WSIS Forum 2017 will be held from 12–16 June 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. More info.

Practical Information

The WSIS Forum 2016 will be held from 2–6 May 2016 in Geneva Switzerland. This event, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, builds upon the tradition of annual WSIS May meetings, and its new format is the result of open consultations with all WSIS Stakeholders. The Forum will be hosted by ITU and held in the ITU Headquarters.

Getting to ITU

ITU's headquarters in Geneva are conveniently located overlooking the Place des Nations in the heart of the Geneva's United Nations district. Access is easy by foot or private transport, or using public transport.



The ITU Travel Service maintains a list of hotels and residences of different categories in and around Geneva that offer special rates to delegates attending its conferences and meetings. The list is accompanied by booking forms.


At and around ITU

How to get around the ITU premises, connect to Wi-Fi, ITU printers, etc. As well as where to find a bank, post office, shops, etc.
At ITU    Around ITU


Badging Information

For on-site participants badges issued by ITU will be required to enter the ITU and CICG buildings.

Badging Desks

Badging will take place at registration desks located on the ground floor reception area of the ITU Montbrillant building.

Please note:

  • There will be no registration desk at the CICG premises, badges should be collected at the ITU Montbrillant building.

  • Badges should be picked up personally as these are photo badges and a photo is compulsory.

Opening hours

Friday, 29 April

14:00 – 17:00

Monday, 2 May

08:00 – 17:00

Tuesday, 3 May

07:30 – 19:00

Wednesday, 4 to Friday, 6 May

08:00 – 17:00

itu montbrillant building

WSIS Forum 2016 | WSIS Action Lines: Supporting the Implementation of SDGs
2–6 May 2016, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland