New Zealand Permanent Mission Geneva, Switzerland


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.


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 was launched in Geneva on 3 March 2014, United Nations Office in Geneva.

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