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The UN in Geneva aims to be open and accessible to everyone, in all dimensions: Be it the meetings and conferences organized, the publications produced or maintained, the information sent out or published on UN Geneva's digital media. 

In its actions and communication, UN Geneva is guided by several principles and recommendations, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities being at their very center. 

The principles we follow are shared on this page and may serve as a guidance for other entities. At the same time, we are aware that we might still fall short of our own expectations in one point of another. If you experience any obstacles accessing our premises, services or information, please reach out to us via the contact form



Accessibility Standards for Meetings and Conferences

All meetings at UN Geneva shall respect the following broad accessibility standards:

Guidelines for Inclusive Communication at UN Geneva

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Web Accessibility Statement at UN Geneva

UN Geneva’s commitment to ensuring accessibility of its premises, services, and website are in accordance with Article 9 (g) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and in support of that Convention. If you encounter accessibility barriers on, please use the contact form. We are consistently trying to improve our services; if you have any feedback on how we can do better, let us know through the feedback form below.

Many documents on this website are published in DOCX and PDF format. These formats may not be fully accessible, but finding solutions to this issue is one of our top priorities. Some links on this site will take you to other websites within and outside of the UN system; some of these sites are not yet in accordance with UN Accessibility Guidelines.

This website has been tested using screen readers. We are working to find solutions to elements of this site that are not compatible with screen readers.

This website is created in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and the web accessibility guidelines of the United Nations

If you are interested in how to make your website more accessible, resources for improving web accessibility are available here

This statement was created in April 2020.