Practical Info for the Participants

Practical Info for the Participants

Inter-sessional seminar on cultural rights and the protection of cultural heritage

Practical Information for participants

Date and Venue

Room XIX, Palais des Nations, Geneva.

7 July 2017, 10:00 – 18:00.

A lunch break is scheduled from 13:00 to 15:00.


All States and organizations accrediting representatives or individuals wishing to attend the Seminar are required to register online at:

The deadline for registration is 3 July 2017.

Accreditation at UN Premises

Upon arrival to the UN premises, participants without a UNOG identity badge should proceed to the accreditation office at the “Pregny Gate” security entrance (8-14 Avenue de la Paix) with all the required documentation (e-ticket received after registration and original passport or ID document). An Accreditation Officer will issue a photo-badge granting access to the conference room in Palais des Nations. Please make sure to plan enough time for the accreditation process.

Please see a map of UN premises, including of Pregny Gate and room XIX, at the seminar’s registration homepage: (

Getting around in Geneva

Please note that participants arriving to Geneva from abroad are expected to make their own flight and hotel arrangements.

Taxis, buses and the railway service link the Geneva Airport (Cointrin) with the main station (Cornavin Station) in downtown Geneva every few minutes. From here, most hotels can be accessed via a range of public transport options including bus, trams and taxis.

People staying in a hotel, a youth hostel or a campsite in the canton of Geneva, receive a "Geneva Transport Card" free of charge. This personal and non-transferable card will be given to guests upon arrival at their hotel and allows free unlimited travel on Geneva's public transport network (UNIRESO: bus (TPG), train (CFF) and boat (Mouettes Genevoises) for the full duration of their stay.

For information about public transport in Geneva, please see: For more information regarding hotel and transport in Geneva, please see:

Transportation to Palais des Nations

Transport tickets can be purchased at the ticket machines next to the tram / bus stops and can also be bought at the Geneva Transport Office (TPG office on the ground floor of the Gare Cornavin (main train station).

The Palais des Nations can be reached by buses and trams. Bus lines 8, 28, F, V and Z stop at "Appia"; bus lines 5 and 11 stop at "Nations"; and tramway 15 stop at terminus "Nations".

Maps of the Geneva public transport network are available at the TPG website:


Interpretation will be available in all six UN languages throughout the seminar.


Brenda Vukovic: , +41 22 917 9635

Johanne Bouchard: , +41 22 917 9630