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Delegates Welcome Service

Servicio Acogida Delegados



Online requests for accommodation support are still open and are subject to the conference calendar (postponed or cancelled) as the Covid19 situation evolves.

The Delegates Welcome Service can allocate a grant to reduce the costs of accommodation for:

  • NGO delegates from developing countries,
  • governments from LDCs participating at an international conference.

If the participant's circumstances fulfils the grant conditions detailed below, a delegate or coordinator can make a request using the on-line form, according to either the individual or group procedure.

The CAGI will make the hotel booking and pay the final hotel bill.

The Delegate pays the CAGI a contribution of between CHF 50 and CHF 140 per night towards the accommodation dependant on the grant allocated. This amount is requested in the online form.

The amount of the daily contribution is determined on the basis of the funding obtained per day by the delegate for accommodation,  according to the table below.

Grant amounts Contribution to be paid to CAGI
from CHF 0 to CHF 49 no grant possible
from CHF 50 to CHF 79 CHF 50
from CHF 80 to CHF 109 CHF 80
from CHF 110 to CHF 139 CHF 110
from CHF 140 to CHF 179 CHF 140
over CHF 180* no grant possible

The Delegates Welcome Service is dependent on its annual budget and reserves the right to limit or refuse requests for funding that does not meet the terms and conditions.

* Among other solutions, consult the suggestions in the CAR-info guide.


Delegates should meet, in principle, all of the following conditions:
Condition 1 - The request must be submitted at least 1 month before arrival in Geneva
Condition 2 - The reason for the stay must be related to activities in one of the following fields:
  • environment and sustainable development,
  • health,
  • humanitarian law and action, human rights, migration,
  • peace, security and disarmament,
  • labour, economics, trade, science, digitisation, telecommunications, intellectual property, parliamentary affairs (IPU), international cities' networks.
Condition 3 - The stay must be motivated by the participation in an international conference, seminar or workshop organised by:
  • an international organisation present in Geneva or in the canton of Vaud,
  • an NGO present in Geneva.
Condition 4 - The delegate must represent:
Condition 5 - Length of stay:
  • The total length of stays cannot exceed 1 month in a calendar year,
  • The stay can begin no earlier than two days before the start of the conference and end no later than two days after the conference has terminated.
Condition 6 - Funding of stay. Support is for delegates:
  • with limited financial resources to stay in Geneva,
  • applying a transparent policy as to their sources of funding and the aims of the stay. 
If you meet the conditions stipulated, click on the corresponding icon below.
If you don't meet the conditions, the delegate will benefit from the rate negotiated by UNOG at hotels in Geneva. 
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