WG ABS 6 - Information for Participants

14.1 Internet access and document reproduction
Participants will have access to the internet at the Cyberspace located in the Library, door 20, 1st floor (PN. B-121), from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm daily. For courtesy reasons, the use of the computers is limited to 15 minutes, and only 10 minutes during peak times. WIFI will also be available in the plenary room and the immediate surrounding area.

It should be noted that there will be no Business Centre located within the meeting venue. A coin operated copier machine will be made available close to the conference room area. For large volume reproductions, delegates may wish to use a service provider, CopyQuick, located in the vicinity of the meeting venue. The coordinates are as follows:

CopyQuick (Monday – Friday; 8 am - noon and 1:30 pm to 6 pm)
Rue Liotard 58
1202 Geneva
Telephone: + 41 (0) 22 345 00 97
Email: geli@copyquick.ch

14.2 Post office
The Post Office (operated by the Swiss Postal Authority) is situated in the Council Building on the ground floor (Door 6, ext. 7 2568), and the opening hours are from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

In accordance with the Postal Agreement signed between the United Nations and the Swiss Federal Postal Administration, mail dispatched from the Palais des Nations is franked exclusively with United Nations stamps in Swiss francs. These stamps are valid only for mail posted in the Palais des Nations. Swiss stamps may not be used for franking mail posted in the Palais des Nations.

14.3 Telephone facilities
Participants will have access to pre-paid and credit card operated public telephones for local, national and international calls. The telephones are located in the main foyers of the United Nations Building.

14.4 Restaurants, cafeteria and bars
The restaurant on the 8th floor of the Assembly Building serves hot meals from 11.45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday. The restaurant also offers facilities for cocktail and dinner parties, and private luncheons. For more information, please contact + 41 22 917 5619 (ext. 7 3588 or 7 5619).

The cafeteria (ext. 7 3467) located on the ground floor of the Assembly Building is open to members of delegations, journalists, etc. from 8.15 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. Monday to Friday. Lunch is served from 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The bar on the ground floor of the Council Building (Press Bar – Door 6) is open from 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Monday to Friday. The “Bar Serpent” in the Conference room area of the E-Building is open from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Monday to Friday. The Delegates’ Lounge on the 3rd floor of the Assembly Building (Room VI) is open from 8.30 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. Monday to Friday.

14.5 Bank
The United Nations branches of the UBS Bank are located as follows:
  • Door 6 area of the Council Building: ground floor (ext. 7 2170) open from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (non-stop), Monday to Friday.
  • Door 41 area of the E-Building on the 2nd floor (ext. 7 4916) open from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 to 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

14.6 First aid
In case of emergency, dial extension 112.

First aid services are available at the infirmaries as follows:
  • Secretariat Building: Room No. 022 (basement) Door 2, ext. 7 2807 open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • E-Building: Room E-3053 (3rd floor) ext. 7 5009 open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

14.7 Travel agency
Carlson Wagonlit has two offices. One is located on the ground floor in the lobby of the Council Building (Door 6, ext. 7 2850) and the second can be found in the entrance hall of the E-Building (2nd floor–Door 40 - ext. 7 4622). The opening hours are from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

14.8 Sale of publications, newspapers and periodicals
United Nations publications are for sale at the kiosk located on the 2nd floor of the E-Building (Door 40). The opening hours are from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Delegates are entitled to a 25% discount on the purchase of publications.

Newspapers and periodicals are on sale at Naville kiosks located as follows:
  • Council-Building: Lobby (Door 6) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • E-Building: 2nd floor, North end (Lausanne side) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

14.9 SAFI (Service d’achats et de commande de fonctionnaires internationaux)
The Purchase and Order Group of International Civil Servants is located in the basement of the K-Building entrance (Door 1), and is open from 12 to 6.30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Various articles are available including, radios, watches, perfumes, cosmetics, luggage, chocolates, tobacco, food, drinks etc. This is not a duty free shop, but a cooperative that offers reduced prices. The Cooperative is exclusively reserved for the United Nations family. The badge issued to participants for the meeting allows access.

14.10 Cloak room
Unattended cloak rooms and coat racks will be found in close proximity to all Conference Rooms. The United Nations can assume no responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, any articles deposited. It should be noted that no big luggage or suitcases will be allowed inside the cloak rooms.

15. Other

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme