New Zealand Permanent Mission Geneva, Switzerland


The New Zealand Permanent Mission in Geneva celebrated the United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States which was held from 1-4 September in Samoa with a lunchtime Reception on 5 September titled ‘From São Tomé to Samoa’.


Panel chairs at the New Zealand side event included Benin Minister of Industry, Trade and SMEs, Mme. Azaria Honhoui, Madagascar Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Ravatomanga, New Zealand Ambassador and PR to the UN in Geneva, Mme. Ellis, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director for the Regional Bureau for Africa, Mr. Dieye, International Trade Centre Executive-Director Mme. Gonzalez, and Benin Ambassador and PR to the UN in New York, Mr. Zinsou.


Participants from the New Zealand, Benin, UNDP and ITC side event on "Leveraging LDC agricultural potential through productive partnerships: new business models in science, innovation and market access” 


Are you a Foreign Ministry official from one of the countries listed below? Are you looking to sharpen up your English language skills? Would you like to undertake an intensive eight week language course in New Zealand?

If so, we want you! But hurry, applications are due at the following address on Friday 11 July 2014:


New Zealand and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) co-hosted an Ambassadors’ luncheon discussion with the UNDP Administrator Ms Helen Clark on “Why resilience matters for development”. on the 24 June 2014, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.


New Zealand joins others in congratulating the UNDP Administrator on her leadership of UNDP over the past year.


On Friday 25 April 2014, the New Zealand and Australian Consulates-General hosted an Anzac Day commemoration service in Vevey, Switzerland. We were joined by the Turkish Ambassador to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Mehmet Ferden ÇARIKÇI, for a moving ceremony that acknowledged the sacrifices of the past and the bonds of friendship that have endured.


The New Zealand Permanent Mission in Geneva is now on Twitter! Follow us on @NZUNGVA to keep up to date with our latest statements, events and outreach.

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