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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: Enter the Palais des Nations through the Visitor's entrance at Pregny Gate, on avenue de la Paix, in front of the International Committee of the Red Cross building.

    Enter the Palais des Nations at Pregny Gate. Go through security screening. Walk to E Building and enter through Door 40. Use the escalator to go one floor up (3rd floor). Continue straight through the glassed Passerelle. Turn left at the end of the Passerelle. Enter B Building by following the corridor on your left until its end. You are at the Library now. The Library Events Room is two floors down (1st floor).

    Public transport
    Access from Cornavin railway station:

    • Bus lines: 8, F, V, Z (“Appia” stop).
    • Tramway 15 (“Nations” stop), then a 5 minutes’ walk to Pregny Gate.

    Access from Cointrin airport:

    • Bus lines: 28 (“Appia” stop) or 5 (“Nations” stop) then a 5 minutes’ walk to Pregny Gate.
    • Other bus lines with stop at “Nations”: 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, and bring a valid ID on the day of the event to the UN visitors entrance, the Pregny Gate.