Montreux, 22 January 2014 -
Geneva, 24 January - 15 February 2014
UPDATES FOR CORRESPONDENTS
and transcript of press conference
(31 January 2014)
at 15.50 p.m.
Kindly note that the accreditations provided for the first round of the discussions, as part of the Geneva Conference on Syria launched in Montreux on 22 January 2014, will expire today. Badges provided within this framework will no longer be accepted. Journalists wishing to cover the second round of the discussions will need to seek accreditation again. Further details will be provided shortly on this website. Thank you.
at 12.15 p.m.
Please note that the press conference by the Joint Special Representative will now take place at 1:15 p.m.
at 11.15 p.m.
The meeting between the two delegations and the Joint Special Representative has started.
The Joint Special Representative is expected to address the press in Room III at around 1.45 p.m.
26 January (at 5 p.m.)
There will be a press conference by Mr. Faisal Makdad, Deputy Foreign Minister of Syria, immediately after the press conference by the Joint Representative for Syria, in Room III, ie at approximately 6.15 p.m.
26 January (at 3 p.m.)
The meeting between the two delegations and the Joint Special Representative has adjourned. The Joint Special Representative will meet again with the delegations this afternoon. He is expected to address the press in Room III at around 5.30 p.m.
at 7.30 p.m.
As indicated during his press conference
this afternoon, the Joint Special Representative for Syria, Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi, will hold talks with the two Syrian delegations tomorrow Sunday 26 January.
There will be no photo opportunity in the morning and the United Nations Information Service will not respond to queries or requests for technical support before 2 p.m.
The Joint Special Representative is expected to give a press conference late in the afternoon (to be confirmed).
Updates will be sent through email, uploaded on our website at www.unog.ch/news
and tweeted through @UNGeneva (https://twitter.com/UNGeneva
). In particular, we will inform about the possible press conference well in advance.
Room V will remain open throughout the weekend as workspace and overflow for any press conference.
Journalists in possession of a Montreux badge and not holding access magnetic cards will be able to enter the building through door 11 and 23. Access to the Palais will be authorized through the Pregny Gate by foot only.
The press bar on the ground floor will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
at 6.15 p.m.
There will be a press conference by representatives of the Syrian Opposition Coalition, Mr. Monzer Akbik and Mr. Louay Safi, immediately after the press conference by the Joint Special Representative for Syria, in Room III.
Interpretation will be provided in English, French and Arabic.
at 4 p.m.
The meeting between the two delegations and the Joint Special Representative for Syria has resumed.
The Joint Special Representative will address the press in room III at around 6 p.m. The press conference will be available on webcast at webtv.un.org.
Room III is now open. Allow significant time for security checks. Room V remains open for overflow.
at 1 p.m.
The meeting between the two delegations and the Joint Special Representative has adjourned and will resume this afternoon at 4 pm as had been agreed with the two delegations yesterday.
The Joint Special Representative will give a press conference
in Room III at 1800 (exact time to be confirmed).
Please note that Room III is closed for the time being. We will inform you when you can access it. Room V and Room VII will be available as overflow spaces. The press conference will be available on webcast at webtv.un.org.
22 January 2014 - Montreux
Statements to the press (archive)