Upcoming Press Conferences

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.

06 Dec 2023

OHCHR Press Conference

Volker Türk, High Commissioner for Human Rights

16 Nov 2023

UNRWA Press Conference

Philippe Lazzarini, UNRWA Commissioner-General

15 Nov 2023

WMO press conference

Prof Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General Dr Oksana Tarasova, senior scientific officer WMO

14 Nov 2023

UNIDIR press conference

Hardy Giezendanner, Senior Researcher, UNIDIR Conventional Arms and Ammunition Programme Tamar Gabelnick, Director, ICBL-CMC Mark Hiznay, Landmine Monitor 2023 Ban Policy Editor Katrin Atkins, Landmine Monitor 2023 Impact Team Senior Researcher Loren Persi, Landmine Monitor 2023 Impact Team…

10 Nov 2023

Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine Press Stakeout

Ambassador Ibrahim Khraishi, Permanent Observer of the Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations Office at Geneva A representative of the group of ambassadors will deliver a joint statement (name speaker to be determined)

07 Nov 2023

UNCTAD press conference

Rebeca Grynspan, UNCTAD Secretary General Junior Davis, Chef, Policy Analysis and Research Branch, Division on Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes 

06 Nov 2023

Minamata Convention on Mercury - UNEP press conference

Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention Secretariat Marianne Bailey, Senior Coordination Officer, Minamata Convention Secretariat Eisaku Toda, Senior Programme Management Officer, Minamata Convention Secretariat  

03 Nov 2023

OHCHR press conference

Mr. José Manuel Santos Pais, Vice Chair Mr. Carlos Gómez Martínez, Committee member Ms. Hélène Tigroudja, Committee member

02 Nov 2023

WMO/WHO press conference

Prof Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General Dr Maria Neira, Director Department, of Environment, Climate Change and Health, WHO Dr Joy Shumake-Guillemot, joint WMO-WHO Office on Climate and Health

02 Nov 2023

ITU press conference

Joanne Wilson, Deputy to the Director, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau