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Forum venue 

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 and resources website. The 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 in English. The workshop will be audiocast.


The workshop will be audiocast live on February 26-27 2004. This page will provide links to the live audiocast and archives.

Working hours 

The hours of the workshop will be as set out in the agenda.

Hotel accommodation 

A list of hotels in Geneva and the surrounding area that accord special rates to participants of ITU meetings is available at Bookings should be made directly with the hotels themselves. Booking forms are available at:  Please contact should you require any further assistance regarding hotel bookings. 


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.

Electrical appliances 

The electric voltage in Switzerland is 220 V/50 Hz. 

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 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 building 

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. 

Travel Agency 

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 flights, etc. 

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