Briefings at United Nations Headquarters
Who are they for?
Briefings require a minimum of 20 participants and can be organized for:
- high school and university students
- non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
- business and government representatives
How long are they?
Lectures usually last one hour and they include a question and answer session (Q&A). They can consist of one or more lectures or can be structured as:
- week-long lecture programmes
- semester-long lecture programmes
How much do they cost?
For Briefings at UN Headquarters, groups will be charged for:
- a $ 30.00 per block (15 people) administrative fee payable prior to or on the day of the programme (by cash or cheque made out to United Nations)
- the use of microphones, should the group consist of 70 participants or more
- the rental of venues outside Headquarters when no conference rooms are available at UN Headquarters
- the use of multimedia equipment
How do I request one?
- Requests must be made six weeks in advance
- Choose a topic
- Choose a preferred date
a. Lectures are only scheduled on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
b. Lectures are not offered during the opening session of the General Assembly (usually two weeks in September), on weekends or on holidays
c. Room arrangements are subject to change
- Fill-out this form
More you need to know about
- Unfortunately, lectures and tours are not offered during the opening session of the General Assembly (usually two weeks in September)
- Room arrangements for briefings and speakers are subject to change
- Due to high level meetings of Heads of State and Government, United Nations Headquarters may sometimes close to the public on very short notice. We regret any inconvenience and wish to assure you that we will do everything possible to reschedule reservations resulting from such closures.