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Practical Information for Meeting Participants

Meeting Venue

The Partnerships for Global Cybersecurity meeting will be held in Room C, ITU Headquarters, Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland.

Entrance and pick up of badges at the ITU Montbrillant Building (Entrance: 2, Rue de Varembé).

(1) ITU Tower Building (Entrance: Av. Giuseppe-Motta)
(2) ITU Varembé Building (Entrance: 6, Rue de Varembé)
(3) ITU Montbrillant Building (Entrance: 2, Rue de Varembé)
(4) EFTA European Free Trade Association
(5) CICG International Conference Center of Geneva
(6) Underground garage (Parking des Nations)
(7) Le Saleve


The registration desk, where you can collect your badge, is located in the ITU Montbrillant Building (opens at 8.30 am on Monday 14 May and Tuesday 15 May). Discussions and presentations will start at 9:30 am on Monday and Tuesday.

Contributions and Documentation

Contributions from meeting participants and other entities will be posted on the website. The main output of the workshop, the Chairman's report, will be submitted to the appropriate ITU decision-making bodies for their further consideration.


All presentations and discussions will be held in English.

Working Hours

The hours of the meeting are as specified in the draft agenda.

Hotel Accommodation

A list of hotels in Geneva and the surrounding area that accord special rates to participants of ITU meetings is available here

Bookings should be made directly with the hotels themselves. Booking forms are available here.


A UBS bank at which currency can be exchanged is situated across from the ITU Tower building (17bis rue Louis Dunant) and is open continuously from 08:30 am to 16:30 pm on weekdays.

Post Office

A Post Office is situated about 200m to the right as you exit the ITU Varembé building, and then left around a bend. It is open on weekdays from 07:30 am to 12:00 am and 13:45 pm to 18:00 pm. 


The ITU Montbrillant cafeteria (level 1), ITU Tower cafeteria (level 15) as well as the ITU Tower basement café (level -2) will be open during the day. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the ITU.

Swiss Entry Visas

Participants requiring a visa in order to enter Switzerland are reminded that they must obtain the visa before traveling to Switzerland. Delegates from countries in which Switzerland is not represented (by an Embassy or Consulate) must obtain their visas in a third country. The Swiss authorities have introduced new measures concerning visas. Visas are no longer issued at the airport. The ITU is unable to intervene to assist with requests to have entry visas to Switzerland issued at the airport. 

See further information here.

Transportation to ITU

ITU headquarters is approximately a 10-15 minute taxi-ride from the Geneva airport. 

To call a taxi, dial 022 33 141 33. Bus routes 5 (direction "Palexpo") and 8 (direction "OMS"/"WHO") and tram 13 run from the city centre (bus 5 from Place Bel Air, bus 8 from Rive) and the square in front of the railway station (Place Cornavin). Passengers should get off at the stop named Vermont (for route 5) at UIT/ITU (for route 8) or at UNHCR (tram 13). A standard ticket for the Geneva city area costs 3 Swiss francs and can be purchased from the orange machines situated at each bus stop. It is necessary to have the correct change when using these machines. The above-mentioned ticket is valid on the entire network for a duration of one hour. No special ticket is required in order to transfer from one bus to another within that time period.

Parking restrictions are in force in the streets adjacent to the ITU. To avoid fines, participants are advised to respect these restrictions, particularly in the area adjacent to the ITU Varembé Building main entrance. 

Travel Agency

The Travel Agency within the ITU (office T.1108 on the 11th floor of the ITU Tower Building, telephone extensions 5168, 5169 and 5170) is at the disposal of delegates for booking excursions, making hotel reservations, confirming flights, etc.

Also refer to the ITU travel website for links to hotels in Geneva that can be booked at ITU preferential rates. Keep in mind that meeting participants may have to provide evidence that they are attending an ITU meeting (badge or invitation letter) when checking in.

More information can be found here.


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