We engage with every country or organisation that is a member of, or an observer to, an international body where we are also members or observers. We focus on UK participation in international organisations and therefore don’t provide consular or visa services.

Geneva is host to a vast range of UN bodies, agencies and programmes as well as the headquarters of important non-UN organisations such as the World Trade Organisation, the International Organisation for Migration, the Conference on Disarmament and the International Committee of the Red Cross; as well as to many NGOs, faith groups and private sector organisations that play an important advocacy role throughout the system.

We employ 45 people arranged into teams covering Migration and Humanitarian Affairs, Human Rights, Trade and Development and Global Health Security. In addition we work in issues relating to Arms Control and Disarmament. Between us we cover the work of over 35 international organisations to which the UK contributes approximately £2 billion a year.

Our services

Travel advice

FCO Travel Advice is available on Twitter and Facebook

British nationals can also get email alerts on changes to travel advice by subscribing to the Foreign Office’s email travel advice updates

Consular enquiries

All consular enquiries should be directed to the British Embassy in Berne


For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply, go to the UK Border Agency website

Please note that the UK Mission to the UN cannot deal with individual enquiries about visa applications. For all visa enquiries, please contact the UK Border Agency


For all information about UK passports and details of how to contact the government’s passport issuing service, please see the Passport section of this website

General enquiries

For all other enquiries, please see our contact details below.

Our people

Julian Braithwaite

Julian Braithwaite

Ambassador and Permanent Representative, UK Mission to the UN and Other International Organisations, Geneva

  • Mark Matthews

    Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva

  • Dr Matthew Rowland

    Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva

Contact us

UK Mission to the UN

Avenue Louis Casaï 58
Case Postale 6
1216 Cointrin


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