Final Media Advisory on Papal Visit to UNHQ – Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 25, 2015
The United Nations Information Center
Invites Journalists
To the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the UN Office at Nairobi (UNON)
Venue: UNON – Gigiri
Date: 17.15 hrs – Thursday, 26 November 2015
His Holiness Pope Francis will visit the Headquarters of the United Nations in Nairobi as part of his Kenya leg of a 3 country Africa visit.
The Papal Programme
On arrival will be met by the Director-General of UNON, Sahle-Work Zewde. Then she will introduce him to the UN leadership in Nairobi and escort him to sign the Visitors Book (PHOTO-OP #1).
Planting of a tree next to the UNEP part of the “green” building (PHOTO-OP #2).
The Executive Director of UNEP, Achim Steiner, will escort the Pontiff through the “green” building as well as provide him with a briefing on the latest climate change challenges (PHOTO-OP #3).
Conference Room Two where he will deliver his address to UN Staff and Diplomats (PHOTO-OP #4).
Additional Photo-Ops:
After his remarks, the Pontiff will unveil his gift of a painting to the UN inside Conference Room Two.
The Pontiff will briefly meet refugees from surrounding states outside Conference Room Two before his departure.
Information and Requirements for entry into UNON – Gigiri
• Current UN accreditation cards will not be sufficient for access to this event.
• UNON gates will be closed at 1500 hrs. UN Ave may be closed by Kenya Police at 13:00 hrs.
• All media representatives will be processed at the main UN Visitors Entrance. Following the signing of the code of conduct, the press will be escorted to the UN Press Centre.
• Press briefing at 15.30 hrs on the choreography of the imminent event.
• From the Press Centre media representatives will be escorted to the appropriate media zones (4): Arrival & Signing; Tree Planting; UNEP HQ; Conference Room Two.
Press movement from one zone to the other will be severely restricted. Therefore, it is advisable to deploy a team covering all zones.
*** Live Feed will be available to all media through KBC and a joint AFP/AP/Reuters stills and video pool. Please get in touch with them directly for details (contact KBC chief engineer, Patrick Theuri at mobile 0722 837 396 or Khaled Kazziha/AP email:
Live Stand Up positions will also made available via UNON. Broadcast vehicles are advised to be inside the UN compound no later than 1300 hrs. Focal point is Marian Aggrey (mobile 070 6044096 or email
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