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UN Press Accreditation


Mr. Gary Fowlie
Media Accreditation & Liason Unit
United Nations Headquarters
Room S-250
New York, NY 10017

(212) 963-6934
(212) 963-6937

(212) 963-4642

Go to http://www.un.org/media/accreditation/require.htm and page down to see downloadable press accreditation form.


You’ll need:

" * Letter of assignment on official letterhead of a media organization from the Publisher/Assignment Editor or Bureau Chief. It should specify the name and functional title of the photographer / journalist and the period for which accreditation is sought at the United Nations.
  • Photographers are required to submit original tear sheets or photos with credits of the issuing organization.

In addition to the above requirements, online media must meet the following requirements:

  • The web publication must belong to a registered company, such as a media organization, and have a specific, verifiable non-web address and a telephone number.
  • The online journal requesting accreditation for its correspondent must have a substantial amount of original news content or commentary or analysis on international issues.
  • If the web site is new, the applicant seeking accreditation must provide the latest data on the site’s visitors or other relevant material (press citations, etc.) about the outlet’s audience. The applicant must have an established record of having written extensively on international issues and must present copies of three recently published articles with his/her byline.

Photo identification – you must also present two forms of valid ID. Valid ID must include a current passport from a State recognized by the United Nations General Assembly, along with a press card, work ID, driver’s licence or other form of photo ID. Where required, non-nationals of the host government must also confirm their right to work as a journalist by providing a relevant visa or an employment authorization document.

United Nations Briefings

The Office of the Spokesman for the Secretary-General (Room S-380, Telephone: (212) 963-7160) arranges press conferences and press briefings at United Nations Headquarters. The Spokesmans daily press briefing is held weekdays, at noon, in Room S-226 of the Secretariat Building.

Highlights of the noon briefing can be found on the website of the Spokesmans Office (http://www.un.org/News/ossg/hilites.htm). For other services, see http://www.un.org/News/ossg

United Nations Television (UNTV)

Current UNTV material of proceedings at the United Nations may be requested from the Television Booking Office. Media organizations must arrange with the TV Booking Office before the event. UNTV archival film and video materials are available at the Visual Materials Library.
Television Booking Office Telephone: (212) 963-7650
Visual Materials Library: Room S-B2-66; Telephone: (212) 963-0656/1561

Meetings Coverage Section

The Meetings Coverage Section prepares and issues, on the same day, press releases in English and French on most open meetings held at United Nations Headquarters. In addition, releases are issued on United Nations conferences and meetings held at other venues.

Meetings Coverage Section: Room S-290; Telephone: (212) 963-7211

Media Documents Centre

Accredited correspondents may obtain press releases, press kits, documents and texts of statements from the Media Documents Centre located on the third floor of the Secretariat Building."
Media Documents Centre: Room S-394; Telephone: (212) 963-7165

The UN News Centre, at www.un.org/news, serves as the main portal to continuously updated news and other documents on major United Nations issues. On the UN News Centre, visitors can also subscribe to a free e-mail news alert service that will bring stories on the latest UN developments.

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