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All accredited media are required to abide by the access guidelines.

 

Schedule

18 September: Opening of the 73rd Session of the General Assembly (Preliminary agenda / President for 73rd session)

24 September: Nelson Mandela Peace Summit

24 September: High-level meeting on financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

25 September: Opening of the General Debate

25 September: High-level meeting on action for peacekeeping

26 September: Security Council meeting on maintenance of international peace and security: non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

26 September: International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

26 September: High-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis

27 September: High-level meeting to undertake a comprehensive review of the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases

 

Accreditation

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Wednesday, 5 September 2018

If you have a valid UN Media pass, you DO NOT need to apply for a separate badge to cover UNGA73.

If you do not have a pass, please apply early for accreditation by following the instructions. Approved media representatives will receive an email confirmation.

Picking up your badge: PASSES CAN BE PICKED UP STARTING 18 SEPTEMBER (AND NOT BEFORE).

Once access to 1st avenue is restricted, you will need to show a print out of the confirmation email to officers at 2nd Avenue and 46th st. in order to reach the accreditation office.

WHEN PICKING UP THE PASS, YOU MUST BRING A PRINTOUT OF THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL APPROVING YOUR REQUEST, A COPY OF THE LETTER OF ASSIGNMENT AND ORIGINAL PASSPORT.

Hours of operation:

Pass & ID Unit*                     18-21 September                    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pass & ID Unit*                     22 September                    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

UNITAR Building**                23 September                         10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

UNITAR Building                   24 September                         7 a.m.to 7 p.m.

UNITAR Building                   25 September                         7 a.m.to 6 p.m.

UNITAR Building                   26 and 27 September             8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

UNITAR Building                   28 September                         8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Pass and Identification Unit  

320 East 45th Street, Ground floor of the FF building

**UNITAR Building

801 First Avenue/corner of First and 45th Street

 

Access

Entrance for press: The designated media entrance is located at 47th Street and First Avenue, open from 6 a.m. to close of business. Once access to 1st Ave. is restricted, pedestrian can come through the cross point at 2nd Avenue and 46th Street. Unaccredited members of the media will need to show a print out of the accreditation approval email to officers at 2nd Avenue and 46th st. in order to reach the accreditation office.

 

Coverage

A list of open meetings, press briefings/conferences and other outreach activities at UNHQ will be posted daily in the Media Alert

Media center: Tent on the North Lawn (open for testing on 23 September, 12-4 pm, and during General Debate).

  • Please bring your own cables as none will be available in the media center.
  • The following feeds will be provided to the broadcasters:

1) HDSDI (1080x1920x60i) on a 75 ohm BNC connector with all embedded audio channels
2) NTSC analog composite letterboxed (525x60i) on a 75 ohm BNC connector
3) Separate Audio - analog balanced audio at mic level (-48dbu) on a 600 ohm XLR connector

  • Please avoid using personal hotspots as it may interfere with the available WiFi.
  • Please review the UNTV Transmission Guide, including information on feeds and the video library.

 

Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (MALU) main office (S-250):

  • General inquiries
  • Escort to conference rooms 5-12

 

General Assembly Hall (GA Building)

  • Booths for TV crews and photographers: All media will need to be escorted by MALU from the GA Liaison Desk (Third floor GA building) to access the booths and meetings that are open to the press
  • Tickets for the fourth floor mezzanine: A limited number of tickets will be available at the GA Liaison Desk (Third floor GA building) for the morning and afternoon sessions. They will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis
  • Delegates' Entrance: All media will need to be escorted by MALU from the GA Liaison Desk to access this area. TV crews and photographers will not be able to leave the area during arrival and/or departure of VIPs
  • Treaty Signing area

 

Conference Building (CB)

  • No access to basement (1B) and second floor of the CB
  • Meetings in CR-1, CR-2, CR-3, CR-4: Media will need to be escorted by MALU from 1st floor liaison desk.
  • Meetings in ECOSOC, Trusteeship and Security Council chambers: Media will need to be escorted by MALU from 3rd floor CB liaison desk.
  • Meetings in Conference Rooms 5-12: Media will need to be escorted by MALU from 2nd floor MALU office.

 

Briefing Room (S-237)

The majority of the press conferences will take place in room S-237 on the second floor of the Secretariat. These events are open only to members of the press who have a media badge. A stakeout position will also be set up on the 3rd floor of the GA, accessible via the outside ramp.

 

Media Documents Centre (S-0219)

Members of the media can request list of speakers, statements, official UN documents and press releases from the Media Documents Centre, located in room S-0219 or email mdc@un.org

 

Rose Garden: Open to the media. No escort needed

 

Visitors Plaza: Media will need to be escorted by MALU from 2nd floor MALU office for stand-ups, interviews, etc.

 

Delegates Dining Room: Please contact organizers for access.

 

Press Island: Media clearance for the use of press island (between 45th & 46th St. on the East side of 1st avenue) is done through the City of New York. Please contact the NY Deputy Commissioner’s Office at 646-610-6700.

 

For a more complete list of meetings at UNHQ, please refer to the UN Journal and follow what is happening at the UN via the UN News Centre, press releases, Audiovisual Library, WebTV, radio programmes, UNifeed, photos, UN Apps, and much more.

This page will be updated as information becomes available