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.
OCHA hybrid press conference
- Dominique Gassauer, Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- Eirini Giorgou, Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross
- Laura Boillot, Coordinator, International Network on Explosive Weapons
HRC/Commission on inquiry hybrid press conference
(Report scheduled to be presented to the Human Rights Council on 13 June in the afternoon)
- Navi Pillay, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry
- Miloon Kothari, Member of Commission of Inquiry
- Chris Sidoti, Member of Commission of Inquiry
Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions hybrid press conference
ILO virtual press conference
Embargo until Monday, 23 May 2022 at 12 p.m. (noon) Geneva time, 10 a.m. GMT
- Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General.
- Sangheon Lee, Director, ILO Employment Policy Department