Administrative Information

TRAVELING TO GENEVA | PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Visa

All meeting participants are responsible for making their own visa arrangements. For information about the visas process, please consult the Visa page.

Travel and accommodation

Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses, and to ensure that they have adequate medical coverage for the duration of their stay in Switzerland. As several other large events will take place in Geneva in April, it is recommended that delegations book their accommodation as early as possible.

Sponsorship Programme

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has with generous support from donors established a limited Sponsorship Programme to facilitate the participation of government representatives from low-income and affected states. For further information, please contact the Interim Implementation Support Unit (ISU) at UNDP/BCPR at: ccm.contact(at)undp.org.

Arrival in Geneva

A ticket that allows 80 minutes free travel on public transport in the city centre (bus, tram and train) is available at the airport. The ticket machine is at the end of luggage carousel no. 3.

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will cost approximately 35 CHF (15 minute ride). For more information on public transportation in Geneva, visit www.tpg.ch. A free pass for public transport in Geneva for the entire length of your stay can also be obtained at the hotel.

THE INTERSESSIONAL MEETING TO THE CCM

Participation and registration

The Intersessional Meeting to the CCM is open to the states parties, non-state parties, and any interested international and non-governmental organisations.

There is no entrance charge to delegations for participation in the intersessional meeting.

An identification badge will be prepared on the basis of information submitted on the conference registration form. It will be available for collection by delegates at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) building from 8.30am on Monday, 7 April.

Venue

The meeting will be held at the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) building, 7 bis avenue de la Paix, Geneva. The GICHD will provide logistical and administrative support for this meeting. The WMO building is situated at the last stop of bus line n° 1 and n° 11, in the direction of “Jardin Botanique”. The building can be located on the map.

Bus n° 1 can be taken in front of the main train station “Cornavin”. Bus n° 11 can be taken from Place des Nations (connection to tram no° 15).

Languages

Interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish.

Side events

Information on side events that are open to all delegates will be provided on www.clusterconvention.org/meetings/intersessional-meetings/april-2014/. If you wish to book a room for a side event or meeting, please contact UNDP (Email: ccm.contact(at)undp.org). Please note that side events or meetings that run concurrent to the intersessional meeting are discouraged.

Questions about the programme for the meeting

For inquiries related to the content of the agenda for the meeting, please consult www.clusterconvention.org/meetings/intersessional-meetings/april-2014/ or contact UNDP (Email: ccm.contact(at)undp.org)