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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

Contact: 202 927-8500

July 1, 2002


United Nations Press Accreditation Requirements for ATF
Tobacco Conference:

Washington, DC - Members of the media intending to cover
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms' International Conference
on Illicit Tobacco Trade (ICITT), July 30-August 1, 2002, from the conference
location at the United Nations must obtain accreditation from the UN Media
Accreditation & Liaison Unit. Press must submit accreditation requests
on letterhead via fax to (212) 963-4642. To verify receipt of fax, please
call(212) 963-5934/7164. Passes must be obtained at 45th & 1st Avenue,
Unitar building. Two forms of photo ID are required. The office is open
Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. to
4:30 p.m., and on Friday mornings.

Only certain meetings during this conference will be open to the public
and press. For details, visit