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Journalists who cover the United Nations play an important part in its work, because they help explain to the public what the Organization does and why.  This page contains a list of United Nations resources for journalists.  

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) briefs correspondents travelling with him on an airplane in 2009.

Media Accreditation

The Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (MALU) provides the press with a number of services including accreditation, media resources, documents, calendar of upcoming events, etc.

The United Nations Information Service in Geneva provides accreditation and other services for journalists covering events at the headquarters of the United Nations in Switzerland.

The United Nations Information Centre in Nairobi manages press accreditation on behalf of all United Nations entities for media events, conferences and seminars held in Kenya and maintains a roster of accredited journalists.

Representatives of the media can also be accredited to the Vienna International Centre (VIC) in Austria and all UN conferences held there.

Spokesperson of the Secretary-General

The Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General provides information to the media on the work of the UN system, and of the Secretary-General, through daily briefings, direct responses to media enquiries, press conferences, background briefings and interviews with the Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General and other senior officials.

News and Media

The UN News Centre has daily print, photo, radio, television and webcast news coverage of the work of the United Nations, including meetings coverage at UN Headquarters.

UN Photo documents mandated activities throughout the UN system telling the story of the UN in its headquarters and the field.  Historical coverage dates as far back to the inception of the organization.   All images, both historical and newly captured, are available through the photo library as well as the UN Photo website.  All images in the collection are available free for news outlets.

UNifeed is the United Nation's video news service providing a single point of distribution of material from across the entire UN platform. The service caters to professionals in the broadcast industry through Associated Press Television News and the UNifeed website. News Content is delivered free-of-charge for news purposes only, in high and standard definition.

UN TV broadcasts live events at the UN, including Security Council and General Assembly meetings, Press Conferences, etc. in HD. See the daily schedule for transmission information.  

Fellowship for Young Journalists

Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists' Fellowship Programme provides young journalists with an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the work of the Organization.

UN Correspondents Association

The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) is a membership association, with 250 journalists from around the world who cover UN activities at UN Headquarters in New York.


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