Accreditation and registration for the first Global Refugee Forum in December 2019

Media representatives who already have permanent accreditation to UNOG will have access to the GRF.  Visiting journalists will need to acquire accreditation from the United Nations Information Service at Geneva. To do so, journalists must fill out an Indico registration form using the following link: and attach a number of mandatory documents, including a letter of assignment and a national press card to their individual registration form. As the accreditation process may take some time, it is strongly recommended that interested journalists apply for accreditation early and, ideally, before the end of November.

For questions or assistance with media accreditation, please contact the United Nations Information Service at +41 22 917 43 59 (François Richer) or +41 22 917 23 36 (Rhéal LeBlanc, Chief, Press and External Relations). 

Journalists who may need a visa to cover the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva should submit their visa applications to the Swiss authorities as soon as possible. To do this, it is advisable to make an appointment with the competent representation for their place of residence and to conform to the indications provided by them. In general, the website of each representation indicates the procedures to be followed and the documents to be submitted (they vary according to local circumstances). This process can take some time so journalists are encouraged to factor this into their planning.

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Monthly news briefs

The monthly news brief provides a summary of recent publications on topics relating to the key areas of focus for the first Global Refugee Forum.

Questions & Answers

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