Media Advisory #2: Logistics for Pope visit to UN HQ – Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 24, 2015
The visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to the UN Office at Nairobi
Venue: UN headquarters (UNON ) – Gigiri
Date: Thursday, 26 November 2015
Time :17.15 (media entry cutoff 1500)
His Holiness Pope Francis will visit on Thursday, 26 November 2015, the Headquarters of the United Nations in the Global South as part of his trip to Kenya.
Requirements for entry of media to UNON HQ – Gigiri
• We had requested that all media provide names and scanned copies IDs by Tuesday 24 Nov. This deadline has now been extended to 10 AM Wednesday 2015. The request has to be emailed to : Note that current UN accreditation cards will not be sufficient for access to this event.
• UN HQ Gates will be closed – with no exception – at 1500 hrs.
• Accreditation will be completed at the Main UN Visitors Entrance. Following the signing of the code of conduct, press will then proceed to the UN Press Centre.
• Press briefing at 15.30hrs on the choreography of the imminent event
• From Press Centre media will then be escorted to the appropriate media zones (4): At Arrival & Signing; Tree Planting; UNEP HQ; Conference Room 2. 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.
Live Stand Up positions will also made available via UN
A final media advisory will be disseminated to all on Wednesday 25 November.
United Nations Information Center in Nairobi