Conference of the States Parties
Logistics

Due to the Covid-19 crisis and evolving guidance from the Government of the Netherlands, the OPCW continues to review the format of CSP-25 including options for attendance and participation.

Make sure your week goes smoothly with essential logistical details about the Conference. Find out how to get to the conference, where to stay, details about venue facilities and more.

Getting Here

International Travel

Check with your local government for information on required documents and arrangements that you will need for travel to the Netherlands. If you need a letter to accompany your visa application that confirms your attendance at the Conference, contact us.

Public Transportation

Train service between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, and the two main railway stations in The Hague, Den Haag Centraal Station and Den Haag HS Station, is provided by NS. For details, visit ns.nl.

Tram and bus service is provided in The Hague by HTM. For details, visit htm.nl. The World Forum can be reached by tram 1, 16 or 17, or bus 21.

Official licensed taxis can be recognised by their blue number plates. Haagsche City Tax operates in The Hague: +31 (0)70 3 830 830

Parking

Paid parking is available in the underground garage at the World Forum.

World Forum
Churchillplein 10
2517JW, The Hague
The Netherlands

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Staying Here

The Hague has many hotel options can be found through the Tourist Information website of The Hague.

To learn about the sights, shops, and restaurants of the city, visit denhaag.com.

Facilities

Internet access

Free wifi is available in the World Forum, and the OPCW Headquarters.

Computers with internet access and printers are available for participants in the Oceania Foyer in the World Forum (the Delegates’ Lounge). 

Cloakroom

A complimentary staffed cloakroom will be located at the entrance of the conference area before the security screening area. Items are left at the owner’s risk.

Parking

Paid parking is available in the underground garage at the World Forum.

Banking

An ATM is located on the first floor of the OPCW Headquarters.

Accessibility

The World Forum and OPCW Headquarters offer barrier-free access, with lifts to all floors and accessible toilet facilities on every floor. Arrangements can be made to accommodate wheelchairs in the King Willem-Alexander Theatre upon request.

Hearing aid users can connect to the induction loop assistive listening system provided in the King Willem-Alexander Theatre. To use the induction loop, hearing aids should be set to the ‘T’ setting.

Security

Every precaution is taken to ensure that the Conference is safe and secure. Security guards are present at all times at the World Forum, OPCW Headquarters, and at associated Conference events.

Security Screening

All participants will be screened each time they enter the World Forum. Be sure to allow extra time to clear security screening prior to scheduled meetings, particularly on the first morning of the Conference.

Use of phones, recording devices, camera, and radio transmitters may be restricted in certain areas.

Baggage must never be left unattended. Ensure that all baggage is tagged. The OPCW will not assume responsibility for any lost items or for the removal and destruction of unattended baggage deemed to be suspicious.

Confidentiality and Security Matters

In Case of Emergency

Medical and Other Emergencies. For emergency services (fire, medical, police), call 112.

Fire. In case of fire, leave the building immediately by walking to the nearest safe exit. Leave all belongings. Do not use the elevators. Do not return to the building until authorities indicate that it is safe to do so.

Non-emergency Medical Assistance. The OPCW doctor can be contacted throughout the Conference for non-emergency medical assistance. Ask a uniformed security guard or call the OPCW Security Control Centre at +31 (0) 70 416 3333.

For other security concerns in the World Forum, notify a uniformed security guard or dial 9 from any of the courtesy telephones in the meeting rooms. An on-site security office is located on the first floor of the World Forum and will attend to any emergencies and security situations at that venue during the Conference.

For emergencies at OPCW Headquarters, call the OPCW Security Control Centre: +31 (0) 70 416 3333.

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