UNESCO Hosts AP At Paris 2024 Headquarters

For the duration of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, The Associated Press will provide international media with broadcast facilities and live shots from the rooftop and garden of UNESCO's Paris Headquarters.

We are pleased to welcome The Associated Press to UNESCO's Headquarters, an international landmark in Paris, and to facilitate the work of dozens of international media during the Olympic Games. This sports news hub will contribute to celebrating the Olympic values - inclusion, fairness, and respect - which are also those promoted by our Organization.

Audrey AzoulayUNESCO Director-General

The Associated Press is pleased to be working from UNESCO's headquarters for the Paris Olympics, The iconic landmark and stunning backdrop of the Eiffel Tower will be of great interest to our international broadcast clients.

Daisy VeerasinghamAP President and CEO

From July 22 to August 12, AP 360, the news agency's production arm, will run multiple live studios at UNESCO, hosting key global broadcasters; as well as providing journalists with workspaces and technical and logistical support for the duration of the Games. Over 100 journalists from all over the world are expected to work out of UNESCO and AP's news hub.

About UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

The UNESCO building, with its iconic Y-shaped design, is a treasure of modern architecture and the fruit of a collaboration between three emblematic 20th Century architects: Bernard Zehrfuss (France), Marcel Breuer (Hungary), and Pier Luigi Nervi (Italy). Nicknamed the 'three-pointed star', the edifice stands on 72 columns of concrete piling and is a remarkable example of Brutalist architecture in Paris.

Opposite the main building, with the Eiffel Tower as backdrop, the gardens and patios designed by Brazilian architect Burle Marx are dominated by the Symbolic Globe of Peace by Erik Reitzel and framed by the 194 flags of UNESCO's Member States. UNESCO Headquarters is also home to a modern art collection of over 2000 works by artists including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Jean Arp, Karel Appel, Afro Basaldella, Roberto Matta, Henry Moore, Rufino Tamayo, Le Corbusier, and Tadao Ando.

Every year, UNESCO hosts hundreds of events at its headquarters, including conferences, cultural performances, film screenings and fashion shows. Since the start of 2024, more than 12,000 visitors have been able to discover this emblematic Parisian building during guided tours.

About UNESCO and Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

As part of its mandate, UNESCO promotes the educational, cultural and social dimensions of sport and physical education. During the Games, UNESCO will also celebrate the values of sports with free exhibitions and events, open to visitors from around the world:

'Cultures at the Games!' (24 June-8 September 2024)

In partnership with the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, this exhibition presents 140 photographs exploring cultural diversity and the values of sport taken during the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games since 1924.

'Sport Changes the Game' (20 July-8 September 2024)

This exhibition explores sport's essential contribution to our societies, in terms of peace-building, gender equality, inclusion, the fight against climate change and health. It features the testimonies of many sports figures who, through their commitment, have helped to change the world and overcome prejudice.

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