UN Passes and Accreditations

ACUNS holds consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as well as partnerships with UNEP and UNESCO. These affiliations allow it to provide accreditations to ACUNS members who are interested in attending UN events, conferences, or other programs, as well as to request temporary grounds passes.

Only ACUNS members are eligible to obtain event accreditation or a grounds pass. Individuals can sign up for membership by completing the dedicated online form.

Please note that ACUNS cannot guarantee that an applicant will obtain accreditation or a grounds pass. For any questions, please email the ACUNS Administrative Coordinator at admin@acuns.org.


If you would like to attend an event organized by the UN, or any international organization, ACUNS can provide you with accreditation to do so as its representative. In order proceed with accreditation, please complete the Event Accreditation Form by clicking the blue button below. ACUNS reserves the right to deny any accreditation request; applicants should have a compelling reason for attending an event as an ACUNS representative.

Please note that for many UN events you must first create an Indico Account and register independently before ACUNS can approve your registration and provide a confirmation letter. To create an Indico account and complete the online registration, please access the linked website. To find the events page in Indico, you can click on the direct link provided by the event organizer or use the search in the upper right corner on the Indico page. Log in to Indico using the credentials you created and click the register now button. Once you have completed the Indico registration, please email the ACUNS Administrative Coordinator at admin@acuns.org as soon as possible to finalize the process. You must at the same time complete the ACUNS Event Accreditation Form.

Grounds Passes

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the UN is not providing grounds passes at this time. Further information is available at the UN ECOSOC NGO Grounds Pass webpage. If you are interested in obtaining a grounds pass in the future, please email the ACUNS Administrative Coordinator at admin@acuns.org.

Once your grounds pass has been endorsed, ACUNS will send you a signed official letter and a copy of the security form. You will need to bring a printed copy of the official letter and the security form as well as a valid government-issued picture ID, such as a passport or driver’s license, when you pick-up your pass.

Please note the following for reference:

  • The UN Pass and ID Office at HQ in New York is located at 320 East 45th Street (between First and Second Avenue). Office hours are 09:00–16:00 Monday to Friday inclusive.
  • The UN Pass and ID Office in Geneva is located at Pregny Gate, Avenue de la Paix, entrance of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Office hours are 08:00–17:00 Monday to Friday inclusive.