Practical information for participants - Geneva (CICG)

Meeting venue

Centre International de Conférences Genève  (CICG)
17 Rue de Varembé
1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
Telephone: + 41 (0) 22 791 91 11
Fax: + 41 (0) 22 791 90 64

Local transportation

It is easy to get to the Conference Centre once you are in Geneva. Geneva's Cointrin International Airport is about five km away and with a taxi, it takes only about ten minutes to reach the Conference Centre. Geneva's main railway station, Cornavin, is 2 km from the Conference Centre and linked with public transportation (tramway and bus) as well as taxies.  See access map to the CICG.

Geneva's public transport is nearly always fast, frequent, safe and clean. From the airport, you can take bus 10 to downtown Geneva. You can also take the train. Connections approximately every 8 minutes.

To get to the Conference Centre from the main train station, you can get bus number 5 (get off at Vermont or Varembé), bus 8 (get off at IUT) or tramway 13 or 15, direction Nations (get off at Nations).

Taxis are easily available and safe but comparatively expensive. Call 022 320 22 02 or 022 331 41 33 if you need a taxi.

Bus and tramway network (in french)

Bus and tramway itineraries (in French)

Hotel reservations

Delegates are required to handle their own hotel reservation by contacting the hotel directly.

A list of hotels with UN preferential rates is available for your convenience:  


Swiss franc (CHF). Average exchange rates: 1 US dollar~ 0.97 CHF. 1 Euro ~ 1.31 CHF.


It is strongly recommended to delegates to secure their own international medical, accident and travel insurances. The Stockholm Convention Secretariat is not liable for any loss or damage whatsoever that may be incurred by delegates, during their travel time to and from the meetings as well as during the period of participation to the meetings.


The CICG bar and restaurant located at level 0 and 1.

Other lunch places within walking distance from the CCV:  


Voltage: 230 volts
Frequency: 50 Hz
Plug/socket: C (CEE 7/16) , J

C (CEE 7/16)- photo Wikimedia Commons plug J - photo Wikimedia Commons

Other useful information

Geneva International Airport
Map of Geneva with search function
Information to travel free on public transport during your stay in Geneva
Geneva Tourism