Baumann, Deputy Permanent Representative of Switzerland to UN Geneva
- Wen Zhou, Arms Unit, ICRC
- Steve Goose, ICBL-Human Rights Watch, Arms Division
WHO virtual press conference
- Dr Janet Diaz, Head of Clinical Care, WHO
UNIDIR virtual press conference
- Ruth Bottomley, Monitor research specialist, expert on contamination, clearance and risk education
- Marion Loddo, Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor Editorial Manager
- Loren Persi, ICBL-CMC, Landmine Monitor 2020 Impact research team leader
- Stephen Goose, Director, Human Rights Watch’s Arms Division