Brigitte Leoni, Head of Communications, UNISDR
+41 229178897 (office) / +41 794445262 (mobile) / firstname.lastname@example.org
David Singh, Senior Communications Officer, UNISDR
+41 229177901 (office) / +41 794444148 (mobile) / email@example.com
Dizery Salim, Public Information Officer, UNISDR
+41 229178918 (office) / +41 792037614 (mobile) / firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find below documents that will be relevant to the media.
Requests for press conferences can be handled on-site at the Help Desk. Media must be registered or hold a UN Pass to attend press conferences. Press conferences may be requested through the final day of the conference. All requests will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis with close alternatives being offered should the time slot be already reserved.
|14:00 - 14:30|
|Room 15||Eve of Platform press conference||Open|
|12:30 - 13:30|
|Room 0||World Reconstruction Conference press launch at the Swiss Press Club||Open|
|15:30 - 16:00|
|Room 15||Opening press conference with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon||Open|
16:00 - 16:30
|Room 15||Press conference on Private sector statement on disaster risk reduction||Open|
|11:00 - 11:30|
|Room 15||Press conference on the World Bank Reconstruction Conference||Open|
12:15 - 13:00
|E-CCV||Launch of the media handbook on disaster risk reduction by Tim Sebastian, BBC correspondent||Open|
|12:00 - 12:30|
|Room 15||WMO press conference||Open|
14:00 - 14:30
|Room 15||Press conference about the Sasakawa Award, with Sasakawa winners||Open|
|12:30 - 13:00|
|Room 15||Closing press conference||Open|
Press conference rooms on the conference premises are usually equipped with
presentation equipment, including a beamer and laptop to upload presentations
from a USB stick. Please advise at the time of booking whether you will be
making a presentation during your press conference.
Announcing press conferences
Participants are responsible for creating their own media lists and informing the
news media of their press conferences.Scheduled press conferences are posted on the Global Platform website.
A schedule of all press conferences is posted in the Media Centre throughout the course of the conference.
UNISDR staff will be pleased to make media advisories and other materials available to accredited press in the Media Centre. Please contact the UNISDR communications team to facilitate distribution.
Registration for Journalists
United Nations press badges or Global Platform conference badges are essential for journalists to gain access to the premises. Only one badge is needed to cover participation in all Global Platform sessions throughout the duration of the conference.
The United Nations Press Corps will be allowed in automatically on presentation of their United Nations press badge. Representatives of national and international media who are not part of the United Nations Press Corps can apply for registration as a member of the delegation "Global Media Network for Disaster Risk Reduction"
Steps to register
To register, please visit the registration section and take the following steps:
Step 1 of 3: When asked to indicate the ISDR System Partner delegation: select Global Media Network for Disaster Risk Reduction and tick the box at the bottom of the page stating "I confirm that my registration has been approved by this ISDR partner organization."
Step 2 of 3: Enter your email address
Step 3 of 3: Under "Indicate the ISDR System Partner delegation you are member of" fill in your organization details.
Journalists may also register upon arrival at the desk located in the Conference Centre lobby. A valid photo ID should be presented to the registration staff. Online registration is highly recommended to avoid delays on the first day of the sessions.
Sunday 8 May from 14.00 to 18.00
Monday 9 May to Thursday 12 May from 08.00 to 18.00.
Friday 13 May from 08.00 to 12.00
If you need a visa, all details concerning your visa application are available by consulting the folder "Practical Information" which you find in the left hand column of this page.
Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements.