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Practical information

The Swiss telephone directory lists business and private contact information.

The companies listed in this section are included on the basis of their proximity to the ITU premises and their inclusion in no way implies any recommendation or preference on the part of ITU.

Geneva weather forecast

 

Bank

UBS, 17 chemin Louis-Dunant (opposite the Tower building)

  • Monday to Friday from 0830 to 1630 hours

Cash dispensers are open 24/7 outside the bank.

For money transfers to other countries, Western Union has branches in town, at the main railway station and at the airport.

 

Post Office

CICG branch office, 15 rue de Varembé

  • Monday to Friday from 0800 to 1200 and from 1400 to 1800 hours
  • Saturday from 0800 to 1100 hours.

Montbrillant main office, 16 rue des Gares

  • Monday to Friday from 0800 to 2000 hours
  • Saturday from 0800 to 1200 hours
  • Sunday from 1600 to 1900 hours.

At the Post Office it is also possible to exchange EUR and USD.

Consulates

 

International institutions, missions and companies

 

Dry cleaners

  • Atelier Pressing Quotidien, 59 avenue Wendt
  • En 5 Sec, in "La Tourelle" shopping center
  • Pressing Inter, 37 rue de Moillebeau
 

Shopping

Supermarkets

  • Coop, 90 rue de Montbrillant
  • Migros, 5 rue du Vidollet

Shopping Center

Normal shopping hours in Geneva:

  • Monday to Friday from 0830 to 1830 hours (many stores remain open until 2100 hours on Thursdays)
  • Saturday from 0830 to 1800 hours
  • Sunday, closed (except for petrol stations, newsagents and the airport shopping complex).

Tax-free shopping at the SAFI store in the UN Office in Geneva campus Palais des Nations (for delegates and international organization staff).

  • Monday to Friday from 1200 to 1830 hours.
 

Swiss online press

 

Other

Telephone cards and power adaptors can be bought from the ITU shop (in the lobby of the Tower building) or from Post Offices. Telephone cards can also be bought from newsagents.

The voltage in Switzerland is similar to that in most other European countries, i.e. 230V/50Hz. Switzerland uses two types of electric plug: type C (two pins) and type J (three pins).

Religious worship
Many faiths and observances are officially represented within the canton of Geneva. On Saturdays, the Geneva newspapers carry details of the various possibilities for worship.