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.

31 Oct 2023

UNRWA press conference

Philippe Lazzarini, UNRWA Commissioner-General

25 Oct 2023

UNCTAD press conference

Richard Kozul-Wright, Director, Division on Globalization and development Strategies Mutasim Elagraa, Coordinator, UNCTAD Assistance to the Palestinian People

17 Oct 2023

CITES Secretariat (UNEP) press conference

Ivonne Higuero, CITES Secretary-General Sofie H. Flensborg, Chief of Governing Bodies Unit, CITES Secretariat

16 Oct 2023

OCHA press conference

Violet Kakyomya, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Chad H.E.  Madeleine Alingué, Secretary of State, Economic properity and international partnerships, Chad H.E. Laoukein Kourayo Medard, State Minister, Minister of Production and Agricole Transformation.Chad

12 Oct 2023

WMO press conference

Prof. Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General Dr Stefah Uhlenbrook, Director of Water and Cryosphere department Dr Sulagna Mishra, Scientific Officer

11 Oct 2023

UNHCR press conference

Mamadou Dian Balde, UNHCR Regional Bureau Director for the East and Horn of Africa and Great Lakes, and Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Sudan Situation Abdouraouf Gnon Konde, UNHCR Regional Bureau Director for West and Central Africa Ayman Y. Gharaibeh, UNHCR Regional Bureau Director for the…

10 Oct 2023

Minamata Convention on Mercury - UNEP press conference

Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary, Minamata Convention Marianne Bailey, Senior Coordination Officer, Minamata Convention

05 Oct 2023

OCHA press conference

Clementine Nkweta-Salami, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan

04 Oct 2023

UNCTAD press conference

Rebeca Grynspan, UNCTAD Secretary General Richard Kozul-Wright, UNCTAD, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies

02 Oct 2023

IOM press conference

Amy E. Pope, IOM Director General and Coordinator of the UN Network on Migration