Media accreditation

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Media accreditation procedures for the World Summit on Food Security

Media accreditation for the Summit 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 to the Summit.  In addition, individuals representing one-person organs or blogs do not qualify as bona fide media representatives.


Journalists (editors, photographers, TV crews) travelling with delegations are strongly urged to apply for media accreditation if they want to attend the plenary sessions when their President or Prime Minister is speaking. The Media Relations office will arrange floating passes for the plenary at the appropriate times.

Requirements for Accreditation

• A completed online accreditation form that includes personal and media outlet data.

• A signed 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

• Photocopy of a valid ID document, either a passport or national ID card.

• Photocopy of a valid press card.

• A recent passport-size photo.

The required documents and the photo are to be scanned and uploaded together with your online application form and accreditation will NOT be granted without their submission. You will also have to present your ID when you pick up your badge and you should be aware that because of security concerns, at any time during the summit you may be asked to display that document.

For security reasons, journalists who are already accredited to FAO or other UN agencies will nevertheless have to follow the same procedures as other media representatives. We apologize for this inconvenience but security concerns must be paramount.

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

Other matters

• Double accreditation will not be possible either in the case of delegates (e.g. as press and delegate) or in the case of newspapers or online outlets affiliates with NGOs (as press and NGO). In other words, if you work for an NGO which has requested accreditation as an NGO, you will not be given press accreditation.

• Accreditation requests will be processed only when your application is complete. Please send ALL required documents together with the application and not piecemeal.

• Early application is strongly advised.

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

Picking up your badge

You will need you ID when picking up your media pass at the Press Registration centre.


The Registration centre will be located in Via della Consolazione 4, in the Command Post of the Rome Traffic Police. It will open on the afternoon of Thursday, 12 November and will close on the morning of Wednesday, 18 November. Opening hours are as follows:

Thursday 12 November
Friday, 13 November
Saturday, 14 November
Sunday, 15 November
Monday, 16 November
Tuesday, 17 November
Wednesday, 18 November

14:00 - 18:00 hours
09:00 - 18:00 hours
09:00 - 18:00 hours
10:30 - 20:00 hours
07:00 - 18:00 hours
08:30 - 18:00 hours
08:30 - 10:00 hours

Accreditation contact

Sari Gilbert  (Accreditations Officer)

tel. (+39) 06 570 53761

[email protected]

Cell: (+39) 345 8591001


Media accreditation

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.

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