The seventieth session of the
WMO Executive Council (EC-70) will be held in Geneva from 20 to 29 June
2018, at the WMO headquarters building, 7 bis, avenue de la Paix. The opening of
EC-70 will take place on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 at 9.30 a. m.
A Conference Information and Registration Desk will be set up on the ground floor of the WMO building, close to the meeting rooms, to facilitate the registration of participants and provision of general information. Registration will open on Tuesday 19 June from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. and continue throughout the session.
Participants will receive identification badges at the time of registration, which should be worn throughout the session. As longer lines are to be expected on the first day of the meeting, early registration and badge pick-up on Tuesday 19 June are strongly encouraged.
Documents will be posted before and during the session on the EC-70 website, in line with WMO greening efforts to promote paper-smart meetings. Therefore, participants are kindly invited to bring internet-enabled portable computers capable of handling Microsoft Word 2010 and Adobe PDF formats so that they can work in paper-smart mode during the session.
Simultaneous interpretation into the six WMO official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish will be provided during plenary meetings in Salle Obasi. Side meetings will be held in English or with interpretation, when possible. Documents will be issued in the six WMO official languages.
Material arrangements for the session are described in the INF1(1) document available from the Information Documents section of this website.
Participants are advised that hotel accommodation in Geneva and the surrounding area may be scarce. They should inquire with the hotels to see if it is possible to have special UN rates for the dates of their stay. Please find below the list of some of the hotels located in the vicinity of WMO.
1. Hotel Ibis Genève Centre Lac
Rue De Berne 26, Pâquis, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
2. Hotel Drake-Longchamp
Rue Butini 7, Pâquis, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
3. Hotel Ibis Genève Centre Nations
Rue du Grand Pré 33-35, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
4. Hotel Les Nations
Rue du Grand Pré 62, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
5. Hotel Eden
Rue de Lausanne 135, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
6. Hotel Mon Repos
Rue de Lausanne 131, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
For more information, you can also consult the Geneva Tourism official website.
Hotels in Geneva provide all guests, upon demand, with a free ticket for public transport. In addition, upon arrival at Geneva airport, free tickets are available from the machine in the baggage conveyor Hall before passing customs.
General information on how to get to WMO from the airport and how to get to the City centre can be found on the WMO website: link.