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 World Trade Organization. Other important non-UN organisations such as the International Organisation for Migration, the Conference on Disarmament and the International Committee of the Red Cross are headquartered in Geneva. Many NGOs, faith groups and private sector organisations play an important advocacy role throughout the system.

We work with these partners on a daily basis to ensure that UK interests and views are taken into account. This includes representing the UK in negotiations. The UK is a major supporter of the multilateral system in Geneva, with total funding commitments of approximately £2 billion per year.

Find out more about the UK Mission´s work

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

Visas

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

Passports

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

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

  • Rita French

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

  • Miriam Shearman

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

  • Aidan Liddle

    Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva

  • Andrew Staines

    Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative (Economic) to the United Nations agencies in Geneva

Contact us

UK Mission to the WTO, UN and Other International Organisations (Geneva)

Avenue Louis Casaï 58
Case Postale 6
1216 Cointrin

Geneva
Switzerland

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