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Participation in UNCCD Conferences
All media personnel wishing to participate in the UNCCD Conferences must be accredited in order to obtain their registration. Information about accreditation and registration is provided at least three months prior to the event. A sample of the type of information required is provided for your reference.

Receiving Media Advisories and Press Releases
Advance notice and news are sent electronically only to those journalists on the UNCCD media database. To be placed on the database, send us the following information:

  • Full names (surname and first name)
  • Name of media organization you work for
  • Position (eg, reporter, editor, freelance, correspondent)
  • Physical Contact address
  • Telephone contact
  • Email address
  • Internet website of the organization
  • Subjects of interest

Request for Interviews
Requests for interviews can be made via an email sent to the media officer with a copy to for back-up. Generally, responses are forthcoming within 24 hours. To expedite identification of the best interviewee, provide ample information on the issue and interview questions.

Use of Pictures and Videos
The pictures and videos copyrighted to the UNCCD may be used free-of-charge, upon request and with proper credit. Identify from the gallery the materials needed and send a request for their use, with a short note on where it will be used. High resolution pictures, where available, will be provided, along with the authorization for use and appropriate credits/citation. Requests should be directed to


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