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Media Accreditation frequently asked questions (FAQs)

The UNFCCC secretariat Communications and Outreach programme must be satisfied that the individuals applying for accreditation are professional journalists and represent bona fide media organizations, [formally registered as a media organization in a country recognized by the United Nations General Assembly]. The UNFCCC secretariat reserves the right to deny or withdraw accreditation of journalists from media organizations whose activities run counter to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations, or who abuse the privileges so extended or put the accreditation to improper use or act in a way not consistent with the principles of the Organization.

The UNFCCC reserves the right to deny or withdraw accreditation for activities that violate the principles of the Charter or the codes of behaviour and or/ethics of journalism and/or the United Nations. At any time, the UNFCCC secretariat may revoke accreditation if it is put to improper use; if it has been used to abuse the privileges so extended; or if personal or public conduct is not consistent with the best interest of the organization. The press pass must not be loaned to another person; UN Security will confiscate any pass in the possession of any individual to whom it was not issued.