Accreditation

Media accreditation procedures

Media accreditation for the Forum is strictly reserved for members of the press – print, photo, TV, film, news agencies and online media – who represent a bona fide media organization.

Online media must belong to a registered media organization and have a specific, verifiable non-web address and a telephone number. The online journal must have a substantial amount of original news content or commentary on international economic issues.

Please note that online publications which are communications outreach or advocacy publications of non-governmental or non-profit organizations do not qualify for media accreditation. In addition, individuals representing one-person organs or blogs do not qualify as bona fide media representatives.

Requirements for accreditation

• A completed accreditation form that includes personal and media outlet data.
Photocopy of a valid ID document, either a passport or national identity card.
• A letter of assignment on official letterhead paper from Publisher/Assignment Editor, Editor-in-chief or Bureau Chief specifying the name and functional title of the journalist. Unsigned letters or e-mails will not be accepted.

Technical staff for TV or radio are required to follow the same accreditation procedures as journalists.

Other matters

• Accreditation requests will be processed only when your application is complete. Please send ALL required documents together with the application (and not piecemeal) to our accreditations officer: sari.gilbert@fao.org.

• Freelance journalists, including photographers, must provide clear evidence they are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. A valid assignment letter from that news organization, or publication, is required.

• When picking up your media pass, you will need your passport or identity card.

NOTE: Journalists who are already accredited to FAO or other Rome-based UN agencies can get accreditation upon arrival at FAO but should advise the accreditations officer in advance that they are planning to attend.

Media Accreditation Form (English)

Contact

Sari Gilbert

sari.gilbert@fao.org
Tel. (+39) 06 570 53761

Cell 345 8591001

The path to the Summit

Three important events have prepared the ground for the Summit:

The High-Level Expert Forum on How to Feed the World in 2050 examined policy options that governments should consider adopting to ensure that the world population can be fed when it nears its peak of nearly 9.2 billion people in the middle of this century.

The Committee on World Food Security considered reforms that will enable it to play a much more effective role in the global governance of food security.

The theme of World Food Day this year is how to ensure food security in times of crisis.