Accessibilité at UNOG
The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) is committed to ensuring the accessibility of its premises, services and website to all its stakeholders, clients, visitors and other users, in accordance with Article 9 (g) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and in support of that Convention.
UNOG is specifically committed to making its facilities and conferences accessible to, and inclusive of, persons with disabilities. UNOG is working to make its website accessible in accordance with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/).
Accessibility Features During Conferences
When Arriving at the Palais des Nations
To facilitate access to the premises for persons with disabilities, UNOG’s Security and Safety Service has implemented a standard procedure whereby priority access is automatically provided upon arrival at Pregny Gate. It is important to remember that external delegates, visitors and others can only access the Palais premises through Pregny Gate.
After passing through the priority lane, Security Officers at Pregny Gate will issue a special badge for persons with disabilities, which allows them to open the dedicated accessible door next to the elevator on the side of the Gate. While guiding the visitors to the next accessible elevator and explaining how to get around, the Security Officers will also provide the visitors with a map of the Palais, which clearly indicates accessible doors, elevators and restrooms.
When leaving the premises, visitors are instructed to return the special badge to Security. Visitors are also informed that if they leave after 7:30pm, the . Consequently, visitors will have to leave the premises using the ramp and call for assistance (a telephone is available at the top of the ramp).
OHCHR Accessibility Guide
Check here for more information about access to the Palais des Nations for external visitors.