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Guidelines

Submitting requests for on-location filming at UN locations
 
If you are interested in filming scenes at United Nations Headquarters in New York, or at other UN locations around the world, for a feature film, documentary or television production, please submit a written request on the production company’s letterhead to creative@un.org. We would request to receive:
-          a script of the project (full confidentiality will be ensured)
-          a scenario/summary of the project
-          as much information as available on the filming requirements, i.e. the number of scenes, locations envisaged, scope of the production, etc.
 
Typically, if the project is approved, a two-track process begins:
a)   Logistical preparations, to determine technical requirements and what in-house services would need to provided. This would include a location scouting visit, followed by a technical scout.
b)   In parallel to this, drafting of a location agreement takes place, a process that typically takes several weeks to conclude. Once agreed upon by both sides, the draft agreement is submitted to the UN Controller for final approval.
 
Submitting requests for permission for to use the UN name and emblem
 
If you are interested in obtaining authorization to use the United Nations name and emblem in a feature film, documentary or television production, please submit a written request on the production company’s letterhead to creative@un.org. We would request to receive:
-          a script of the project (full confidentiality will be ensured)
-          a scenario/summary of the project
-          visual representations, if available, of how the UN emblem would appear.
 
The UN Creative Community Outreach Initiative will review the request, provide feedback as appropriate, and facilitate legal authorization.
 
Requests for media accreditation
 
Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press (print, photo, radio, television, film, news agencies and online media) who represent a bona fide media organization. No media badge will be issued to journalists whose application does not conform to the established procedure. The applications for media accreditation are submitted online at: http://www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/
 
Film or documentary productions that are not affiliated with a media organization, but that are interested in covering a meeting or event at the United Nations, may seek support from the Creative Community Outreach Initiative for their application for media accreditation. Requests, on the production company’s letterhead, should be submitted to creative@un.org.