How to attend the summit

Media representatives must be accredited to attend the Summit. You will need to submit a letter requesting U.N. accreditation signed by the Publisher, Editor-in-chief, or Assignment Editor (along with their contact information) to our Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit.  You will need to include the duration of the assignment and the reach of your media organization. If several people from the same company need an accreditation, please have all their names in one letter.

All members of the media accompanying Heads of State/Government or Heads of Delegation, including official photo/video, must also submit a letter of assignment from the Permanent Mission concerned.

Documents should be sent to: Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit, fax: 212-963-4642, or email: sends e-mail).

First time applicants must also create an online account:

Once approved, you will need present your national passport to go to the Media Accreditation Office located on the 2nd floor of the Secretariat building.


On the day of the Summit

To enter the UN building, all media representatives will be required to present a valid UN grounds pass to the UN security officers.

Members of the media will then be escorted to the media booths in the conference rooms by the Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit office (S-0250) or liaison desks. For some meetings, tickets to the General Assembly gallery will be available for print press, on a first-come first-served basis.

There will be multiple press briefings throughout the day in room S-0237. Additional stakeout locations will be available inside the premises.


How to follow the Summit

All proceedings will be broadcast live on

Images will be made available throughout the day on UN Photo.

All press releases, media advisories and other documents will posted on this page.

Updates will also be posted throughout the day on the UN social media accounts. You can follow the conversation with #UN4refugees and migrants.