New Zealand Permanent Mission Geneva, Switzerland


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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.



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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. 


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.

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