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Details about briefings - UN Speakers Bureau

  • Briefings are 45 minutes-1 hour information sessions given by a UN expert on the topic of your choice, which includes times for a Q&A.
  • Briefings at UN Headquarters are available on weekdays 10:30 am-4:00 pm.
  • We encourage you to take a tour prior to your briefing. Please book the tour first and then contact us to schedule a briefing.
  • Please arrive 45 minutes prior to your briefing.
  • Room availability is very limited. Arrangements for rooms and speakers are subject to change.
  • If you wish to arrange a briefing with a Member State of the United Nations or a Permanent Observer, you must contact the Mission directly.

In-house briefings

  • In-house briefings take place at a venue within United Nations Headquarters
  • Requests must be made a minimum of 6 weeks in advance.
  • A minimum of 20 participants is required for briefings at UN Headquarters.
  • For every 20 people, there is an administrative fee of $40.00 per day that is payable the day of your briefing by exact cash or a check made out to “United Nations Tour Guides.”
  • Audio-video equipment costs may be applied for larger groups.
  • To book an in-house briefing, please fill out this form.

Outside speaking engagement

  • Request a UN Official to speak at your location.
  • Requests must be made a minimum of 8 weeks in advance
  • Generally, a minimum of 100 participants is required (unless UN4U)
  • To host a UN Speaker at your location, the inviting organization is responsible for the speaker’s travel, terminal expenses, lodging and hospitality costs (UN speakers can not accept any honoraria).
  • To send a speaker to your location, please fill out this form.
    • UN4U
      • UN4U actively engages youth to take an interest in global issues by providing UN officials for middle and high school visits. Through UN4U, expert speakers travel to your school and share their knowledge of topics you select. 
      • Requests must be made a minimum of 8 weeks in advance.
      • To host a UN Speaker at your location, the inviting organization is responsible for the speaker’s travel, terminal expenses, lodging and hospitality costs (UN speakers can not accept any honoraria).
      • To bring UN4U to your school, please fill out this form.

Video-conference

  • If you are unable to visit the UN or host a speaker, we can connect you to a speaker via video-conference (VTC or Skype).
  • Costs apply for use of VTC equipment.
  • Requests must be made a minimum of 6 weeks in advance.
  • To book a video conference briefing, please fill out this form.

 

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