Valentin Zellweger,

Welcome message by the Ambassador

Welcome by the head of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland in Geneva

Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and to the other international organisations in Geneva

About the mission

Understand the role of the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and to the other international organisations in Geneva and how it works

Opening hours and contacts 


International Geneva

The term International Geneva refers to the unique concentration of international organisations, diplomatic representations, NGOs, academic and scientific institutions based in Geneva. The city is recognised in the world as a centre of excellence for international cooperation and multilateral diplomacy

Brochure Switzerland - Host State

The brochure Switzerland - Host State reveals by combining a brief history with interesting facts how Switzerland's ambitious and visionary host-state policy enabled to develop International Geneva

Symbolic handshake in agreement, above the Swiss cross depicted in the Parliament.

Manual of the regime of privileges and immunities and other facilities

The Permanent Mission of Switzerland in Geneva has created a manual on implementing the system of privileges and immunities to the permanent missions, international organisations and their staff members

Multilateral activities

Image of the conference room of the Palais des Nations, UN, Geneva

Human rights in the context of the United Nations

One of the United Nations' principal objectives is to promote respect for human rights and the fundamental freedoms of all

Filipino children are gathered in front of a tent provided by the Swiss Humanitarian Aid

Humanitarian affairs

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

Photo of the sculpture "The Broken Chair" in Geneva, dedicated to the victims of landmines

Disarmament and non-proliferation

Geneva is the principal multilateral platform for disarmament and arms control. The city hosts the Conference on Disarmament and the majority of the disarmament institutions. The bulk of international disarmament treaties are deposited in Geneva

Flags of the United Nations member states flying in front of the Palais des Nations in Geneva in 2014

Global Affairs

The Global Affairs Section safeguards Switzerland's interests within the international organisations, agencies, funds, programmes and secretariats based in Geneva