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The UN family in Geneva remains engaged and committed to delivering our mandate for the people we serve.

  • Information for journalists: the bi-weekly press briefings for UN accredited correspondents on Tuesdays and Fridays are maintained, with remote participation for the most part.
  • UN Library & Archives Geneva: online resources are available and include a large selection of open access materials. Librarians and archivists are available to answer your questions at ask.unog.ch. For an update on the current situation of the Library & Archives services, visit this page.

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU BECOME ILL WHILE ON THE PREMISES

If you are experiencing COVID-19 type symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, loss of sense of smell), please contact the UN Security Control Centre: +41 (0) 22 917 29 00 or 112 from any fixed phone in the Palais. Security personnel will assist you and contact the UN Medical Service.

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) 917 28 07, or reception at +41 (0) 917 25 20.

For medical assistance outside of the Palais des Nations

HÔPITAUX UNIVERSITAIRES DE GENÈVE
Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil 4, 1205 Geneva
+41 (0)22 372 33 11 - www.hug-ge.ch
Open: 24 hours, 7 days a week

CENTRE MÉDICO - CHIRURGICAL
VERMONT - GRAND-PRÉ
Rue de Vermont 9a, 1202 Geneva
+41 (0)22 734 51 50 - www.pmv.ch
Open: 24 hours, 7 days a week

HÔPITAL DE LA TOUR
Avenue J.-D.-Maillard 3, 1217 Meyrin
+41 (0) 22 719 61 11 - www.la-tour.ch/fr
Open: 24 hours, 7 days a week

CLINIQUE DES GRANGETTES
Chemin des Grangettes 7, 1224 Chêne-Bougeries
+41 (0)22 305 01 11 - website
Open: Mon-Fri, 7.00am – 11.pm; Sat-Sun, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

GENÈVE –MÉDECINS
(House calls by doctor) +41 (0)22 754 54 54 - www.gemed.ch
Open: 24 hours, 7 days a week

SOS MÉDECINS GENÈVE
(House calls by doctor) +41 (0)22 748 49 50 - website
Open: 24 hours, 7 days a week

How can I prevent the spread of viruses?

Clean hands frequently

  • With soap and water (for 40 to 60 seconds), or
  • With an alcohol-based hand rub (for 20 to 30 seconds).
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Keep your distance
  • Stay at home if you have got a high temperature and a cough
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue, when coughing or sneezing
  • Throw the issue away immediately in a closed bin and wash hands
  • Clean your hands after contact with respiratory secretions or contaminated objects or materials

My Hero is You

My hero is you

 

With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.

 

Coronavirus hotline in Switzerland:
+41 (0) 58 463 0000
Medical emergency Switzerland: dial 144
Medical emergency France: dial 15

Federal Office of Public Health

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