Media Arrangements

Plenary sessions for the Leaders Summit and UN Private Sector Forum – unless noted otherwise – are open to journalists upon prior approval and registration.

A media center with work spaces for journalists, as well as a press briefing room will be set up at the Summit’s main location, the Grand Hyatt New York (109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 USA). Bilateral interview spaces will also be provided for journalists wishing to meet privately with Summit participants. A high-level Private Sector Forum luncheon will be held across the street from the Grand Hyatt at Cipriani.

The Global Compact Office will provide assistance in facilitating interview requests.

A schedule of press briefings will be made available closer to the date of the Summit.

View Media Advisory.

Media Access

Media access to the Global Compact Leaders Summit will require: 1) approval by the UN Global Compact and 2) registration for the event. While formal UN media accreditation is not required for this event, the UN Global Compact will follow the UN’s accreditation guidelines in issuing approval to attend. Following confirmation of approval to attend and event registration, the Global Compact Office will issue press badges for the Grand Hyatt New York and any related event locations (see Pick-up of Leaders Summit Press Badges below). Further details about the approval and registration process will be made available closer to the event.

1. Approval Requirements

While formal UN media accreditation is not required for this event, the UN Global Compact will follow the UN’s accreditation guidelines in issuing approval to attend. To review the parameters which the UN Global Compact will base approval on, please see http://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/request.shtml under the section titled “Supporting Documentation.” Media approval will only be granted to journalists (print, photo, broadcast and online media) who represent a bona fide media organization*.

Full media accreditation guidelines

Please note that individuals representing corporate media outlets or NGO media will not be approved to attend the Leaders Summit as media. Also, no double approval is allowed (e.g., as press and delegate, or as press and NGO).

UN-Accredited Journalists
Media representatives already accredited to United Nations Headquarters in New York must register for the event by sending an email indicating name, role and media organization to the Global Compact Office at media@unglobalcompact.org. It is highly recommended that prior UN accreditation information (accreditation number) be provided to expedite approval. Please indicate whether you will be bringing any broadcasting equipment (cameras, sound equipment, etc.) and register early to avoid wait times at the Summit.

Non-UN Accredited Journalists
All other journalists seeking to cover the Leaders Summit must request approval from the UN Global Compact. To review the guidelines which the UN Global Compact will base approval on, please see http://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/request.shtml under the section titled “Supporting Documentation.” This includes submitting proof that they represent a bona fide media organization.*

* Note on bona fide media organization: The Department of Public Information (DPI) must be satisfied that the individuals applying for accreditation are bona fide media professionals and represent bona fide media organizations [formally registered as a media organization in a country recognized by the United Nations General Assembly]. Accreditation will only be given on proof of a track record of reporting for media organizations on international affairs. Media accreditation is not accorded to the information outlets of non-governmental organizations. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and the decisions of DPI are final. The Department of Public Information reserves the right to deny or withdraw accreditation of journalists from media organizations whose activities run counter to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations, or who abuse the privileges so extended or put the accreditation to improper use or act in a way not consistent with the principles of the Organization.

2. Event Registration

In addition to receiving confirmation of approval, all media personnel must register for the Summit by sending an email indicating name, role and media organization to the Global Compact Office at media@unglobalcompact.org. Please indicate whether you will be bringing any broadcasting equipment (cameras, sound equipment, etc.) and register early to avoid wait times at the Summit.

Pick-up of Leaders Summit Press Badges

Once an approval request has been confirmed, press badges can be picked up at the Leaders Summit registration desk at the Grand Hyatt New York (19-20 September).

NOTE: Journalists with a special interest in Africa must also indicate if they would like to register for the UN Private Sector Forum: Africa, as space is limited for this session.

Contacts

General Inquiries
Kristen Coco
Public Affairs and Media Relations
UN Global Compact
tel: +1-917-367-8566
fax: +1-212-963-1207
email: cocok@un.org
www.unglobalcompact.org
www.leaderssummit2013.org

Media Approval and Registration
media@unglobalcompact.org