Media Information

All sessions of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit are open to registered journalists with valid UN MALU media accreditation unless noted otherwise.

Media Access

Media access to the Global Compact Leaders Summit requires:
1) UN MALU media accreditation and 2) registration for the event.

1. UN MALU Media Accreditation

Requests for media accreditation must be submitted through the UN Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (MALU) online accreditation system. Accreditation through UN MALU is a requirement for all journalists who wish to cover activities at the United Nations in New York.

More information on “How to Request Accreditation” is available here.

Deadline for UN Media Accreditation is 17 June 2016.

Eligibility for Media Accreditation
Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press (print, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies and online media) who represent a bona fide media organization. No double accreditation is allowed (e.g. as press and delegate, or as press and NGO). Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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). Media accreditation is not accorded to the information outlets of non-governmental organizations.

2. Event Registration

In addition to receiving UN MALU accreditation, all media personnel must register for the event by sending an email indicating name, role and media organization to the UN Global Compact Office at Please indicate whether you will be bringing any broadcasting equipment (cameras, sound equipment, etc.).

Please note that individuals representing corporate media outlets or NGO media will not be approved to attend the Leaders Summit as media.

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