Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and to the other international organisations in Geneva
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Switzerland’s foreign policy
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Switzerland’s contribution to the enlarged EU
International Police Missions of Switzerland
Agenda beyond 2015
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Informations concerning relations between Switzerland and the international organisations
Switzerland’s speeches and statements at the UN are compiled according to subject and the body they address, and are available in the original language version.
New releases, specialist publications and brochures to download or order
Welcome by the head of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland in Geneva
The role of the Mission and how it works.
Presentation of the members of the Mission management
The term International Geneva refers to the City of Geneva's long tradition of hosting international organisations. Geneva is recognised as a centre of excellence for international cooperation and multilateral diplomacy
International Geneva offers a significant potential for synergies between actors. In order to exploit it, Switzerland has created a set of practical tools that includes platforms for coordination, reflection and cooperation with influential foreign think tanks.
The Human Rights Section promotes and defends Switzerland's interests within the Human Rights Council and its subsidiary mechanisms
Geneva hosts the Conference on Disarmament and the majority of the disarmament institutions
Most of the main humanitarian organisations and a large number of international non-governmental organisations are based in Geneva. The Humanitarian Affairs Section safeguards Switzerland's interests in these bodies
The Global Affairs Section safeguards Switzerland's interests within the international organisations, agencies, funds, programmes and secretariats based in Geneva
The Mission's Section of Privileges and Immunities is responsible for applying the system of diplomatic benefits to the international community and its registration service issues FDFA legitimation cards.
This manual was created to explain the system of privileges and immunities to the permanent missions, international organisations and their staff members.
A FAQ (frequently asked questions) has been prepared to answer the questions that are usually asked about the regime of privileges, immunities and facilities applicable to permanent missions, international organisations, as well as to the staff and members of their families.
The Section for Security and General Affairs deals with requests from international organisations and permanent missions regarding security. It facilitates the issuing of visas for International Geneva and deals with disputes.
Information on visas is provided to those expected within the context of International Geneva.
The Section for Real Estate and Framework Conditions provides operational support for all real estate matters related to the presence in Switzerland of international organisations, permanent missions and their personnel.
This manual provides relevant information to foreign States or members of personnel of permanent missions and international organisations who would like to aquire a property in Switzerland
The brochure presents the actors of International Geneva and their joint daily commitment to peace, rights and wellbeing worldwide.
Switzerland - Host State (PDF, 2.1 MB, English)
If you would like to represent Switzerland to the United Nations Office and the other international organisations based in Geneva, the Swiss Mission offers professional opportunities in different fields
New graduates have the possibility to gain their first professional experiences in an international environment at the Swiss Mission
Are you currently seeking a job in an international environment? International organisations and non-governmental organisations based in Geneva offer internships, jobs and career perspectives in various fields
Federal Council concludes an agreement on the privileges and immunities with the organisation based in Geneva.
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Last update 27.11.2017