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Security Advisory

Heads of state and other high level personalities have been invited to the UNDRR Second Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, 16-19 June 2009, Geneva. Within UN premises or in premises used for UN conferences as in this case the CICG (International Conference Centre Geneva), security is the responsibility of UNDRR. Outside these premises, ALL external security-related issues are the responsibility of the host country, Switzerland.

In preparation for the Global Platform, a letter has been sent to the Swiss Ambassador requesting mobilization of Federal and Cantonal security authorities to alert them to the arrival of heads of state. The letter has been shared with United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) Safety and Security, Protocol and Legal offices and the CICG Project Manager

All arriving heads of state should alert their permanent missions which will take responsibility for their movements including picking them up at the airport, liaising with airport authorities regarding VIP protocol, arranging for their transportation, accommodation and all other related support while they remain in Geneva.

The Swiss Permanent Mission in Geneva must be kept informed of the arrival in Switzerland of ALL heads of state including dates of arrival which will be passed on to the Swiss by UNDRR on the basis of confirmed registration and attendance.

There may be some instances where some countries have no representation in Geneva. In these cases, governments should approach UNDRR directly.

UNDRR secretariat
19 May 2009

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Geneva Hotel list

Please note that hotels in Geneva on the dates of the first session of the Global Platform can be in great demand and we strongly recommend that you book your hotel as soon as possible.

Hotels with blocked rooms

The following hotels have rooms blocked for Global Platform participants.
Contact the hotel you prefer and book your room by following the specified procedure.

ETAP Hotel
26 avenue Louis Casaï
1216 Genève Cointrin
Tel. +41 22 710 46 36
Fax. +41 22 710 46 10
e-mail :
Contact : Lorna
Block booking No. 132213
30 rooms
Single : CHF 117.30
Double : CHF 130.60
Procedure: send your request by fax or email, mentioning block booking number, dates and "ISDR"

Hotel Warwick
14 rue de Lausanne
1201 - Genève
Tel. +41 22 716 86 52
Fax. +41 22 716 86 54
Contact: Andreia Almeida
Block booking No. 164455
30 rooms
Single: CHF 260
Double: CHF 290
Procedure: use the registration form below and fax or e-mail it to the hotel.

Hotel Grand Pré
35 rue du Grand Pré
1202 Genève
Tel. +41 22 918 11 22
Fax. +41 22 734 76 91
Contact: Marie Pierre Catherin
20 rooms single with shower, booked in the name of UNDRR
CHF 186, breakfast included
Procedure: use the registration form below and fax or e-mail it to the hotel.

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