Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press (print, photo, radio, television, film, news agencies and online media) who represent a bona fide media organization (See footnote #1 at the bottom). No media badge will be issued to journalists whose application does not conform to the established procedure.
Annual accreditation is reserved for Swiss-based journalists working for a bone fide media organization, while temporary accreditation is provided to visiting journalists covering a specific event or meeting for a limited duration.
Once the request is approved, a confirmation will be sent to the email on file in the online account. Media passes must be collected in person, with a valid ID document (i.e. a passport).
To enquire about the status of your accreditation request, please contact our offices: +41 022 917 43 59 or write to: email@example.com. Period review could be longer during special events.
Credentials are initially given for a period of four months, followed by application for annual renewal. Lapses in accreditation of more than 60 days will be treated as new applications. The transition from to an annual renewal will be based upon a review of professional coverage and conformity to the access guidelines.
In accepting a U.N. Media ID Card you are agreeing to the terms of the United Nations Media Access Guidelines. (https://www.ungeneva.org/sites/default/files/2020-08/Guidelines-on-media-access-to-the-Palais-des-Nations.pdf) The UN grounds pass is non-transferable and misuse will result in its confiscation.
Every effort will be made to issue the accreditation as soon as possible, but we ask for at least 48 hour notice.
Delays could occur:
- If the request does not have the required documents (including assignment letter and samples).
- If documents are not provided in working languages of the U.N. (English & French).
- Leading up to and during special events, such as the Human Rights Council.
(1) Note on bona fide media organization:
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