New Zealand Permanent Mission Geneva, Switzerland


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.


HE Amanda Ellis, NZ Permanent Representative to Geneva and HE Jim McLay, NZ Permanent Representative to New York, at the New Zealand Stand in the margins of ECOSOC High Level Segment at the United Nations in Geneva 3 July 2013.


A special function for Prominent New Zealanders working in international agencies in Geneva was held  at the New Zealand Permanent Mission, on the 18 June 2013.


His Excellency Mr Kassym-Jomart Tokayek, Director- General of the United Nations Office in Geneva received on the 21 May 2013, the letters accrediting HE Amanda Ellis, Ambassador, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations in Geneva.


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.


The Mission reception is open from 8.30 to 12.30 Monday to Friday.

The Mission is open in the afternoon to visitors with appointments and to New Zealanders who have had their money or passport stolen, or some other consular emergency.

In the case of New Zealanders in difficulty, please call the Consular Officer (022 929 0382) during normal office hours 8.30am to 5.00pm to discuss the issue and arrange a time to come to the Mission if required.


A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred near the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand, on 22 February 2011.

Updates on the earthquake are available on the Canterbury Earthquake website (

More information can be found on the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management website (

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