Acceptance to this seminar is based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Early registration is encouraged since events often fill to capacity. Qualified registrants are accepted on a rolling, space-available basis.
Due to the interactive nature of the seminar, the number of participants is limited. Requests for participation received after the deadline will be considered only if space remains available.
Geneva, home to the European headquarters of the United Nations Organization, is commonly known as the “city of peace”. Situated along the banks of Lake Geneva, at the foot of the Alps, Geneva sparkles as one of Europe's most beautiful cities. It is home to numerous international organizations including the Red Cross and is also ranked as one of the world’s most important financial centres. The city of Geneva is a cultural centre, featuring world class entertainment and top rated restaurants. The parks, the old alleyways, and smart boutiques are an invitation to a leisurely visit. Temperature during the month of October is between 7 to 15 degrees Celsius (45 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit).
The seminar will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The Palais des Nations was built in the early 20th century as the headquarters of the League of Nations. Since 1946, the Palais has housed the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), which is the second largest United Nations centre after the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Palais des Nations is situated in a beautiful park in Geneva, overlooking Lake Geneva, with a splendid view of the Alps and, on a clear day, Mont Blanc - the highest mountain in Europe.
Travel and Accommodation
Geneva is easily reachable by air from anywhere in the world. Geneva’s international airport has over 130 direct flight connections and is catered to by more than 40 European and international airlines. From the airport, it takes only six minutes to reach the city centre. There are over 130 hotels in Geneva; including 15 five star properties that meet the requirements of even the most discerning guests.
Participants are expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements, and to bear the related expenses. For hotel booking and for additional information, please see http://www.geneve-tourisme.ch/
or contact your travel specialist.
Insurance and Visa
Depending on nationality and the type of travel document possessed, participants may need a visa to enter Switzerland. Participants should enquire directly with the Swiss consulate in their country of residence. Upon request, UNITAR will issue a confirmation letter to support visa applications of participants who have paid the participation fee in full.
Kindly note that UNITAR cannot apply for a visa on behalf of participants; it is the participant’s responsibility to secure the required visa and UNITAR will not be held accountable in case a participant does not receive a visa to enter Switzerland.
UNITAR advises all participants to ensure that they possess medical insurance valid in Switzerland and providing a sufficient amount of coverage in light of the high cost of medical care in Switzerland.
For any additional information you may require, please contact:
Telephone: +41 (0)22 917 8873 (Geneva, Switzerland)
Upon course registration, the applicant accepts to make the full payment for the UNITAR course(s) immediately following receipt of the invoice and payment information. UNITAR reserves the right to rescind an applicant's enrollment at any time in case of non-receipt of payment. Payment is non-reimbursable but upon approval may be credited to another course.