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To organize an event with Cultural Activities Programme: All proposals need to come from either a Permanent Mission or an International Organization. The Cultural Activities Committee (CAC) reviews and approves all new proposals at least three months prior to the actual event to allow enough time for the organization. Events in the frameworks of Cultural Activities have to be artistic in nature (e.g. paintings, concerts, artistic photography, etc.)
All proposals have to be in line with UN values, shall not single out any Member States and shall not be too graphic. Venues can be pre-reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed once the CAC has approved the project. In case a project does not fit into the frameworks of Cultural Activities, it could be organized as a Side Event to a meeting or conference at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).
The Library is located inside the United Nations compound in Geneva, in Building B of the Palais des Nations.
Getting to the Palais des Nations:
Entry for visitors is possible at Peace Gate and the Pregny Pavilion bis from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. after passing through security screening.
Public transport: Transports Publics Genevois
Palais des Nations transit stops are Appia and Nations.
Access from Cornavin railway station:
- Bus lines : 8, F, V, Z (“Appia” stop), then a 5 minutes' walk to the Pregny Gate (Pass & ID accreditation services), or directly to the Peace Gate
- Tramway 15 (“Nations” stop)
Access from Cointrin airport:
- Bus lines: 28 (“Appia” stop) or 5 (“Nations” stop)
Other bus lines with stop at “Nations”:
- Bus lines 11 and 22.
Reminder for all external attendees: If you are not in possession of a UN badge, you should register to the event of your choice on indico.un.org, and bring a valid ID on the day of the event to the UN visitors entrance, the Peace Gate.
Please see the following information on event venues inside the Palais: https://ask.unog.ch/events/faq/178198