New Zealand Permanent Mission Geneva, Switzerland


H.E. Amanda Ellis, Honorary Patron of The International Alliance for Women (TIAW) Global Forum and World of Difference Awards, in Washington D.C. with two of the Word of Difference Award winners. Rachel Petero (left) is a New Zealander honoured for her work with women entrepreneurs in Qatar. Halima Namakula (centre) received her award for her significant contribution to her community in Uganda.


The New Zealand Development Scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government’s overseas aid and development programme.


On 20 March 2014, the New Zealand Permanent Mission in Geneva co-hosted a side event in the margins of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Governing Body on the links between employment and peace building in fragile states. 


The Hon. Judith Collins, Minister of Justice presents a New Zealand Waka  to Mr Michael Møller, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, at a reception held at the Palais des Nations on the 27 January 2014.

The New Zealand reception took place against a backdrop of posters celebrating women’s participation in New Zealand.




Vanuatu's Prime Minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil and Deputy Prime Minister, Edward Natapei with UNGA President, Dr John Ashe and New Zealand UN Ambassador Amanda Ellis in Geneva for the Human Rights Council.



An online toolkit is now available for New Zealand exporters to help tell the New Zealand story overseas.


The African Union Handbook 2014 is a comprehensive guide to the African Union system and how it works.


The African Union Handbook was launched in Geneva on 3 March 2014, United Nations Office in Geneva.


The New Zealand Permanent Mission in Geneva celebrated Waitangi Day with a reception on Friday 14 February, which welcomed over 460 people from the diplomatic community, international organisations and New Zealand expatriates.


The New Zealand delegation in Geneva was delighted to support Tonga’s first ever WTO Trade Policy Review process, held at meetings on 11-13 February.  New Zealand Permanent Representative to the WTO, John Adank, was discussant for the review, highlighting key features of Tonga’s trade policy framework and the actions they had taken to implement their WTO obligations since becoming a member of the WTO in 2007. 

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