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