The 60th anniversary of UN Trade and Development will center on the Global Leaders Forum: “Charting a new development course in a changing world”.

The Forum will look at innovative strategies in industrial policy, digital transformation, FDI, and development, and how developing countries can adopt much needed targeted policies for sustainable and inclusive growth amid global challenges. Check out the programme here.

UN Trade and Development produces the key data for development policy and action design, closely partners with key UN agencies and other international partners. The organization amplifies the voice of the Global South in for a shaping global development. Ahead of the 60th anniversary, this has been further underscored by the first ever rebranding of the organization, consolidating the transformation initiated under Secretary-General Rebeca Grynspan, the first woman to lead UN Trade and Development.


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Media access to the Palais des Nations

Enter through the Peace Gate/ Portail de la Paix, Place des Nations to collect your badges. You are required to wear your badge visible at all times.

UNCTAD 60th anniversary events will be held in the Tempus Building (on your left, when entering through the Peace Gate/Portail de la Paix).

Media may request access to a studio (for video and radio interviews with backdrop and lightning), located within the designated media space in the Tempus Building (see contacts below).


12 June

  • All day:
    • Considering high attendance and security protocols, 20 places have been reserved for media on a first-come-first-serve basis (contacts below).
    • The United Nations Information Service will organize a pool for visual press (ACANU & Agencies) for 2 photographers and 2 videographers.
  • 15:30-15:45:
    • Media stakeout with UN Secretary-General, António Guterres at Tempus Building.

12-14 June

  • Onsite: You can follow all proceeding from the Press Conference Room at the Palais de Nations, Building C, door C21.
  • Online: Follow the live streamed via the UNCTAD60 event page.
  • All sessions will be recorded and uploaded throughout the day on the UNCTAD60 event page.
  • Broadcast recording of the event will be available for download in sequential 15-minute files organized by date and time of day via the link.
  • Broadcasters needing to plug in their live transmission devices for the UNTV signal can do so at the feed point located in the UNTV office (Room E-4).
  • A live webcast signal will be available on UN Web TV.
  • Media spillover facilities will be available in the UN Geneva Press Room (Building C, room C21).

Reach out!

We want to listen to what you have to say, engage with us here: register as media, read our news releases and stories, follow our digital channels, ask questions.

For direct human contact

  • Marcelo Risi, Editorial Lead: email and/or WhatsApp, or call: +41 76 691 18 74
  • Catherine Huissoud. Press Officer, email, and/or WhatsApp, or call: +41 79 502 43 11

Finding your way at the Palais des Nations

Map of Palais des Nations | The United Nations Office at Geneva (

  • Point 5: Cafeteria
  • Point 10: Bar Serpent, also serving light snacks and refreshments.