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Important Notice

Access to the Palais des Nations premises is not authorized for any person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last five days. It is also not permitted to come to the UN premises if you have any cold-, flu- or COVID-19 like symptoms, however mild (even after a negative COVID-19 test result).

If the above applies to any person, their remote participation in relevant meetings is welcomed, however they are asked to refrain from coming to the premises. Meeting organizers should provide remote connection details to meeting participants where relevant.


COVID-19 measures for meetings at the Palais des Nations

Effective Monday, 9 January 2023, conference participants and personnel will no longer be required to wear masks on all UN Geneva premises, including conference rooms and the Library. 

However, you may continue to wear a mask anywhere on the premises, if you feel more comfortable to do so. Everyone is also encouraged to maintain other protective hygiene measures, e.g. frequent washing of hands and keeping physical distances.

Medical assistance at the Palais des Nations

For emergency assistance while at the Palais des Nations, dial the Security Control Centre (24hrs) +41 (0)22 917 2900 (or 112 from any fixed-line phone in the Palais).

For advice or to report a COVID-19 case, please call the UN Medical Service nurses at +41 (0)22 917 28 07, or reception at +41 (0)22 917 25 20.

Medical emergency Switzerland: dial 144
Medical emergency France: dial 15