Young Reporters at the UN

This activity offers young people the opportunity to visit the UN as a budding journalist and attend a press conference specially organized for them. A mediator and spokespersons from various international organizations will make a presentation and respond to questions.

Press conferences for young people

Jeunes reporters à l'ONU

The press conferences are organized specially for Secondary II pupils. They take place once a month and cover a different theme each time. Spokespeople or experts from various international organizations are invited to speak. Young reporters attend the press conference, take notes and ask questions.

At the end of the press conference, the young people have the mission of spreading the news about international cooperation to their class, their establishment or the general public. They can, for example, write a press article, make a radio show, a video report or a news story on a blog or on social networks.

This activity can be done individually, by class, or by turns (a class divides the conferences between students throughout the year).

Schedule for 2018/2019

6 February 2019 Nuclear disarmament: an impossible task?
13 March 2019 Gender equality at work: how do we get there?
10 April 2019 Plastic pollution what solutions to this global scourge?
8 May 2019 New society, new disorders: the case study of video games


The work done by the young reporters


How to help refugees?

Article by Daniel, a student at the Nicolas Bouvier Vocational School,

published in the July-August 2018 UN Special




Digital technology at the service of humanitarian aid

Radio show by Fréquence Banane
Par Sidi, de Saussure high school



Please note

Articles will be selected each semester to be published in the UN magazine UN Special. A certificate of participation will be given to reporters who have attended at least 3 conferences.