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 organized mainly for them. A moderator and speakers from various international organizations will make a presentation and respond to questions.

Press conferences for young people

Jeunes reporters à l'ONU

Press conferences are organized specially for Secondary II pupils. They take place once a month and cover a different theme each time. Speakers and experts from various international organizations are invited to share their expertise on current affairs. Young reporters attend the press conference, take notes and ask questionsas if they were journalists.

During and/or after the conferences,the reporters' mission is to spread information whether to their class,school or through their personal network.They can do that by writing a press article,participating in a radio program,making a video report or by being engaged through social networks.This activity can be done individually or by class.


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

This program is offered thanks to the partnership with United Nations Office in Geneva.



Works 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 ai

The intervention of Sidi from de Saussure High School during the radio show of Fréquence Banane



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.