Media Corner

On 15 and 16 June, a Summit on Peace in Ukraine will take place at the Bürgenstock. Media representatives may access all relevant information on the event in the Media Corner. This information will be updated and new information added on a regular basis.

An image of overlapping blue and yellow circles. Below this – supplemented by a Swiss cross – are the words "Summit on Peace in Ukraine" and the date "15-16 June 2024".
The logo of the Summit on Peace in Ukraine. © FDFA

Speakerlist – Opening Plenary, Saturday 15 June 2024, 5.30-7.00 pm

1.    Switzerland (Viola Amherd, President)

2.    Ukraine (Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President)

3.    United States (Kamala Harris, Vice-President)

4.    European Commission (President Ursula von der Leyen)

5.    Kenya (William Ruto, President)

6.    Germany (Olaf Scholz, Chancellor)

7.    Qatar (Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Prime Minister) 

8.    Saudi Arabia (Faisal Bin Farhan AL SAUD, Minister of Foreign Affairs)

9.    Japan (Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister)

10. United Kingdom (Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister)

11. Timor-Leste (Xanana Gusmao, Prime Minister)

12. Ghana (Nana Akufo-Addo, President)

13. Spain (Pedro Sanchez, President)

14. Croatia (Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister)

15. Georgia (Salome Zourabichvili, President)

16. European Council (Charles Michel, President)

17. Chile (Gabriel Boric, President)

18. Poland (Andrzej Duda, President)

19. Moldova (Maia Sandu, President)

20. Finland (Alexander Stubb, President)

21. Argentina (Javier Milei, President)

22. Denmark (Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister)

23. Estonia (Kaja Kallas, Prime Minister)

24. Türkiye (Hakan Fidan, Minister of Foreign Affairs)

25. Italy (Antonio Tajani, Deputy Prime Minister)

26. France (Emmanuel Macron, President)

Speakerlist – Closing Plenary, Sunday 16 June 2024, 11.30 am

1. Italy (Giorgia Meloni, Prime Minister)

2. Lithuania (Gitanas Nauseda, President)

3. Malta (Myriam Spiteri Debono, President)

4. Netherlands (Mark Rutte, Prime Minister)

5. Ireland (Simon Harris, Taoiseach)

6. Portugal (Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, President)

7. Greece (Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister)

8. Ecuador (Daniel Noboa, President)

9. Bosnia and Herzegovina, (Denis Bećirović, Chairman of the Presidency)

10. Norway (Jonas Gahr Store, Prime Minister)

11. Slovenia (Nataša Pirc Musar, President)

12. Montenegro (Jakov Milatović, President)

13. Sweden (Ebba Busch, Vice Prime Minister)

14. Kosovo (Vjosa Osmani, President)

15. Council of Europe (Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General)

16. Albania (Bajram Begaj, President)

17. Cyprus (Nikos Christodoulides, President)

18. North Macedonia (Gordana Siljanovska Davkova, President)

19. UN (Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General)

20. Mexico (Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Minister of Foreign Affairs)

21. Ecumenical Patriarchate, (The Eucomencial Patriarch, Bartholomew I)

22. Holy See (Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State)

23. Slovakia (Juraj Blanár, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs) 

24. United States of America (Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor)

25. Canada (Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister)

Media programme

Saturday 15 June 2024

Press conferences are held in the media center and are livestreamed.

Afternoon till 4:30 pm
Afternoon till 4:30 pm Arrival of Heads of Delegation Livestream & host broadcast footage
1:30 pm Press statements 
by President Amherd and President Zelenskyy
Livestream

4 pm Heads of Delegation walk to the opening Pressline along
the way to the opening (limited numbers)

Livestream
4:30-5:30 pm Official welcome
ceremony
Livestream and EBU global distribution 

Hostbroadcaster access only
5:30 pm Opening addresses Livestream and EBU global distribution

Hostbroadcaster access only
7 pm Family photo Livestream

Hostbroadcaster access only

Sunday 16 June 2024

Press conferences are held in the media center and are livestreamed.

11.30 am

11.30 am

Closing plenary Livestream
2:20 pm
Closing Press Conference
by
- Swiss President Amherd
- Ukrainian President Zelenskyy
- President of the European Commission von der Leyen
- President of Chile Boric Font
- Prime Minister of Canada Trudeau
- President of Ghana Akufo-Addo
Livestream and EBU global distribution
3:10 pm Press conference
by President Zelenskyy
Livestream
4:15 pm Press conference
by President Amherd & Swiss Foreign Minister Cassis

Livestream

News on the Summit on Peace in Ukraine

List of participating states and organisations

The list of participating states and organisations of the Summit on Peace in Ukraine, as of 17 June, can be found under the following link:

List of participating states and organisations (as of 17 June 2024) (PDF, 4 Pages, 266.6 kB, English)

Media requests

Image gallery

Images of the event will be made available on Flickr as soon as possible. These pictures may exclusively be used for editorial purposes. For reasons of security and space, photographers will only have access to the press conference, not the summit itself.

Livestream

For security reasons, a physical presence of media representatives in the summit venue must be highly restricted. Thus, a livestream of the main events will be provided. 

Streams & replays of the Summit on Peace in Ukraine

Pooled video footage

Pool video footage of key programme items will be available free of charge. Files can be downloaded from iOGates approximately 1 hour after individual events have taken place.

The footage will remain available for 7 days after the summit has ended.

When using video material, please mention the following credit: FDFA / SRG-SSR

Stand-up positions

A limited number of stand-up positions for TV live inserts and interviews are available with power and dedicated internet at the Residence terrace right across the media centre. Eurovision News Events will be offering fully equipped live stand-up positions bookable on an ad hoc basis. There will also be non-equipped space to do short live inserts or as-lives. The positions are available only for accredited media.

To reserve a dedicated stand-up position contact:
newsevents@eurovision.net / +41 22 717 28 40

On-site and live satellite transmission of Host coverage

The primary host coverage, produced by SRF, will be distributed on site via multboxes in the Media Center. Please be sure to bring your own BNC cable. Select events of the Summit will also be distributed live via satellite worldwide, with the support of Eurovision News Events. Once the schedule is finalized, you will be able to receive the parameters for the downlink by clicking on the “Book Now” button, then “Participation +” on this webpage: https://www.eurovision.net/events/news/politics/54351/details

Access to the signal via satellite will be free of charge.

For any questions about receiving the live distribution contact:
newsevents@eurovision.net / +41 22 717 28 40

When using video material, please mention the following credit: FDFA / SRG-SSR

Frequency coordination

All users must register their wireless radio devices in advance via webtool FreqCoord by 10 June 2024. Wireless devices may not be used if they have not been registered. All wireless radio devices must be checked on-site before use and receive a validation sticker. This does not apply to smartphones, notebooks and bluetooth headphones. For more details check the below pdf.

Information on frequency coordination (PDF, 1 Page, 121.9 kB, English)

Media Center

A media center at the Bürgenstock with open space workstations will be available for accredited media.

Opening hours:

  • Saturday, 15 June: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. 
  • Sunday, 16 June: 7 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Media representatives should bring their own adaptors to ensure that their devices can be connected to Swiss power outlets.

Badges

The badges for media professionals can be collected on Saturday 15 June from 8:00 am on in Obbürgen.

Arrival / Shuttle service

Individual access to the summit venue will not be possible, but a shuttle service departing from Stans will be set up. As parking space in Stans is scarce, please favor public transportation.

Accommodation

Media representatives are responsible for organizing their own accommodation.

Social Media

Please make sure to use the official hashtags in all your posts, tweets, shares, and retweets: 

#UAPeaceSummit

#PathToPeace

Official accounts of the Swiss Confederation

Foreign affairs

  X @SwissMFA

  X @EDA_DFAE

@eda_dfae

Swiss Federal Government

  X @SwissGOV

  X @BR_Sprecher

@gov.ch

Foreign Minister

  X @ignaziocassis

@ignaziocassis

President

  X @Violapamherd

  X @vbs_ddps

@viola.amherd

Last update 18.06.2024

Contact

FDFA Communication

Federal Palace West
3003 Bern

Phone (for journalists only):
+41 58 460 55 55

Phone (for all other requests):
+41 58 462 31 53

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