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3rd annual UN Maps conference 2024 in Valencia

UN Photo / Luca Nestola

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Week 21 - May 2024
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Logistic Information

Ground transportation

We have organized two bus routes to accommodate all participants from various hotels to the UNICTF and back.

Route 1:

- Morning Departure: The bus departs from SH Valencia Palace at 8:00 AM, makes a stop at the City Centre at Calle de San Pablo, 5 (corner with Calle Arzobispo Mayoral) at 8:10 AM, and then proceeds to UNICTF.

- Evening Return: The bus will depart from UNICTF at 5:30 PM (subject to adjustments based on the final agenda) following the same route in reverse.

Route 2:

- Morning Departure: The bus departs from Oceanic Hotel at 8:00 AM, with a subsequent stop at 8:20 AM in front of the Ice-Skating Rink located between the Holiday Inn Hotel Bonaire, Ibis Bonaire Hotel, and Xon's Hotel.

- Evening Return: The bus will also depart from UNICTF at 5:30 PM (subject to adjustments based on the final agenda) and will follow the same itinerary back.

If you are unable to utilize the bus transportation arranged above, it is recommended to take a taxi from your hotel or the Valencia city center to the Base.  The fare is approx. 20.00EUR.  Many taxi drivers may not be familiar with UNICTF’s location; we recommend you give them the following driving directions:

  • Nacional 3 (Autovía Madrid –Valencia, dirección Madrid)
  • Salida: 345
  • Tome la primera salida en la primera rotunda, y después tome la segunda salida en la segunda rotunda (Zona de Servicios del Aeropuerto (Aena) - Antigua Base Aérea)
  • Tome la segunda calle a la izquierda

For transportation options To/From Valencia airport to Downtown Valencia, please check this website From the Valencia airport (Manises) to the city centre | Bus, taxi and metro ( or in the tab ABOUT VALENCIA. Furhter information can be also find at

Practical information

Please CLICK HERE to view a floor plan and UNICTF buildings.

Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops. Free wireless access is available throughout the Conference Center.  Wi-Fi User name and Password will be facilitated in the welcome folder.

Security information for Valencia can be obtained on the website of the Department of Safety and Security (

All participants are required to obtain security clearance before travelling. Please initiate the (online) Security Clearance and Travel Request Information Process (TRIP) at, immediately after raising your travel request. Technical assistance for TRIP is available at or +1 917 367-9438.

All UN personnel are advised to familiarize themselves and keep updated with specific Valencia/Spanish security/travel advisories that is provided once TRIP/security clearance has been granted, especially in relation to changes due to COVID. Useful contact information is as follows:

For any emergency call (including safety & security or medical emergency): dial 112 (Spain emergency number)
UNICTF Emergency number - Security Officers (24/7): +34 961 99 3111
Participants are responsible for obtaining the necessary medical clearances and vaccinations (if required) PRIOR to travel.  Please ensure that you reach out to your local medical units after creating and submitting your travel request to take the necessary actions for obtaining this clearance.

The national currency is the Euro.  There is an ATM machine at UNICTF premises where mayor credit cards and debit cards are accepted. Uf you need to withdraw cash or exchange currency, you can also do so in the Valencia city center. To find the most up-to-date exchange rate go to

Valencia City is located in a privileged Mediterranean location and boasts over 300 days of sun per year. It has a relatively dry hot semi-arid climate with very mild winters and long hot dry summers.  In April, the weather in Valencia is usually very mild.  The average temperature is 15.8 °C (60 °F) with a range between 50ºF and 70ºF or 10ºC and 22ºC.

The Spanish Health System combines both public and private health care.  There is a vast network of medical centers and hospitals throughout the Valencian Community and Spain. They offer primary care services as well accident and emergency services. Private health care is of a high quality and affordable.  Below is a list of the private hospitals in Valencia, where patients can make appointments with General practitioners, Specialists or to seek emergency treatment.

For a healthcare emergency please dial 112


Spain uses power outlets and plugs of types C & F. Take a look at the pictures to see what these plugs and power sockets look like:

Do the outlets look different in your country? You'll need a power plug adapter.

Type C - The standard European plug. Commonly used in Europe, South-America and Asia, but also in quite a few other countries. Plugs of type E and F will also fit in a type C outlet.
Type F - Used in almost all European countries and Russia. Also known as the Schuko plug. Plugs of type C and E will also fit in a type F socket.
Electricity in Spain - voltage and frequency
All power sockets in Spain provide a standard voltage of 230V with a standard frequency of 50Hz.

You can use all your equipment in Spain if the outlet voltage in your own country is between 220V-240V. This is the case in most of Europe, Australia, the United Kingdom and most countries in Africa and Asia.

If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100V-127V (which is most common in the US, Canada and countries in South America) you might need a voltage converter in Spain.

The standard frequency in Spain is 50Hz. If this frequency differs from the frequency used in your home country, please use caution when plugging in your devices. Check the small print on the device to see if the device can handle the frequency. Please note we regularly check our electricity information with the International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC)

Small print on the device or power adapter indicates what voltages the device can work with. If you see 100-240V 50/60Hz printed, the adapter is rated to work on all voltages used worldwide. Please note that power plug adapters only convert plug types and do not convert voltages.

In most restaurants, the kitchen is open from 20:00 – 23:00h