Practical Information for Delegates
Who can attend
Given the multi-stakeholder approach of the Global Platform, participants from the following groups are invited to register: Member States, Parliamentarians, Local Governments, United Nations system entities, Intergovernmental Organizations, Major Groups and other stakeholder groups.
Online registration for the 2019 Global Platform is now open, and participants are requested to register early.
The Conference will be held at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)
Address: 17 rue de Varembe, CH - 1211 Geneve 20, Switzerland. Opening hours: 07:00 to 19:00 daily
Access to the CICG Conference Centre:
From the airport
The International Conference Centre Geneva is 5 kilometres away from the international airport. Access is facilitated by good public transport services, and free bus tickets are available from a machine in the airport baggage claim area.
Geneva Public Transport website: www.tpg.ch
Public transport from the international airport (bus stop at arrivals level): Bus 5 : Bus stop "Vermont" and Bus 28 : Bus stop "Nations"
Taxis are available at the arrivals level of the airport. They are metered, so costs will vary, but the journey from the airport into the city centre will usually cost around CHF 30. A taxi stand is located on avenue de la Paix, next to the Place des Nations and 200m from the conference centre. Taxis are usually available round the clock.
The following direct telephone number will ensure arrival within minutes: +41 22 331 41 33
The Nations Public Parking garage is accessible from several entry points around the Place des Nations and is 100 metres from the CICG Conference centre.
Hotels and accommodation in Geneva
Participants are required to arrange their own hotel bookings for their stay in Geneva.
Early booking and accommodation is advised, as other large events are scheduled to take place in Geneva around the same date. For more information, you may wish to consult http://www.geneve-tourisme.ch
Additional accommodation may be available in neighbouring France, with good public transport options that will require between 20 and 60 minutes of travel (please note that a separate visa may be required for France).
Updates, News and Information
Official logos of UNISDR and the Global Platform
Use of the UNISDR or Global Platform logos requires written authorization from the UNISDR secretariat. Contact: email@example.com
Press and Media Accreditation
Global Platform conference badges are essential for all journalists to gain access to the venue. Only one badge is needed to cover all Global Platform sessions for the duration of the conference.
The UN Press Corps can receive their Global Platform conference badge on presentation of their UN badge. Other journalists must provide proof of credentials to receive a badge to attend the conference.
Ms. Brigitte Leoni
Senior Communications Officer
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Tel: +41 917 77908
Mobile: +41 76 691 04 41
Please click here for further details on applying for a Swiss visa.
Security in the conference venue of the 2019 Global Platform is the responsibility of the United Nations. Outside these premises, all external security related issues are the responsibility of the host country, Switzerland. All arriving high-level participants should alert their respective permanent missions in Geneva for arrangements regarding security, transport, accommodation and other protocol matters. The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in Geneva must be kept informed of the arrival in Switzerland of all Heads of State including dates of arrival.
Internet and electricity
Free wireless Internet access will be available at the CICG conference centre during all opening hours of the Global Platform conference. One hour of free Internet access is also available at the Geneva airport.
Electricity in Switzerland is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. Please note that a plug converter will be necessary. For more information about the appropriate plug to use in Switzerland, please click here.