WG ABS 7 - Information for Participants

2. Venue

13. Other

Payment Of The Daily Subsistence Allowances (DSA)

The DSA will be paid to the sponsored participants starting Monday, 30 March 2009.

Official Language

The official language in France is French. However, English is spoken and understood in hotels and restaurants.

Weather and time zone information

In April, temperatures in Paris usually range between a maximum of +15°C in the daytime and a minimum of +6°C at night. The standard time zone will be GMT +2 hours (Please note that Daylight Savings time begins on Sunday, 29 March 2009). Current weather conditions in the area can be found at: http://www.worldweather.org/062/c00194.htm.


The electrical currents are 220 volts, 50 Hertz. The type of sockets used is illustrated below:


The currency in France is the Euro (€). The current exchange rate as at 19 February 2009 is US $1 = 0.79 € and (Euro) 1 € = US $1.27.

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