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.
OHCHR - Special Procedures Branch hybrid press conference
OCHA virtual press conference
Embargo 16 March 2022. at 6 a.m. CET (Geneva) / 1 a.m. ET (New York).
- Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
- Manuel Bessler, Deputy Director-General and Head of Humanitarian Aid Department, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland
- Carl Skau, Deputy Director-General, Head of Department for UN Policy, Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
WMO hybrid press conference
- Janos Ader, President of Hungary
- WMO Secretary-General Prof Petteri Taalas
ILO virtual press conference
Embargo 07, March at 2 p.m. CET, 1 p.m. GMT
- Manuela Tomei, Director of the ILO Conditions of Work and Equality Department
OCHA and UNHCR hybrid press conference
Press stakeout requested by U.S. Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva
Uzra Zeya, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights