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Photo: Kurdish girl. Iraq, 1997. Copyright Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas
Photo: Kurdish girl. Iraq, 1997. Copyright Sebastiao Salgado/Amazonas

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How to apply for Media Accreditation
(Updated 8 May 2002 - Some of the information has changed, so please read carefully)
UN note to journalists

Bona fide representatives of the mass media --press, photo, radio, television and film-- will be accredited for coverage of the Special Session of the General Assembly on Children, to be held in New York, 8 - 10 May 2002.

Please note that because of logistics problems, please bring a copy of your letter of assignment and a copy of your application.

The UN will not accredit youth journalists under the age of 12.

Media accreditation forms in Word format:
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Completed application forms (download in Word format), together with a letter of assignment on official letterhead from the Editor or Bureau Chief, should be sent to:

Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit
Department of Public Information
Room S-250
New York, NY 10017, U.S.A.
Fax: (+1-212) 963-4642

There will be no acknowledgement of incomplete applications. Application forms will only be considered if acccompanied by the letter of assignment from your editor or publisher. Passes will be issued upon presentation of two forms of photo ID (passport, official national press pass, driver's license, work ID, etc.) at the media accreditation tent at 48th Street and First Avenue, North Lawn.

Accreditation is available as of 29 April during normal working hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Additional hours for the Centre are:

Wednesday, 8 May/ 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 9 May/ 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 10 May/ 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Late Appointments will be accepted on 7 May by the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit by arrangement with lieutenant Joanne McCreary, tel. 212) 963-7533

UNICEF welcomes journalists who are Under-18. Please mark your age clearly on the application so we can better assist you.The UN will not accredit youth journalists under the age of 12.

PLEASE NOTE: Application forms will be considered only if accompanied by a letter of assignment. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Accreditation is free of charge.

Please check with the closest American embassy for information about visas.


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