Meeting and conference facilities and services at UN Geneva are intended primarily for meetings and conferences listed in the official United Nations Calendar of Conferences approved by the General Assembly and for informal meetings of regional or other established groups of Member States upon request of the Chairman of the group, in accordance with established procedures.
Subject to availability, UN Geneva premises and services may also be made available for (among others):
- Meetings officially called by, or sponsored by, a United Nations entity;
- Press conferences and briefings organized by United Nations entities.
With the onset of COVID-19 and the related restrictions on meetings, UN Geneva has offered online and hybrid meeting organization as a business continuity measure. There is no mandate to provide these services. Until such a mandate exists, if Member States wish to continue meeting in hybrid format for specific bodies, they would have to take a decision requiring the provision of remote meeting services for specific bodies. These services can only be provided on a cost recovery basis.