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Media accreditation and Liaison Unit

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs):

Q. Are there any restrictions?
A. Media accreditation is only for coverage of UN activities at Headquarters, and does not constitute an endorsement for any other purpose. At any time, the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (MALU) may revoke accreditation if it is put to improper use; if it is determined that the accreditation has not been used to cover UN events; if it has been used to abuse the privileges so extended; or if personal or public conduct is not consistent with the best interest of the Organization. The press pass must not be loaned to another person; UN Security will confiscate any pass in the possession of any individual to whom it was not issued!

Q. What should I do if my media ground pass is stolen or missing?
A. If your media ground pass is lost or stolen, you MUST immediately report it to the Media Accreditation Office in the Pass and Identification Unit (located at the corner of 45th Street & First Avenue).

Q. Where do I go to pick up my media ground pass?
A. Applicants should go to the Pass and ID office located at 45th Street & First Avenue, New York.

Q. What should the letter asking for my accreditation contain?
A. The letter, on letterhead and signed by an authorized official (e.g., the Publisher, Assignment Editor or Bureau Chief) of the media organization seeking accreditation, should have the name(s) of those who need the accrediation, what they will cover and the length of the assignment. It should also cpecify the function(s) of the individual(s) who will be coming.

If several people from the same company need an accreditation, please have all the names in one letter.