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Held on 15-16 March 2016 in New York, the 2016 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Annual Event - premier UN event focused on the role and impact of business to advance gender equality - will bring together leaders from business, Government, the UN and civil society to share strategies, experience, challenges and best practices on advancing women's empowerment and equality between women and men in the workplace, marketplace and community.

The WEPs is a partnership initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact. More than 1,000 CEO signatories worldwide have demonstrated leadership on gender equality through the WEPs. 


Media Access

Media access to the Women’s Empowerment Principles Annual Event will require:
1) UN MALU media accreditation and 2) registration for the event.  

1. UN Media Accreditation:
Requests for media accreditation must be submitted through the UN Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit (MALU) online accreditation system. Accreditation through UN MALU is a requirement for all journalists who wish to cover activities at the United Nations in New York.

More information on “How to Request Accreditation” is available here.

Eligibility for Media Accreditation:
Media accreditation is strictly reserved for members of the press (print, photo, radio, TV, film, news agencies and online media) who represent a bona fide media organization. No double accreditation is allowed (e.g. as press and delegate, or as press and NGO). Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

The Department of Public Information (DPI) must be satisfied that the individuals applying for accreditation are bona fide media professionals and represent bona fide media organizations (formally registered as a media organization in a country recognized by the United Nations General Assembly). Media accreditation is not accorded to the information outlets of non-governmental organizations.

2. Event Registration:
In addition to receiving accreditation, all media personnel must register for the event by emailing the UN Global Compact Office at [email protected] with your name, role and media organization. Please indicate any broadcasting equipment you will bring and register early to avoid wait times at the event.



For event registration and general media inquires, please contact [email protected]


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