Members of the press are invited to attend The Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action

WHO: High-level officials from around the world, Least Developed Countries and their development partners come together for a major UN meeting in Antalya, Turkey later this month.

WHAT: The event will assess the progress made by Least Developed Countries and their path to sustainable development as set out in The Istanbul Programme of Action for Least Developed Countries.

WHERE: Hotel Titanic Belek, Antalya, Turkey

WHEN: 27-29 May, with pre conference events on 26 May 2016.

WHY: The event will undertake a comprehensive review of the implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action by the least developed countries and their development partners, share best practices and lessons learned. Participants will also reaffirm global commitment to address the special needs of the least developed countries

PRESS: Extensive provisions have been made to assist media on-site including a media centre, daily press briefings, stakeouts and escorted access to events including intergovernmental plenaries and roundtables.


Accreditation is open until 20 May 2016

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).

The Summit will take place at the Titanic Convention Centre (TCC) in Antalya, Turkey (Address: Titanic Deluxe Belek, Üçkumtepesi Mevkii, Yeni Mahalle, Beşgöz Caddesi No. 72/1, Kadriye Belek Antalya, Turkey. Tel: +90 242 710 4444, Fax: +90 242 710 4404, email:

Issuing of Summit badges will begin on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 in Antalya at the Accreditation Tent located at the TCC entrance.  Instructions on picking up the badge are below.

For the most recent guidelines, please visit:

How to Request Media Accreditation?

Media representatives are required to complete the following steps:

STEP 1: Submit an application on the UN accreditation system filling out the below personal information form.

STEP 2: Send a request for accreditation on official letterhead of a media organisation, signed by the Publisher, Editor-in-chief or Assignment Editor, indicating the name and duration of assignment of the journalist who will cover the conference. The letter can be scanned and sent to or fax the letter to 212-963-4642.

STEP 3: Provide links to two by-lined articles/report/photos published within the past month.

Approved media will receive a confirmation email at the address provided in the online form.

Incomplete requests (without a letter of assignment or completed form of accreditation) will not be processed.

How to Pick Up Your Media Badge?

When picking up your pass at the accreditation site, you will need to present a printout of the confirmation email, along with a current passport from a State recognized by the United Nations General Assembly.

**A visa may be required for entry into Turkey. Please check with the nearest Turkish Embassy/Consulate.


For questions on media accreditation, please Contact Us.

Delegation Media Contacts (DMCs)

All delegations are requested to communicate their Delegation Media Contacts, including their names, titles and contact details, via an email to latest by 17 May 2016. Please note that DMCs are essential for coordination of press activities of each Delegation during the MTR.

Media Centre

A Media Centre will be available for the exclusive use of accredited media members and will be located in Hotel Titanic Belek. The Media Centre will be equipped with appropriate electrical power outlets for personal laptops and telephones, a wi-fi network and a press documentation counter.


Hotel Titanic Belek is exclusively reserved for delegations. Accredited media members are expected to cover their own accommodation expenses except for one media representative from each LDC. Media members can make their reservations from the nearby hotels. List of designated hotels with preferential rates can be found in Annex A. Most media members will stay at the Crystal Tat Beach Golf Resort & Spa. Accredited media members are advised to reserve their hotel rooms as early as possible.


Accredited media members are expected to arrange their own transportation from the airport to their hotels.

A regular shuttle service will be provided for accredited media members from the designated hotels (listed under Annex A) to the MTR Venue. The shuttle schedule will be made available online and at the Media Centre.

Media Participation in Meetings

Main meetings will be open to all accredited media members. However, there will be limited space available in the meeting venues reserved for the accredited media members. Due to logistical and space considerations, coverage may be provided by selected media pools when needed. Live feeds from the main meetings will be made available in the Media Centre.

Press Briefings

There will be a press briefing room in the Convention Centre. Requests for booking the press briefing room should be sent by email to or by contacting the Media Information Desk at the Media Centre as early as possible.

Further information will be shared in due course regarding reservations.

Media Stakeout

There will be two designated locations for a media stakeouts that will be made available for press announcements. These areas will be equipped with a lectern and a riser that can be used for recorded media interviews using handheld cameras with built in microphones. Please note that no recording facilities will be provided.

Live Webcast coverage

The United Nations Webcast service will provide daily, live and on demand webcast coverage of the MTR proceedings, including of the plenary meetings, roundtables and press conferences.

The webcast coverage will be available in English and the original language of the speaker through UN Web TV at:

Queries should be directed to Andreas Damianou, Chief of UN Webcast services at:

The plenary meetings, roundtables, press conferences and other activities will be broadcast live into the Media Centre. Audio visual and sound feeds of the plenary meetings, roundtables and press conferences will be provided to broadcasters live with free plugin recording facilities.

Turkish Radio and Television (TRT) is the host broadcaster of MTR and pool signal of all main events will be produced by TRT.

Media Services

The United Nations Department of Information will provide comprehensive print, TV, radio, webcast and Internet coverage of the plenary meetings, roundtables and press conferences.

Meetings summary and press releases will cover mainly plenary meetings and roundtables.

A detailed Media Advisory will be made available in due course at the MTR website:

For further inquiries on media related issues please contact:

Ms. Louise Stoddard: UN-OHRLLS

Mr. Ahmet Parla: UN DPI

Ms. Melis Kurultay: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Turkey

Contact Information of The Midterm Review

Host Country contact information:

To be communicated separately

United Nations Contact Information:

Ms. Miniva Chibuye

Economic Affairs Officer


UN-OHRLSS – Media and communications

 Ms. Louise Stoddard

Advocacy and Outreach Officer


Chief of Security

Mr. Salvador Monroy

Assistant Chief, Security and Safety Service

United Nations Office at Vienna


Travel and Transportation Officer     

Mr. Carlos Danos

Travel and Transportation Section

United Nations Headquarters


Further information will be posted as it becomes available.