Conference venues

The Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference will be held at the United Nations University Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

The excellent, fully equipped conference facilities that will be used at UNU Head Quarters include:

  • U Thant International Conference Hall (capacity: 360-plus)
  • Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall (capacity: 110)
  • meeting rooms on the 5th floor
  • a reception hall on the 2nd floor
  • GEOCMap
  • UNU Media Centre
  • gallery space on both the 1st and 2nd floors
  • an exterior area for refreshments

Tokyo Women’s Plaza, located directly behind UNU Head Quarters will also be used for parallel sessions.

Information for participants

Download information about:

Internet access, where to find nearby ATMs, and Dinner location on the 31st



Internet access during the Conference

Free wireless is available in the wireless Hot Spots. Hot Spots are located in the UNU HQ in the following areas:

Wifi connection will be available in UNU at the following Hot Spots:

3F UThant Hall (both inside and outside of UThant)

2F Reception Hall

2F Information Desk Area(outside of Reception Hall)

To access these points, please use this Login: ESG-Tokyo-2013-01
Password: guest-access

5F Elizabeth Rose Hall (both inside and outside of Rose Hall)
5F Lounge Space

To access these other points, please use this Login: ESG-Tokyo-2013-02
Password: guest-access


5 minutes from Omotesando Station (Subway)
10 minutes from Shibuya Station (JR lines)

The United Nations University is located on Aoyama Dori in Shibuya-ku. It is a five-minute walk from Omotesando station (Chiyoda line, Ginza line, Hanzomon line: Exit B2) or a ten-minute walk from JR Shibuya station. Nearby landmarks include the Kodomo no Shiro (Children’s Castle) and the Aoyama Gakuin University.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide parking space.

The conference site is approximately 15 minutes by walking from the hotels listed on the Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference’s website:


Access to the GEOC

Please check back soon for more detailed information about the conference venues.