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Where nothing else is indicated, the official meetings under the Stockholm Convention takes place in Geneva. The below information and links may be of use for delegates travelling to Geneva
Geneva International Conference
It is easy to get to the Conference Centre once you are in Geneva. Geneva's Cointrin International Airport is about five km away and with a taxi, it takes only about ten minutes to reach the Conference Centre. Geneva's main railway station, Cornavin, is 2 km from the Conference Centre and linked with public transportation (tramway and bus) as well as taxies.
Geneva's public transport is nearly always fast, frequent, safe and clean. From the airport, you can take bus 10 to downtown Geneva. Price 3.00 CHF. You can also take the train for the same price. Connections approximately every 8 minutes.
To get to the Conference Centre from the main train station, you can get bus number 5 (get off at Vermont or Varembé), bus 8 (get off at IUT) or tram 13/15, direction Nations (get off at Sismondi).
Taxis are easily available and safe but comparatively expensive. Call 022 320 22 02 or 022 331 41 33 if you need a taxi.
It is possible to get a snack or a light meal at the Conference Centre. If you are looking for a proper meal, there is a variety of possibilities within walking distance from the Centre. A provisional list of lunch places is available for download.
Swiss franc (CHF). Average exchange rate: 1 Euro ~ 1,66 CHF.
Delegates are expected to make their own arrangements for insurance against accidents if so desired.
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