Thirty-third session of the Governing Council of IFAD 17-18 February 2010: Information for delegates

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Thirty-third session of the Governing Council of IFAD 17-18 February 2010: Information for delegates

Traffic around the venue

On 17 and 18 February, parking near IFAD will be limited to the vehicles of Governing Council participants. Further details will be communicated at a later stage.

Parking and transportation

Delegates may be dropped off in the internal parking lot at the headquarters' main entrance (via Paolo di Dono, 44).

For the days of the Governing Council session, a limited number of parking places have been reserved near the IFAD premises for delegates arriving in cars with CD plates or displaying an IFAD parking permit. The parking places are located inside a public parking lot on via Paolo Di Dono, between 149-157. A sheltered area with an IFAD sign will be set up at the entrance to make the parking area easily identifiable. Conference staff will also be on hand for any assistance needed. (see map)

Governing Council delegates can obtain a temporary IFAD parking permit from Conference Services.

Shuttle bus service

The shuttle bus service between Laurentina metro station and IFAD headquarters will run from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on 17 February and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 18 February, with intensified services at peak times (beginning and end of the meeting each day). The pick-up and drop-off point at Laurentina is Viale Luca Gaurico 9-11, on the main road behind the station, while the IFAD drop-off and pick-up point is the yellow bus stop adjacent to the main entrance of the guardhouse (between via Paolo di Dono 50-44).

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Strict security measures will be implemented. Metal detectors and x-rays machines for baggage scanning will be in operation at all entrances to the meeting site. Security staff will have instructions to allow entry only to persons in possession of a security badge.

Registration and accreditation

All members of official delegations and all observers are kindly requested to register and pick up their security badge immediately upon arrival at the registration area located in the atrium.

Delegates are kindly reminded that due to the limited seating capacity of the Plenary Hall, only two seats per delegation will be assigned. Floating passes will be issued at the registration area. A limited number of observers will be issued with a floating pass.

Upon registration for the Governing Council, delegates will be provided with a meeting badge to be used on both days of the session. For security purposes, this badge must be worn at all times while on the IFAD premises.

The registration desk (IFAD Main Entrance) will be operational during the following times:

  • Saturday, 13 February from 11.00-16.00 hours
  • Monday, 15 February from 9.00-17.00 hours
  • Tuesday, 16 February from 9.00-17.00 hours

On the opening day of the Governing Council, Wednesday, 17 February, Delegates may also register from 8.00 hours onward.

In the event that delegates wish to designate someone to collect their meeting badge prior to the start of the session, a written authorization should be provided to the Registration Desk showing the name(s) of those for whom badges are to be collected. This authorization should be duly signed by the delegate(s) or the relevant authority at the Permanent Representation or Embassy in Rome.

Floating passes and parking permits may also be picked up at the Registration Desk for Delegates during the hours indicated above.

Statements by delegates

Heads of delegation wishing to make a general statement during the plenary meetings of the Governing Council are requested to notify the Secretary of IFAD ( of their intention to do so by Monday, 8 February 2010 at the latest (please complete this form). A list of the order of speakers, based on the order of the receipt of requests, will be published and made available at the start of the session.

Web streaming of the proceedings

Delegates unable to enter the Plenary Hall may follow the proceedings through a video link in the Italian Conference Room on the lower ground floor. Earphone sets with a language selector will allow delegates to follow the discussions in their language of preference.

Meeting rooms

Small meeting rooms may be reserved on an hourly basis by country delegations by sending an e-mail to

Restaurants and cafeterias

Coffee, light beverages, sandwiches and pastries may be purchased at reasonable prices in the cafeteria on the ground floor and at the bar in the conference area on the lower ground floor. At the cafeteria, hot meals are also available at lunchtime from noon to 2 p.m. The cafeteria is open from 8 a.m. until the end of the proceedings.

A list of nearby restaurants and self-service cafeterias will be available at the information desk.

List of restaurants and snack bars near IFAD

Walking distance

  • Cheng Du Chinese (Restaurant)
    Via Paolo di Dono, 23
    Tel: 06 5193031
  • Costantini Snack Bar/Cafeteria
    Via Duccio di Buoninsegna, 2/10
    Tel: 06 5035198
  • Euro Caffè Snack Bar/Cafeteria
    Via A. Baldovinetti, 91
    Tel: 06 5190719
  • GE.SI Snack Bar
    Via A. Baldovinetti, 8
    Tel: 06 5193503
  • Magnum 2000 Snack Bar
    Via Duccio di Buoninsegna, 49
    Tel: 06 5193762
  • La Mandara Snack Bar/Cafeteria
    Largo del Bronzino, 4
    Tel: 06 5193666
  • Mela Verde Snack Bar/Cafeteria
    Via Paolo di Dono, 41
    Tel: 06 5043200
  • Moroni Snack Bar
    Via A. Baldovinetti, 61
    Tel: 06 5031414

Further afield

  • Hostaria Antica Roma (Restaurant)
    Via Appia Antica, 87
    Tel: 06 5132888
    Closed on Mondays
  • Hostaria dell'Archeologia (Restaurant)
    Via Appia Antica, 139
    Tel: 06 7880494
    Closed on Tuesdays
  • Orazio (Restaurant)
    Via di Porta Latina, 5
    Tel: 06 70492401
    Closed on Tuesdays
  • Orto di Roma (Restaurant)
    Via di Grottaperfetta, 551
    Tel: 06 5032081
    Open every day
  • Shangri-La Corsetti (Restaurant)
    Viale Algeria, 141
    Tel: 06 5918861
    Open every day


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