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.
HRC press stakeout
- Kaari Betty Murungi, Chair, ICHREE
- Steven Ratner, Member, ICHREE
UNMAS hybrid press conference
- Dr. Katrine Finsnes, Weapon Contamination Medical Advisor, ICRC
- Paul Heslop, Chief of Mine Action Programme, UNMAS Afghanistan
- Yuliia Samus, Communication Team Leader, UNDP Ukraine
- Callum Peebles, Head of Region, Central Asia – Afghanistan (Zoom)
Permanent Mission of Spain in Geneva hybrid press conference
- Danilo Türk, President of Slovenia (2007-2012), President of Club de Madrid and Member of the High-level Advisory Board for Effective Multilateralism.
Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions hybrid press conference
WHO hybrid press conference
(WHO’s largest analysis of world mental health since the turn of the century)
Under embargo until Friday, 17 June at 00:01 CEST
- Dévora Kestel, Director, Mental Health and Substance Use, WHO
- Mark Van Ommeren, Head, Mental Health Unit