New Zealand Permanent Mission Geneva, Switzerland


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

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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.


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

Statement by New Zealand, delivered by Carl Reaich 30 September


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.


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


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. 


Ambassador John Adank, New Zealand Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation(WTO), chaired a Fisheries Subsidy Transparency Seminar, held at the World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland on the 21 October 2013. The purpose of the seminar was to take stock of international fisheries subsidies developments and to consider recent initiatives on improving transparency around fisheries subsidies.


New Zealand’s ambassador, John Adank, Chair of the Committee on Agriculture delivered his Report on 11 October 2013 to the entire membership on the consultations held with a number of delegations

As mentioned in the invitation fax, the purpose of today’s meeting is to report back on the state of play on Bali related elements that have been the subject of informal consultations in recent weeks.


From New Zealand’s Minister of Women’s Affairs

On 19 September 120 years ago New Zealand made history.

This year we will be celebrating those very determined and courageous women who stood up and blazed the way with an act of leadership of international renown in 1893. They broke down barriers for women and subsequently helped change world attitudes. As we mark 120 years of Suffrage we also have the occasion to consider how we can further progress opportunities for women in the future.


The receiving office for New Zealand visa applications is about to change. From 10 December 2012, applications can no longer be lodged with the New Zealand Consulate-General in Geneva, and instead need to be sent to the New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC) in London. If you reside in the UK, you can submit your application to the VAC in person.

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