The Geneva Summit is free and open to everyone. Please register today and invite your friends to do so as well. Regrettably, no subsidies are available for travel, hotel, or other expenses, which are all at your own cost.
We recommend that you book your hotel as soon as possible. Click here to find a list of hotels by category.
GENEVA WELCOME CENTER
Switzerland joined the Schengen Zone on 12 December 2008. Holders of a valid Schengen visa no longer need a visa to enter Switzerland if they are traveling as tourists and their stay does not exceed three months in any half year period.
Those without a Schengen visa must make suitable arrangements to obtain a visa to enter Swiss territory.
We remind you that the provisions in force concerning entry into the Schengen Zone are very strict. Those people requiring a visa are strongly encouraged to take the necessary steps as soon as possible at the Swiss Consulate or the Diplomatic Mission responsible for the necessary formalities in their country of residence.
All visitors staying in a hotel, youth hostel or campsite in Geneva can receive the Geneva Transport Card at no extra cost. This card enables the holder to use the entire public transport system in Geneva (bus, train, tram).
HOW TO REACH THE CONFERENCE CENTRE
The Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy will be held on February 19, 2013 at the International Conference Centre in Geneva (CICG). The CICG is located near the Place des Nations, the seat of the United Nation Human Rights Council. The CICG is easily accessible by public transportation. Below are the various means of reaching the Centre:
From Cornavin Central Train Station
- Take Bus 5 (every 12 mins), direction Palexpo and stop at Vermon. This is the most practical way of reaching the CICG.
- Take Bus 8 (every 12 mins), direction Appia, and stop at UIT behind the CICG.
- Take Tram 15 (every 5 mins) and stop at Nation, terminus of the line.
From Geneva Airport
-Take the train to Cornavin central station (journey: 6 mins) and then choose from the solutions above.
-Take Bus 28, direction Botanic Gardens, stop at Nations or Bus 5, direction Hôpital, stop at Varembe and then walk to the CICG.
The International Conference Centre in Geneva is accessible to people with disabilities. Every floor of the building is served by a lift with buttons indicating the floor number in Braille. More information on the CICG website: www.cicg.ch