The Workshop on Internet Governance
will be held in Room B, -2 floor, ITU Tower
Building, Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva.
Registration of participants
The registration desk will open at 8.30 am on
Thursday 26th February 2004, outside Room B. The
first day session will begin at 9:30 AM: see the agenda.
Contributions and Documentation
Will be posted on the contributions
website. The output of the workshop, the Chairman's
report, will be
submitted to the
appropriate ITU decision-making bodies for their further
All presentations and discussions will be in
English. The workshop will be audiocast.
will be audiocast live on February 26-27 2004.
will provide links to the live audiocast and
The hours of the workshop will be as set out in
A list of hotels in Geneva and the surrounding
area that accord special rates to participants of
ITU meetings is available at http://www.itu.int/travel/.
Bookings should be made directly with the hotels
themselves. Booking forms are available at: http://www.itu.int/travel/BookingForm.html
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you
require any further assistance regarding hotel
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 0830 to 1630 hours on weekdays.
The electric voltage in Switzerland is 220 V/50
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 0730 to 1200 and 1345 to 1800 hours.
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 many 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 travelling 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.
Transportation to the ITU Tower
ITU headquarters is approximately a 10-15
minute taxi-ride from the Geneva airport.
To call a taxi, please dial 022 33 141 33. Bus
routes 5 (direction "Palexpo") and 8
(direction "OMS") 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, buses 5 and 8). Passengers should
get off at the stop named Vermont (for route 5) or
at UIT (for route 8). A standard ticket for the
Geneva city area costs 2.20 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.
The Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agency (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