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Delegates Welcome Service

Servicio Acogida Delegados



The Delegates Welcome Service (CAGI) supports the logistics of the organisation of short stay accommodation, mainly for delegates from civil society or NGOs participating in an international conference. It can also grant financial support to reduce the costs of the stay.

The request has to be submitted at least one month before the arrival in Geneva.

Once the request has been analysed, a delegate benefitting from such support, will pay a contribution for the accommodation. The CAGI pays the hotel directly for the stay. The contribution of the delegate ranges from 35 Swiss Francs to 110 Swiss Francs per night.

The CAGI makes bookings according to the availability of our partnered hotels when the request is made. The CAGI cannot, in any circumstances, take over an existing booking .

It is strongly recommended to contact the CAGI as early as possible, given the important demand during certain periods when the  Conferences and Events Season is underway.


Delegates should meet, in principle, all of the following conditions:

Condition 1 - The stay should be related to at least one of International Geneva’s main areas of excellence:

  • peace, security, disarmament,
  • humanitarian law and activities, human rights, migration,
  • labour, economy, commerce, science, telecommunications,
  • health,
  • environment, sustainable development.

Condition 2 - The stay has to be motivated by the delegate's participation in a non-paid conference, forum, work meeting, seminar or a training course organised by:

  • an international organisation based in Geneva,
  • an NGO based in Geneva.

Condition 3 - The delegate has to represent:

Condition 4 - Length of stay:

The stay should be no longer than a month accumulated in any one calendar year.

Condition 5 - Financing of the stay:

The support is aimed at delegates who do not have enough means to find accommodation in Geneva. We have a transparency policy regarding the sources of finance, as well as the objectives of the stay.


The delegate and the organisation that they represent shall not engage in religious or political proselytism.

Depending on the annual budget granted to the Delegates Information Desk, CAGI may limit its contribution and/or reject an application that does not meet all the conditions. 

If you meet the conditions, follow the procedure in accordance with your profile

If you don't meet the conditions, the delegate will, at all times, benefit from the rate negotiated by UNOG at partenered hotels in the Geneva region. 
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