Register to Attend

The pre-registration has closed. If you wish to attend the Summit, it is possible to register at the Summit. Please make sure to bring a picture ID and allow for sufficient time.

At the World Summit on Leaving No One Behind you have the opportunity each year to meet face-to-face with researchers and experts, representatives from governmental agencies and NGOs, funding organisations and supporters to discuss how we use innovative technical and governance-related ideas to make powerful progress against the world’s most pressing challenges in ensuring no one is left behind regarding water and sanitation. The themes this year are Women, Children, Refugees and Migrants, Rural Areas, Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change. What does it look like when you bring passionate people together, from around the world, who are committed to human rights? We can’t wait for you to find out. 

The 1st World Summit on Leaving No One Behind will be held in the WIPO Conference Hall  in Geneva, Switzerland.

Venue Address

34 chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva, Switzerland

Participants requiring a visa for entry to Switzerland are strongly advised to make their application in their home country at least two months before the intended date of travel.

Please contact your nearest Swiss/Schengen Embassy, Consulate or your Travel agency for more information. If you are not flying directly to Switzerland please note that a transit visa might be needed for some countries in order to be able to continue your travel to Switzerland.

If a letter of invitation is needed for the visa application, the Organisers of the Summit can send this upon request after you have registered for the World Summit on Leaving No One Behind and your registration has been confirmed.

The letter of invitation does not represent a commitment on the part of the Organisers to provide financial support.

For a list of Embassies and Consulates, please visit the website:

Travel to Geneva by train

Trains arrive at Gare Cornavin in central Geneva. 

Public transport to WIPO Conference Hall

There are several bus and tram connections serving stops near the Summit venue, WIPO Conference Hall

  • Bus 8 (stop UTI)
  • Bus 5 (stop Vermont or Intercontinental)
  • Tram 15 (stop Nations)

For full timetables visit

Travel from Geneva Airport to Gare Cornavin

From Geneva Airport there are bus (line 5 and 10) and train connections to Gare Cornavin. The journey by train takes 8 minutes, and the journey by bus 25 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the train and bus station and air travelers can collect a free ticket near baggage claim at the airport. For a complete train timetable visit, and for bus timtetables.

Trips to and from Geneva airport should cost approximately CHF 35 to 45 each way. The trip takes about 15 minutes.

Participants may  choose to book accommodation with a hotel the World Summit on LNOB has partnered with.

Hotel Ibis Geneve Centre Nations
Rue du Grand Pre 33-35
1202 Geneva

Date: February 6th to 9th, 2019 (3 nights)
Room Category: Double/Twin/Sinlge rooms

Single room: CHF 130.- per room/night
Double/Twin room: CHF 146.- per room/night (double occupancy)

Service, VAT tax and breakfast buffet included. City tax on supplement CHF 3.30 per person/day. 

If you wish to book this hotel, please download this form and e-mail it as an attachment directly to the hotel. 

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