New Zealand Permanent Mission Geneva, Switzerland

01-05-15

This years’ Anzac Day Service, held at the Commonwealth War Graves, St. Matin's Cemetery, Vevey, Switzerland, marked the 100th anniversary of the Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) landings at Gallipoli, on the 25th April 1915.

10-02-15

New Zealand’s non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (2015-2016) gives us an opportunity to actively engage and promote peace and security around the world. In recognition that peace goes beyond the governmental realm we wanted to acknowledge a young kiwi who is also on track to promoting peace through her music.

28-01-15

New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.

20-01-15

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.

17-10-14

New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release

10-10-14

Thank you Mr Chairperson,

New Zealand joins others to reiterate strong support for the excellent work of UNHCR at this time of unprecedented demand and increasing pressure on the ability to respond to displacement crises around the world.  New Zealand is pleased to respond positively to the High Commissioner’s request to continue to pledge un-earmarked core funding, as well as responding to additional targeted appeals.

10-10-14

65th session, Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme                                                                          

Statement by New Zealand, delivered by Carl Reaich 30 September

22-04-14

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.

10-03-14

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

04-03-14

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. 

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2014-15

United Nations Handbook
2014-15

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release | www.beehive.govt.nz

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

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