The display of the conference badge is mandatory for admission to the Palais des Nations, and the meeting rooms of the UNOG Conference Centre. As aforementioned, the badges issued will not bear photos and therefore, participants are requested to have photo identification on their person when entering the premises of the Palais des Nations.
Access to the premises by taxi is prohibited at all times, hence taxis may take participants no further than the Pregny Gate entrance. Please refer to the Map of the Palais des Nations in annex A
Attention is also drawn to a circular issued by UNOG which stipulates that, as a general rule, access to the United Nations premises with large luggage (i.e. larger than carry-on size) is not authorized. Pedestrians carrying large luggage will be directed to the Pregny Gate where, after security clearance, their items will be stored (to the extent possible) in the storage space available. Any luggage detected inside cars as a result of random vehicle checks may be subject to security inspection.
In light of these security measures, participants are encouraged to arrive early to facilitate passage through the security gates leading to the Conference rooms, and are advised to refrain from bringing large pieces of luggage to the site. Any piece of luggage found unattended within the United Nations premises may be impounded and disposed of by the Security and Safety Section. Any costs incurred by such an action will be charged to the owner of the luggage.