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.
Philippe Lazzarini, UNRWA Commissioner-General
Safia Hassan Mohamed, Commissioner, Somali National Commission for Refugees and IDPs (NCRI)
Ylva Johansson, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson
Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Lynn Hastings, Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar, Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva
Verene Shepherd, Chairperson Mehrdad Payandeh, Committee Member Yeung Kam John Yeung Sik Yuen, Committee Member Sheikha Abdulla Al-Misnad, Committee Member
Ulrika Richardson - Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) / Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator
Martin Griffiths, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.