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Press Conferences and Media Opportunities

Friday, 15 April 2016

2:30 p.m. Press briefing ahead of the UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (19-21 April). Speakers will be Alejandro Sousa, Senior Legal Adviser of the Office of the President of the General Assembly and Daniel Thomas, Spokesman for the President of the UN General Assembly.
  Attendance at press conferences is limited to accredited journalists. Press attachés may attend a press conference sponsored by their mission.

Media arrangements for the Special Session


All members of the media accompanying Heads of State/Government or Heads of Delegation, including official photo/video, must submit a letter of assignment from the Permanent Mission concerned. The letter listing the names of the media representatives with their functional titles and affiliation, should be sent to the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit, Department of Public Information, fax: 212-963-4642 or email: malu[at] First time applicants must create an online account:

Members of the media accompanying Heads of State/Government or Heads of Delegation must present themselves to the Media Accreditation Office, where they will have their photographs taken and be issued a United Nations grounds pass upon presentation of national passports.

All media representatives will be required to present a valid United Nations grounds pass to the United Nations security officers at the gate.

Members of the media need to be escorted to the media booths from the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit office (S-250) or liaison desks. For some meetings, tickets to the gallery will be available for print press, on a first-come first-served basis.

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