Logistical Information

1. Accommodation

2. Transportation

3. Restaurants

4. Services

5. Useful phone numbers

Accommodations in Geneva

Please call the following hotels for a room reservation in Geneva.

Notice: The prices below are those from 2015.

Important: Occupancy tax per person: CHF 2.50,- (subject to change). This tax entitles you to the Geneva Transport card in most accomodations, giving you free access to the public transport during your stay.

Please note: Sometimes a credit card is needed for reservation. If this is the case you will find a “CC” at the description. If you want to stay in a hostel and don’t have a credit card (www.youthhostel.ch) you can make a deposit at a hostel from “Hostelling International” (4500 Hostels worldwide; www.hihostels.com) in your country to confirm the reservation. Another way to make a reservation at a hotel if you don’t have a credit card is by paying a part of the whole amount in advance.




106, Route de Ferney

1202 Geneva

Tel: +41 22 546 23 00 / Hotline +41 79 950 89 02

Fax: +41 22 546 23 12

E-mail: delegates.cagi@etat.ge.ch

Web site: www.cagi.ch/en.php

The offered services are intended for NGOs delegates or delegates representing Least Developed Countries (LDC), who do not have sufficient means to ensure their stay in Geneva.

The request for accommodation has to be submitted by the form which is available on the CAGI website. Please follow the application procedure here:



Other services:

  • Granting of a subsidy, under certain conditions, to reduce lodging cost;
  • Welcome and practical information for delegates during their stay in Geneva;
  • Development of synergies between delegates;
  • Logistical support before coming to Geneva;
  • Office space with free WIFI in the building and PC -Workstations (10 PCs and a printer) + Free wireless Skype;
  • A meeting room with a cafeteria corner;
  • A quiet and friendly lounge area where delegates can work and interact in an informal environment;
  • Budé Commercial center nearby.

The office is located in the compound called 'La Pastorale', about 10 minutes walk from the UN, or by bus no "5" - bus stop 'Intercontinental'.

Reception hours:

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 6 pm or by appointment

Use of equipped rooms upon request 7 days a week, 6 am to midnight




2, rue Ferrier

1202 Geneva

Tel: +41 22 901 15 00

Fax : +41 22 901 15 60

E-mail : info@cityhostel.ch

Web site: www.cityhostel.ch/site/en/


From the station "Gare Cornavin": when you exit the train station (south side), turn left and follow "Rue de Lausanne", stay on the left side of the road. After about 5 minutes walk, you should arrive at the "MOTO" shop. Turn left (rue du Prieuré) and after a few meters, the hostel will be on your right (rue Ferrier).


Rooms with a sink (communal toilets on each floor) and wardrobe/drawers and hot/cold water. All rooms are non-smoking. No breakfast is offered. A kitchen for groups and individuals is available 24/24 hours. Prices include all taxes.

Note: Maximum stay in dormitories and double rooms: 8 days.

1 bed in a four-bed dormitory (shared room): CHF 34.-per person/ with bed linen and towels

1 bed in a three-bed dormitory (shared room): CHF 34.-per person/ with bed linen and towels

Two-bedded room: CHF 80.-per person/with bed linen and towels

Twin room "Eco": CHF 92.-per person/with bed linen and towels, higher comfort

Single room: CHF 68.-per person/with bed linen+ towels, higher comfort

Single room with TV: CHF 72.-per person/with bed linen + towels, higher comfort

A private sleeping bag may be used, bed linen and earplugs are included in the price (CHF 3.50 and it is yours to keep!). The kitchen opens from 7:00am-11:00pm.


Reception hours:

Every day: 7.30am-12pm and 1pm-midnight (open for late arrival until 1.30am) Access for clients 24/24 hours with key.



Address :

9, av. Ste Clotilde

1205 Geneva

Tel : +41 22 328 12 03

Fax : +41 22 328 12 04

E-mail : admin@foyerucg.ch

Web site : www.ucg.ch

Location :

In the 'Jonction' disctrict, close to the 'old town'.

From the station : bus 1, stop « Place du Cirque », duration about 10 minutes.

From the airport : bus 10, stop « rue des Deux-Ponts », duration about 25 minutes.

From the UN : bus 11, stop « rue des Deux Ponts », duration about 20 minutes.

Prices :

Single room with sink in the room and toilets on each floor: CHF 33.-(for seven days to three months stay) and CHF 600.- per month for stays of more than three months.

Free internet access.

Please note - for age 18-35 only.

Reception hours:

Monday to Friday: 9.30 am - 11.30 am and 6 pm-8 pm. Saturday 6 pm-8 pm.


104 rooms with communal area and bathrooms, 4 kitchens with individually locked refrigerators (please bring your own dishes), 1 TV room, 1 laundry room (CHF 35.- card: can be purchased at the reception), 1 entertainment room, 1 hot drinks dispenser and 1 bar.

HOME SAINT-PIERRE - CC or Bank transfer

(Accommodation for women age 18-30 only, except one dormitory reserved for men)


4, Cour Saint-Pierre

1204 Geneva

Tel : +41 22 310 37 07

Fax : +41 22 310 17 27

E-mail : info@homestpierre.ch

Web site : www.homestpierre.ch

Location :

Home St-Pierre is located right in the heart of the old town of Geneva, it is a bridge between the past and the present. Take Bus 5, from Cornavin train station to Place Neuve. From the airport, take bus 10 to Bel-Air station, then bus 5 to Place Neuve. The Home is located in front of St-Pierre Cathedral. The taxi fare from Cornavin station is approximately CHF 25. Note: You have to bring your own towel.

Prices :

Dormitories (10 and 6 beds) : CHF 33.- /night per person

Double room (women only): CHF 38.-/night per person (breakfast included)

Single room with shower (women only): CHF 50.-/night per person (breakfast included)

Breakfast: CHF 7,50.-/person

Tax: CHF 1,65.-/person/night (including free public transportation ticket)

Shared areas:

Toilet and shower on each floor, well-equipped kitchen and dining room, two living rooms with a TV and a roof terrace with a view of the lake, 3 payphones (card or coins accepted), laundry service (CHF 7,50.-), free internet.

Reception hours:

AM: Mon-Sat: 8:00am-12:00 noon

PM: Tue, Wed, Fri and Sat: 4:00pm-6:00pm. Mon & Thur: 4:00pm-7:30pm.

Sunday: closed.




28-30, rue Rothschild

1202 Geneva

Tel. : +41 22 732 62 60

Fax : +41 22 738 39 87

E.mail : bookingoffice@youthhostel.ch

Web site: www.genevahostel.ch


The youth hostel is located in the heart of "Pâquis". It is a good location since it is close to the "Cornavin" train station, the lake, parks, the UN and the Red Cross Museum.


Breakfast, bed linen and hotel taxes included.

Bed in a dormitory: CHF 36.- (CHF 42.- for non members)

Double room with toilet: CHF 100.- (CHF 112.- for non members)

Double room with shower and toilet: CHF 110.- (CHF 122.- for non members)

4-bed room: CHF 153.-(CHF 177.- for non members)

4-bed room with toilet: CHF 156.- (CHF 180.- for non members)

4-bed room with shower and toilet: CHF 171.- (CHF 195.- for non members)

6-bed room with shower and toilet: CHF 234.- (CHF 270.- for non members)

You have the option of having lunch or an evening meal at the hostel for CHF 16.-.


Equipped for disabled guests with access ramps, toilets and specially adapted showers; sinks bathrooms with hair dryers on each floor; towel rental (CHF 2.-) ; washing machine (CHF 8.-) ; leisure room with a TV, library and free WIFI.

Internet access (per 20 mins: CHF 1.-); (prices subject to change)

Reception hours: Every day from 6:30 am-10:00 am and 2:00 pm-midnight.



Address :

5, rue Dancet

1205 Geneva

Tel : +41 22 329 11 11

Fax : +41 22 781 59 33

E-mail : hotelcarmen.gasser@bluewin.ch

Website : www.hotel-carmen.ch


Plainpalais area, close to the University of Geneva and the town centre.To go to the UN, take tram 13 or 15 to "Cornavin" station, and then take bus 5, 8 or F to the UN. The trip takes about 30 minutes.

Alternative: Tram 15 will also take you to the end station "Nations" in only 16 minutes from Planpalais. From there you can get to the UN buildings by a short bus ride (8 or F to "Appia") or walk.

Prices :

Single/double rooms with shower and communal toilet: CHF 70.-/CHF 98.-

Single/double rooms with shower: CHF 92.-/CHF 115.-

Single/double rooms with shower and toilet: CHF 112.-/CHF 130.-

Triple room with shower and toilet: CHF 158.-

Breakfast: CHF 10.-                         Extra bed: CHF 20.-

Free internet access in all rooms. No laundry room.

Reception hours: 7/7- 6:30am to 11:00pm.



3, Rue Ami-Lévrier

1201 Geneva

Tel.: +41 22 909 88 20

Fax: +41 22 909 88 21

E-mail: info@torhotel.com

Website: www.torhotel.com

Location: The hotel is close to the lake and within walking distance of the train station, and near public transportation. To get to the UN, take tram 13 or 15 to "Cornavin" station up to the "Place des Nations'', then take bus 8 or F up to the UN ("Appia'' stop). The trip is about 25 minutes.

Prices: They are many payment options available (prices include continental breakfast served in your room).

Easy Room 1-2 persons: CHF 110.-

Compact 1-2 persons: CHF 150.-

Standard 1-2 persons: CHF 180.-

Family 1-4 persons: CHF 210.-

Studios 1-4 persons: CHF 260.-

Studios 1-4 persons: CHF 290.- (with kitchenette)

Apartments and suites 1 - 8/10 persons: information and prices on request.



Address :

2, Rue de la Rôtisserie

1204 Geneva

Tel : +41 22 818 81 00

Fax : +41 22 818 81 01

E-mail : info@hotelcentral.ch

Web site : www.hotelcentral.ch

Location :

Hotel in the heart of Geneva, located at the foot of the old town and 3 minutes from the lake.

Prices :

Several options are available (breakfast and tax included)

Budget room (with shower in the room, communal toilets and bunk beds).

1- 2 people: CHF 105.-

3 people: CHF 140.-

Compact rooms (practical with shower and toilets inside the room, 1 double bed)

1-2 people: CHF 125.-

Standard rooms, (comfortable, with shower & toilet).

1 - 2 people: CHF 155.- / , 3 people: CHF 190.-


Large rooms 1- 2 people: CHF 175.-

3 people: CHF 210.-

4 people: CHF 245.-

5 people: CHF 280.-

Junior suite 2 people: CHF 225.-


All rooms are equipped with cable-TV and DVD, telephone and free Wi-Fi.

Reception hours:

7/7: 7am-12am





Address :

27, chemin des Crêtes-de-Pregny

1218 Grand Saconnex/Geneva

Tel : +41 22 747 00 00

Fax : +41 22 747 00 99

E-mail : welcome@johnknox.ch

Web site : www.johnknox.ch


To get to the Centre JOHN KNOX from the UN, take bus F or 18, direction: Ferney or Nations to the stop "Vie des champs". From "Cornavin" train station, take bus F, direction "Ferney-Marie/Gex-ZAC" to the stop "Vie des Champs"- follow the "Chemin de la Riole"- turn right and follow the "Chemin des Crêts de Pregny". Estimated walking time is 10 minutes to the Centre (transport cost approximately CHF 3.-)


Rooms can be rented per day or per month. Studios with kitchenettes, bathrooms and phones are also available. Breakfast and cleaning included, but not the city tax of CHF 2.50.-/night/person.

Single/double room with shower, toilet and phone:

1 person: CHF 107.-

2 people: CHF 130.-

Long Term Stay on request: pr month from CHF 675,- to CHF 1590,- (deposit CHF 300,-)


There are five conference rooms that seat 12 to 60 people renting these rooms costs between CHF 115.-390.- per day, or CHF 70.- 200.- for half-day), cafeteria with daily specials (CHF 15.50), computer and internet facilities and a photocopier. Amenities like soap, toothbrushes, first-aid kits can be purchased. TV room and laundry room available.

Reception hours: Monday to Friday: 7:30am-8:00pm; Saturday: 7:30am-12:00pm; Sunday: 8:00am-11:00am.




20, Rue des Corps-Saints

1201 Geneva

Tel : +41 22 732 45 72

Fax : +41 22 731 42 90

E-mail : info@stgervais-geneva.ch

Web site : www.stgervais-geneva.ch

Location :

Near "Cornavin" station. Follow Rue Cornavin to the end, and then turn right.

Prices: (breakfast included) - subject to availability

Single or double room with shared WC and shower: CHF 115.- (pr room)

Free Wi-Fi

Reception hours: 7/7 every day 7:00am to 11:00pm



Address :

16, Rue des Voisins

1205 Geneva

Tel : +41 22 807 05 00

Fax : +41 22 320 28 70

E-mail : info@hotel-le-prince.ch

Website : www.hotel-le-prince.ch


"Plainpalais" District, next to the University of Geneva and the town center. To get to the UN, take tram 13 to "Cornavin" station, then take bus 5, 8 or F to the UN. The trip takes about 30 minutes.

Prices : (breakfast not included) 3.8% tax included.

Single room with bathroom: from CHF 115.-

Double room with bathroom: from CHF 145 .-

Triple room with bathroom: CHF 180.-

Breakfast: CHF 10.-

Reception hours: 7/7 7:00am to 10:00pm.


HOTEL DE GENEVE (formerly Hotel Rio) CC


1, Place Isaac-Mercier

1201 Geneva

Tel : +41 22 908 54 00

Fax : +41 22 732 82 64

E-mail : contact@hotel-de-geneve.ch

Web site : www.hotel-de-geneve.ch

Location: A 5-minute walk from the train station. With the train station behind you, turn right onto Boulevard James Fazy, walk past the Cinema Rialto, and continue straight until you get to a pharmacy on the corner of the street "Rue Voltaire". In front of the pharmacy, look left where there is a small square with trees. The hotel is right there at no.1. To go to the UN, take bus 5, 8 or F from "Cornavin" station until you reach the UN. The journey takes about 10 minutes.

Prices: (Breakfast included)

Single room/toilet/shower: CHF 145

Single room/toilet/bath: CHF 170

Double room/toilet/shower: CHF 180

Double room/toilet/bath: CHF 200

A computer with internet is available.

Reception hours: 7/7 8:00 to 11:00pm.


Average or Long-term accommodations


Address :

17, Promenade Charles-Martin

1208 Geneva

Tel : +41 22 707 08 30

Fax : +41 22 840 30 40

E-mail : info@cenacle.ch

Web site : www.cenacle.ch

Location : located in the city center, 30 minutes from the UN by bus. Take bus 20 or 27 to "Cornavin" station, then take bus 5, 8 or F

Prices: (Breakfast included: 7:00am-9:00am). City tax CHF 2.50/day/person not included. Ask for room "Demeure" or "Park", nicely renovated, in the mansion house (own private bathroom).

Rooms with sink (communal showers and toilets):

Single standard room: from CHF 76.-

Double standard room: from CHF 112.-

Single extended-stay room: from CHF 96.-

Double extended-stay room: from CHF 132.-

Triple extended-stay room: from CHF 174.-

Rooms with showers:

Double Parc room: from CHF 172.-

Triple Parc room: from CHF 206.-

Studio Parc (shower and kitchenette): from CHF 192.-

Extra bed: CHF 40.-

Wi-Fi  CHF 9.-/hr or fixed rate of CHF 20 for 24hrs.


Option to rent conference rooms (for a half-day: rates from CHF 162.- to CHF 252.-).

Reception hours: 7/7: 8:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-10:00pm



Address :

16, Av. des Communes-Réunies

1212 Grand Lancy

Tel : +41 22 794 61 50

E-mail : carilan@caritas-geneve.ch

Link: universite-ism.ch/logements-pour-etudiants/

Appriximate prices:

Furnished room:                                                      CHF 400.- / month

Medium sized room:                                               CHF 420.-/ month

Large room:                                                              CHF 450.- / month

Depending on availability rooms can be rented for CHF 25 per person per night.

A kitchen is available for our guests on each floor,.

Internet available: +10 CHF.

Reception hours: Monday to Friday 6:00pm-7:30pm



Address :

16, Av.des Communes-Réunies

1212 Grand Lancy

Tel : +41 22 708 04 44

E-mail : carilan@caritas-geneve.ch

Link: universite-ism.ch/logements-pour-etudiants/

Approximate prices : Important! : The minimum stay for a room is one month.

Furnished room:                                                      CHF 400.-/month

3 smaller rooms:                                                      CHF 370.-/room

Common areas (kitchen, dining room, TV room, etc) are available for guests.

Reception hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:00am-12:00 and 2:00pm-6:00pm



Residence for young women

Address :

8, Rue Alcide-Jentzer

1205 Geneva

Tél : +41 22 320 92 77

Fax : +41 22 320 19 33

E-mail : accueil@infomaniak.ch

Web site: www.foyer-accueil.com

Location :

Close to HUG (Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève). From the « Cornavin » station and the « Place des Nations : take tram 13 in the direction of « Palettes » (your stop is « Place des Augustins).

Prices: (breakfast included)

One person: CHF 35 to CHF 40.- / night,

CHF 160.-/week // CHF 510.- CHF 550.-/month.

Two persons : CHF 54.-/night

CHF 260.- / week // CHF 840- / month.


Washing machine, TV, kitchenette, payphone

Reception hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday: 8:00am-12:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm, Sunday: 6:00-10:00pm.




15-17, Rue de Prieuré

1202 Geneva

Tel : +41 22 731 11 35

Fax : +41 22 738 88 84

E-mail : justinge@justinus.ch

Web Site: www.justinus.ch


5 minutes from the "Cornavin" station, take tram 15, and your stop is "Môle".


Rooms: communal showers and toilet, Studio: shower and toilet included.

Single room:  CHF 75.-/night,

Studio for one person: CHF 110.-/night

Double room: CHF 120.-/night,

Studio for two people: CHF 170.-/night

Kitchen available if needed

Free internet available, but with limited connectivity.

Reception hours : Monday-Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm and 3:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday: 10:30am-11:30am and 5:00pm-6:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am-12:30pm and 6:00pm-7:00pm



(only ladies aged 18-30 for a minimum stay of one month)

Address :

29, Rue Plantamour

1201 Geneva

Tél : +41 22 731 55 60

Fax : +41 22 7315561

E-mail : foyer.inter@bluewin.ch

Web site : www.foyerinternational.ch

Prices :

Studio : CHF 750 - 850.-/ month, and if less than one month: CHF 45.- / night

Studios are furnished with kitchen, shower/toilets. Laundry service is available. Free internet

Reception hours : 9:00-12:00pm and 4:00-7:00pm, except Saturdays and Sundays.


PENSION CLOTILDE (only women and couples)   CC

Address :

14, Rue du Mont-de-Sion

1206 Geneva

Tel : +41 22 703 51 70

Fax : +41 22 703 51 99

E-mail : info@villaclotilde.ch

Web site : www.villaclotilde.ch

Prices: (breakfast included)

Nightly: CHF 60 (half-board)

For the academic year, per month: CHF 1350.- to CHF 1450.-

(half board or full board)

Reception hours: Open all day.



Transports Publics Genevois - TPG: (Link to GENEVA.info)

IMPORTANT!: All train and bus tickets must be taken BEFORE the ride. (Ticket machine available at each station/bus stop - Change language to ENGLISH). Not all ticket machines give back change. If you overpaid, keep your ticket for reimbursement at a TPG agency. Reduced-fare tickets are only for people under age 16 or those with a CFF reduced-fare pass. Keep the ticket until you get off the bus! If you are caught without a ticket you have to pay a CHF 80.- on the spot. (CHF 120.- if you pay later!)

Ticket price: Tickets are valid for the whole canton of Geneva. Public Transport MAP

One-hour tickets for all Geneva (zone 10):

Full-fare ticket:                 CHF 3,00

Reduced-fare ticket:       CHF 2,00


"Short trip" ticket: valid for 3 stops: CHF 2.00.-


Day pass: valid from 9 am until the end of service for all Geneva (zone 10)

Full-fare ticket:               CHF 8,00

Reduced-fare ticket:     CHF 5,60


24 hour pass: valid for the whole day until the end of service for all Geneva (Saturday and Sunday, this ticket is valid for two people travelling together):

Full-fare ticket:             CHF 10,00

Reduced-fare ticket:   CHF 7,30


Subscription / Pass

"Unireso" (youth under 25 years) monthly full-fare pass, All Zones  CHF 45.-

"Transferable" 7-day full-fare pass All Zones,                           CHF 38.-

"Unireso" nominal monthly full-fare pass All Zones,                   CHF 70.-

"Transferable" Monthly full-fare pass All Zones,                         CHF 100.-

You can buy the pass at the "TPG" (Transports Publics Genevois) desk in the "Cornavin" train station. You only need to provide Your ID, address with name of the person living there (or hotel address). They will take the picture of You on the place and print the monthly pass immediately. There are also passes for longer period, up to one year, available and passes for other zones as well. Opening hours of the desk: Monday to Friday: 7am-7pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, closed on Sunday. You can also buy the pass at CFF counters at the station or the airport.


How to buy a bus ticket

Almost all bus stops have a ticket machine. Push the button corresponding to the ticket you want and then put the money (or credit card) in. The ticket will be printed automatically. For a standard trip, choose the button under the column A (TOUT GENEVE Zones 11, 12, 15, 16 et 17). This is a pass for one hour. For a shorter trip, choose the button "Saut de puce/Short trip" that is valid for 3 bus stops with no connection or return trip.


Please note: The new ticket machines with a screen are those that give back change, while the old machines, without a screen do not give back change, but accept credit cards.

If you plan to take the bus often, you can purchase a card cart@bonus for CHF 20.-, 30.-, or 50.- (similar to a telephone card), at the train station "Cornavin" TPG Office or you can buy them at certain kiosks or tobacco shops.


How to use the card

Before entering the bus, push the button corresponding to the ticket you want and put the card into the machine to be debited for that amount. You will receive a ticket. Whatever the amount remaining on the card, you can always buy a ticket for CHF 3.50.-.


Some useful trips: attention- transport times change on July, 1st.

- From Cointrin Airport to Cornavin Central Train Station -

Take the train in the direction of the station, take a free transport ticket from the machine at the baggage claim area. The trip takes approximately 6 minutes, with 5/6 trains per hour. Or take bus 10 (direction rive stop "Lyon" ) or the 5 (direction  Thônex-Vallard, stop "Cornavin station. )


- From Cornavin Station to Cointrin Airport -

Take the train or bus No. 10 (direction "Aéroport"). The trip takes about 21 mins.


- From the airport to the UN -

Bus No. 5 direction "Thônex-Vallard". Get off at the "Nations" stop. The trip takes about 15 minutes to the UN.

You can also take the bus No. 28 direction "Jardin Botanique". Get off at the "Appia" or "Nations" stop. The trip to the UN takes about 15 minutes.


- From the UN to the airport -

Take bus No. 5 direction "Palexpo-Aéroport" to the "Nations" stop. The trip takes about 15 minutes.

You can also take bus No. 28 direction "Parfumerie" at the "Appia" or "Nations" stop.


- Downtown Geneva to Cornavin Station.

Different buses are available for this trip (5, 8, 16, 14, 15, 13 etc.) Nevertheless, if you have 20 minutes, it is a nice walk.


- Cornavin Station to the UN -

You can take bus No. 5, No. 8, F or V. The trip takes about 10 minutes, but if you have 20 minutes, it is a nice walk.

No. 5 (direction "Palexpo" and get off at the "Nations" stop)

No. 8 (direction "OMS" and get off at the "Appia" stop)

Bus V (direction "C.S. La Bécassière")

Bus F (direction "Gex-ZAC" or "Ferney-Mairie"  and get off at the "Nations" stop)

You can also take tram 13 or 15 in front of the train station, direction "Nations". The same lines run between Plainpalais and the UN.


- The UN to Cornavin Station -

You can take bus No. 5, No. 8, F, V. The trip takes about 10 minutes, but if you have 20 minutes free, it is a nice walk.

No. 5, departing from "Nations" (direction "Hôpital")

No. 8, departing from "Appia" (direction OMS)

Bus V (direction "Gare Cornavin") from the "Appia" stop, it is approximately 30 mins.

Bus F, departing from "Nations" (direction Ferney-Voltaire-Mairie)


- Between Plainpalais and the UN -

Tram 15, (direction "Nations") bus 1 direction "Jardin Botanique"


-         Between Plainpalais and Cornavin Station -

Tram 15, direction 'Nation', or and bus 1 direction 'Jardin Botanique'.


- From the UN to the World Council of Churches (WCC) -

Take bus 5, direction "Aéroport" or bus 28, direction "Parfumerie", to the stop "Crêts-de-Morillon" (4 stops). Or take a short walk.


- The UN to doCip -

Bus 22 direction "Tours-de-Carouge": from Mondays to Saturdays, from 'Nations' stop. There is a bus every 20 minutes. Get off at "Mervelet" (6 stops). DoCip is 5 minutes walk from the bus stop on the way up the Avenue de Trembley, in the white building "Ecole de Commerce André Chavannes", which is on the right side of the road.


- doCip to the UN -

Bus 22 direction "Nations". Take the bus at the "Mervelet" Stop. Get off at "Nations" (5th stop).


Bicycle Rental

You can also rent a bicycle as a means of moving about:

-         Rent a bike: in the main train station (Cornavin), at the "Bagages" counter window. You can rent a bike in Geneva and return it at another train station.

-         Genève roule: 17, place de Montbrillant, just behind the Cornavin train station. Information: tel: +4122 740 13 43.

-         From May to October, free rental of bicycles at the "Bains des Pâquis", 30, Quai du Mont Blanc.


Mouettes genevoises

Yellow boats: available if you want to cross the lake and go on a park tour. You can use your bus tickets to take the "Mouette" boat. From the Place Dorcière bus station, you can take an excursion coach to see the outskirts of Geneva. Information available at your hotel reception.


Weekend excursions

By boat: CGN (Compagnie Générale de Navigation). Small or big cruises, crossing the lake or going on tours around the lake. Information available at your hotel reception.




Eating in restaurants is expensive in Geneva, even for local people. But there are a few restaurants and cafes that provide some less expensive meals.

Please note

Ø Restaurants in Geneva must display their menus outside.

Ø You may want to take a look at it before entering the restaurant.

Ø VAT and tips are included in the price.

Ø Apple juice and beer are the less expensive drinks.



You will find a lot of small restaurants for snacks, Kebabs etc.

on the street: "rue de Berne". Prices from CHF 6.-


Rue Lissignol 5, Tel.: 022 731 98 98

Take-away, no reservation necessary. Meals from CHF 14.90.-

Open: Mon-Fri: 11.30am-2.30pm and 6:00pm-11.30pm


MOSAÏQUE (Café - Restaurant, Eritrean specialities)

31, Rue du Môle, Tel : 022 731 60 58

Ambiance: basic decor, with a clean setting. Strongly recommended for those who like Eritrean cuisine. Dine in or take-away: CHF 13. - CHF 19.-

Monday-Sunday: closed for lunch, open in the evening from 6:00pm-11:30pm.



Rue de Monthoux 42, Tel: 022 731 10 11

Description: small Chinese restaurant, with take-away menus, recommended!

Prices: Daily special CHF 16.- to 18.-

Open: Monday to Saturday from 11.30am-3.00pm and 6.00pm- midnight.

Closed on Sunday



Rue de Cornavin 11, Tel. : 022 731 30 93

Description: lovely Baroque décor.

Prices: pizzas between CHF 9.90 and 14.50.

Menus between CHF 20. - 35.-. Mini pizza + salad + dessert for approximately CHF 20.-

Open: Mon-Sat: 9:00am-midnight. Closed on Sunday.





20, rue Toutes-Âmes, Tel.: 022 310 60 70

Description: antique style with terrace. Alcohol is not served.

Prices: daily special CHF 14.90. Meals between CHF 16 and 24.

Open: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-6:00pm, Sat: 10:00am-4:30pm



6, Pl. du Bourg-de-Four, Tel.: 022 310 96 96

Description: rustic setting with modern kitchen utensils.

Menus: chicken is the house specialty.

Prices: all meals from CHF 14.90.-

Open: everyday 11:30am to 11:30pm



You can also have lunch in the cafeterias of the UN, the ILO, the WIPO and the WHO!




pl. du Petit-Saconnex Moïse-Duboule 5A, Tel.: 022 733 34 17

Description: antique style with a lovely shaded terrace.

Menu: excellent fondues and salad buffet in the summer.

Prices: vary between CHF 15.- and CHF 28.-

Open: Mon-Fri: 7:00am-Midnight, Sat: 10:00am-midnight, Sun: 10:00am-11:00pm



2Chemin. du Petit-Saconnex, Tel.: 022 733 79 85

Description: chicken specialties

Prices: special price CHF 13.90.-

Open: Mon-Fri: 11:00am-2.30pm and 5:45pm to 10:30pm

Saturday and Sunday: 11.30am-10.30pm non-stop.




18 rue Micheli-du-Crest, Tel: 022 320 20 92

Description: snack bar; kitchen is situated in the restaurant dining area. Simple and nourishing meals.

Prices: daily special about CHF16.

Open: Mon-Friday 9am- 10pm, Sat and Sun: closed.



3 Place du Cirque, Tel.: 022 328 12 70

Menu: Pizzas (from CHF 13.80.-), Salads (from CHF 14.30.-), Sandwiches (from CHF 6.-), Tartes (from CHF 14.30.-), Toasted Sandwiches with salad (from CHF 15.80.-).

Daily special: CHF 15.30.-.

Description: café glacier, large terrace

Open: Mon-Thursday: 7am-12:00am, Fri/Sat: 7am-1am, Sun: 7.30am-12:00am



53, rue de Carouge, Tel: 022 328 23 73

Description: bookshop that is also a café and a restaurant.

Prices: Salads (from CHF 12.-), Daily Special ( CHF 19.-), Menus up to CHF 26. Serving vegetarian meals and cakes at reasonable prices.

Open: From Monday to Saturday: 7.30am- 8.30pm (meal service from 11.30am-3pm, and in the evening until 8.30pm).


Useful facilities

1. Internet

Apart from the technical secretariat at the doCip office, you can send e-mails and use computers with internet in the UN library, located on the 3rd floor of Door 20 (Building B). Computers are often busy, so our advice would be to go there early in the morning. Opening hours are 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

The city of Geneva has set up about 70 free Wi-Fi hotspots in the city center: it is free to get connected to these hotspots with your laptop (if it has a wireless connection feature) by selecting the "((o)) ville-de-genève" network.

Some Wi-Fi hotspots in Geneva are:

  • Place des Nations
  • Parc des Bastions
  • Plaine de Plainpalais
  • Parc la Grange et Parc des Eaux-Vives
  • Bain des Paquis
  • Jardin anglais


For a complete list of the free Wi-Fi access points, please check the following website: http://www.ville-geneve.ch/themes/environnement-urbain-espaces-verts/acces/


You can also check email and use the Internet in any cybercafé located almost everywhere in the city.

The "i-spot" system allows you to get connected to any i-spot access point. You have a week to use up the connection that you have purchased. You can buy an access code at any i-spot access point.

i-spot access places:

• Ariana Jeux: Rue du 31 Décembre 35


•  Auberge de Jeunesse: Rue Rothschild 30


•  Billard Borsalino: Rue Pont d'Arve 49


•  Café Diyar: Rue de Malatrex 30


•  Cité Universitaire de Genève: Avenue de Miremont 46


•  Gare Routière: Place Dorcière


•  La Gourmandise: Rue de Lausanne 53


•  Mabuhay Store Genève: Rue Fort-Barreau 21


•  Ispot Center PDB: Rue Pictet de Bock 3  


•  Pronto Call: Rue Prévost-Martin 55


•  Sagittario: rue de l'Ecole-de-Médecine 2


•  Snack Bar l'Oeil: Bvd Carl-Vogt 16


•  Vidéo Club 2001 Lyon: rue de Lyon 35


•  Vidéo Club 2001 Pâquis: Rue des Pâquis 41


•  Vidéo Club David: Rue de Neuchâtel 29


Access prices:

15 mins :        2.- CHF

30 mins :        3.- CHF

60 mins :       4.-CHF

4 hours :        10.-CHF

10 hours :       19.-CHF

Access code validity: one week (one month for 4 and 10 hours cards), until the end of the credit.

List of some cybercafés in Geneva:



Charly's Multimedia Check Point

Rue de Fribourg 7

Tel. 022 901 13 13

Prices: 1CHF/ 15 mins, 2CHF/25 mins, 4 CHF/65mins

There is a fee to use the printers.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00am-12:00am, Sunday 1:00pm-11:00pm



Cybercafé 3000

Rue Henri-Christiné

Tel. 022 320 74 55

Prices: 5 CHF/ hour, 3 CHF/ 30mins

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11am-00am Sat/Sun: 2pm-00am

(Printers available at a charge)


Internet Café de la MLC Librairie Café Littéraire

Rue de Carouge 98

Tel. 022 320 32 86

Prices: 5 CHF/ hour, 4 CHF/ 30mins, 2 CHF/ 15mins


Opening hours: Mon 1:00pm-6:00pm, Tue-Fri 9:00am-6:30pm (until 8:00pm on Thursday), Sat:9:00am-1:00pm



Cybercafé Genève

Place des Augustins

1205 Geneva

Tel. 022 807 30 97

Prices: 5 CHF/ hour, 2.50 CHF/ 30mins

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 7:00am -end of the afternoon (as it is the holiday period, it may be closed in the afternoon, but it is always open in the morning.

(No printers available)


2. Phones

Public phones can be found in most public places in Geneva. Phones only accept coins. The phone booths are nearly everywhere in the Palais des Nations. From the telephone booths, the connection is generally excellent but rather expensive. If you have to call locally, do so during the off-peak hours that are twice cheaper (Monday to Friday from 5pm to 8am and Saturday and Sunday all day.).  Normal rate: from Monday to Friday 7am-7pm: CHF 0.08.-/minute. Please note: for each call a fee of CHF 0.50 will be deducted.

To call abroad, a specific rate is set on week-days (Monday to Friday) a reduced rate on weekends (Saturday and Sunday). Rates per minutes depend on the call destination. Prices vary from CHF 0.10/min to CHF 1.60/min. For more information, please see the following website:http://www.swisscom.ch/res/festnetz/tarife-ausland/index.htm




3. Photocopies and Fax

If you need to make a large amount of photocopies, we recommend:

  • Uni-Copy: boulevard Carl Vogt 97-99, 1205 Geneva,

Tel: 022-809 49 90, Fax: 022-809 49 99.

CHF 0.10.- for a B&W A4 photocopy, CHF 1.20.- for a color A4 photocopy

Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm.

  • Rive Print Service (Migros): rue des Princes 4, 1204 Geneva

Tel: 022 310 36 51

CHF 0.20.- for a B&W A4 photocopy, CHF 1.- for a color A4 photocopy

Open Monday to Thursday: 9am-7pm, Friday: 9am-7.30pm, Saturday: 9am-6pm.

At the doCip Technical Secretariat, you have access to fax and e-mail facilities. Give your

contact information (your name and the name of your organization) to your spokesperson so we can pass on your correspondence quickly.


4. Post office

For Switzerland: two speed system within Switzerland:

Mail A: CHF 1.-, delivered the next day

Mail B: CHF 0.85, this can take a few days

For Europe and other countries: also a two speed system:

Priority mail and Economic class mail. Economic class mail takes longer to be delivered.

For Europe: CHF 1.20 for a letter up to 20 g economic class mail, but CHF 1.40 priority mail.

For other countries: CHF 1.60 for a letter up to 20 g economic class mail and CHF 1.90 for quicker delivery as priority mail.

Opening hours: Opening hours differ from one post office to another, especially on Saturday.

Post offices are generally open: 8am - 6pm (Monday - Friday), 8am - 12pm (Saturday).


Some Post Office addresses:



  • 11, Rue du Stand, place de la Poste

1200 Geneva 11

7.30am - 6.00pm (Monday - Friday)  9am - 11am (Saturday)

  • 3 Rue du Vieux-Collège

1204 Geneva 3

7.30am - 6pm (Monday - Friday) 9am - 11am (Saturday)


  • Mont-Blanc Post Office,

18 Rue de Mont-Blanc, 1201 Geneva

7.30am - 6pm (Monday-Friday) 9am- 4pm (Saturday)

  • Cornavin Dépôt Post Office,

16 Rue des Gares, 1201 Geneva

8am - 7pm (Monday - Friday)   8am - 12pm (Saturday)   3pm- 6.45pm (Sunday)


  • Post Office of the United Nations, door 6.

8.30am - 5pm (Monday - Friday)

You have to use United Nations stamps to send mail from this post office. You cannot use

Swiss stamps (if you do, the mail will be retransmitted to another post office, and this will delay sending) The UN stamps can be purchased at the UN Post Office, Door 6. Letterboxes can be found throughout the UN buildings.



  • Post Office at Cointrin Airport, 1215 Geneva

7.30am - 6pm (Monday - Friday)  8.30am - 12pm (Saturday)


5. Banks

In general, banks close at 4.30pm but some currency exchange offices stay open later.

  • Change CFF Western Union

Inside the train station "Cornavin", on the same floor as the counters.

Tel: 0800 007 107 (toll free). Monday to Saturday 7am-8pm,

Sunday 9am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-5.50pm.

  • Airport: American Express

Please note that this is the only currency exchange at the airport.

Tel. 022 717 86 99, 7/7 5.30am-9.30pm (departures); 6.30am-10pm (arrivals).


Union de Banques Suisses (UBS)

  • United Nations Door 6.

Tel. 022 919 22 11, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm

Please note that this office adds a 5.- CHF tax per exchange done and that it only changes a limited number of currencies (Dollars, Euros only banknotes-, Swiss Francs, British Pounds, Yen). You can exchange euros into Swiss francs for free at the bancomat.

  • Airport

Open every day from 8 am to 6pm.


Banque Migros

  • 7, rue du Mont -Blanc, 1201 Geneva, Tel: 848 845 400

Open : Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri : 9am-4.30pm ; Thu : 9am-1.30pm.

  • 15, rue Pierre Fatio, 1204 Geneva, Tél. 0848 845 400

Open: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri : 9am-4.30pm ; Thu : 9am-5.30pm ; Sat : 9am-12pm.


6. Shopping

Shops in Geneva are usually open from 8am to 7.00pm from Monday to Friday and from 8am to 6pm on Saturday. However, the Migros store in the Cornavin district (Les Cygnes) is open on Thursday until 9pm. The Migros and Coop Pâquis stores are open on Thursday and Friday until 7.30pm. Generally, stores stay open later in Geneva on Thursdays. The main supermarkets are Migros and Coop. You will find them in the main shopping centers across the town. Other shops and shopping centers:



  • La SAFIA - Perfumes, cloths, household products, food. UN, Door 1.
  • Coop-90 rue Montbrillant, 1202 Geneva

Open: Mon-Wed: 8am-7pm, Thu/; 8am-9pm, Fri: 8am-7.30pm, Sat: 8am-6pm.

Self-service photocopier available (CHF 0.10)



  • Les Cygnes Shopping centre (Migros, Pharmacy, Mc Donald's, etc.)

10-20 rue de Lausanne

1201 Geneva

  • Manor-Department store

4, rue de Cornavin

1201 Geneva



  • Balexert shopping centre

Migros, currency exchange, pharmacy, Post Office, Mc Donalds, etc.

Self-service photocopyier available (CHF 0.10)

27, av. Louis-Casaï

1209        Geneva

  • Galerie de l'Aéroport - Migros ( food) and Petit Manora (clothes).


Useful Telephone Numbers/E-mails

Special Rapporteur

Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

E-mail: indigenous@ohchr.org

Ms. Hee-Kyong Yoo

Assistant to the Special Rapporteur

E-mail: hyoo@ohchr.org


United Nations Office

General : +41 22 917 12 34

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

General Inquiries: Telephone: +41 22 917 9220   E-mail: InfoDesk@ohchr.org


Mr. Antti Korkeakivi

Chief of the Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section (OHCHR)

Mr. Juan Fernando Núñez

Human Rights Officer Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section

Secretary of the Expert mechanism on the rights of Indigenous Peoples

E-mail: jnunez@ohchr.org

Ms. Samia Slimane

Human Rights officer Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section

Ms. Ana Paula de Souza

Human Rights officer Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section

Ms. Estelle Salavin

Human Rights officer Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section

Responsible for the fellowship programme

E-mail: fellowship@ohchr.org

Tove Holmström

Associate expert (JPO), Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section


Voluntary Fund

Tel: +41 22 928 91 64

Fax: +41 22 928 90 08

E-mail: indigenousfunds@ohchr.org


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Mr. Zanofer Ismalebbe

Human Rights Advisor, Program & Team Manager

E-mail: zanofer.ismalebbe@undp.org

Tel: +41 22 917 85 43


UNDP Regional Centres

UNDP Washington Liaison Office

1775 K Street, NW, Suite 420

Washington, DC 20006, USA

Tel: 1 (202) 331 9130

Fax: 1 (202) 331 9363


UN Office in Brussels

14 Rue Montoyer B-1000

Bruxelles, Belgium

Tel: (32-2) 505 4620

Fax: (32-2) 503 4729

E-mail: brussels.office@undp.org


Nordic Office

Midtermolen 3

PO Box 2530

2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark

Tel: (45-35) 46 70 00

Fax: (45-35) 46 70 95


Regional Service Centre for Eastern and Southern Africa

7 Naivasha Road Sunninghill

PO Box X4 Johannesburg, South Africa 2157

Tel: (27-11) 603 5000

Fax: (27-11) 603 5087


Africa Sub-Regional Office for West and Central Africa

Point E- Boulevard de l'Est

Dakar, Sénégal

Tel: (221) 33 869 0620

Fax: (221) 33 869 0689


Tokyo Office

UN House 8F

5-53-70 Jingumae


Tokyo 150-0001, Japan

Tel: (813) 5467 4751

Fax: (813) 5467 4753


Regional Centre in Cairo

1191 Corniche El Nil, World Trade Centre

PO Box 982, Post Code 11599

Boulac, Cairo, Egypt

Tel: (202) 2578 4840 - 6

Fax: (202) 2578 4847


Regional Centre in Bangkok

United Nations Service Building

3rd floor, Rajdamnern Nok Avenue

Bangkok 10200, Thailand

Tel: (66) 2288 2129

Fax: (66) 2288 3032


Regional Centre

Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States

Grossinglova 35

811 09 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Tel: (421-2) 59337 111

Fax: (421-2) 59337 450


Pacific Centre

c/o UNDP

Private Mail Bag

Suva, Fiji

Tel: (679) 330 0399

Fax: (679) 330 1976


Panama Regional Centre

Casa de las Naciones Unidas Panamá

Clayton, Ciudad del Saber

Apartado Postal 0816-1914 z

Panamá, República de Panamá

Tel: (507) 302 4500

Fax: (507) 302 4602


World Council of Churches (WCC)

General +41 22 791 61 11

Fax +41 22 791 03 61

Rev. Deenabandhu Manchala

Responsible for Indigenous Peoples Program

E-mail: dem@wcc-coe.org


International Labour Organisation (ILO)

General : +41 (22) 799 61 11

Programme to Promote ILO Convention No. 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (PRO 169)

E-mail : PRO169@ilo.org


Mr. Albert Barume

Senior Specialist on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' Issues

Tel. +41 22 799 68 59

Fax +41 22 799 63 44

E-mail: barume@ilo.org


Mrs. Stefania Errico

Technical Officer

Tel. +41 22 799 69 51

Fax +41 22 799 63 44

E-mail: errico@ilo.org


World Health Organisation (WHO)

General +41 22 791 21 11

Mrs. Helena Nygren Krug

Health and Human Rights Advisor

Tel. +41 22 791 25 23

Fax +41 22 791 47 26

Email: nygrenkrugh@who.int


Mrs. Annette Peters

Mrs Nygren Krug's Secretary

Tel. +41 22 791 28 82

Fax +41 22 791 47 26

Email: petersa@who.int


United Nation Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)


General +41 22 917 12 34

Mrs. Trisha Riedy

Tel. +41 22 917 85 77

E-mail: trisha.riedy@unitar.org


World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)


General +41 22 338 91 11

For traditional cultural expression and folklore issues:

Mr. Wend Wendland


Tel. +41 22 338 99 24

Fax +41 22 338 81 20

E-mail: wend.wendland@wipo.int