Permanent Mission to the Office of the United Nations and to the other International Organizations in Geneva

ICRC, Geneva

Political Affairs Section

A major determinant of work in the Political Affairs Section revolves about cooperation with Geneva-based United Nations bodies and programmes as well as other international organizations active in th...

WTO, Geneva


The Geneva-based World Trade Organization (WTO) came into being in 1995 as the successor to what was known as the GATT Agreement (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade - GATT). The WTO aims at ensuri...


Economic Affairs Section

Numerous United Nations bodies and specialized agencies in Geneva are active in fields with direct impact on economic life in the world and consequently in the Federal Republic of Germany as well. The...

Inland Transport Section

Traffic is one of the most significant issues for Germany as the number one transit country in Europe. German transport policies are therefore being closely watched  internationally. For this reason, ...

ILO, International Labour Organization

Labour and Social Policy Section

The principal function of the Labour and Social Policy Section is to maintain close contact with the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO is one of the few specialized agencies of the United Nations system which are older than the United Nations Organization itself.  Established in 1919 in the framework of the Treaty of Versailles, the ILO is operational in Geneva since 1920. 

German Permanent Missions in Geneva

Functions of the administrative unit

In Geneva the Permanent Mission to the Office of the United Nations and to the other International Organizations and the Permanent Representation to the Conference on Disarmament are located in the sa...

The Permanent Mission

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

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Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

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