United Nations Correspondents’ Association

Namaste Press Correspondents.

The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) is an international collective of press influencers. This committee is not only unique and diverse in its composition but also in its product.  It synthesizes the content and the aesthetic aspects of the Press to ensure effective communication through its departments – reporting, photography and caricature.

All press members are expected to display professionalism and be intimately acquainted with their news agencies, the working and agendas of their respective committees.

Journalism at the UNCA advances an incredible opportunity to enrich analytical, creative and expressive skills. However, critically dissecting and eloquently presenting information to create meaningful political discourse is a challenging responsibility. UNCA provides thorough training in writing the classic news articles and also debut some out-of-the-box articles with which to capture the essence of their committee in an array of ways (such as broadcast media and breaking news) that include but are not restricted to writing.

We train in ethics, research, questioning and some theory, all in accordance with the UNCA constitution which, although comprehensive, provides ample scope for creativity.

Each picture conveys a thousand words. In photography at UNCA, our goal is to move everyone with our work. It is an incredible opportunity to present your outlook and perspective in the field of photojournalism, requiring dedication, discipline, and immense creativity. The process is challenging but also a great learning experience for a growing photographer.

Caricature involves putting the face of a joke on the body of truth. The caricaturist draws the picture, description, or imitation of a person in which certain striking characteristics are exaggerated in order to create a comic or grotesque effect. The main aim is to make the images showing the features of the subject in a simplified or exaggerated way through sketching, pencil strokes or other tools.

Caricatures can be complementary or insulting and can serve different purposes such as gentle mockery of serious socio-political action or for entertainment. At UNCA, the caricaturists are given creative freedom to express the committee and the agenda from their perspective and skills.

Hoping to see you all as Comrades-in-Ink!

Ankita Agrawal and Shivani Ahuja – Editors of Design

Ishita Chibb Sharma and Uma Bakshi – Editors of Content

Mrittika Maitra – Editor-in-Chief