Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva
The Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva is Canada's largest multilateral mission. We promote Canadian interests and work with other Member States to develop and uphold international norms and rules whether in terms of trade, health, labour environment, arms control, humanitarian law or human rights.
The Mission of Canada is the primary channel for diplomatic representation and communications between the Canadian government, the UN and its associated bodies and many other entities based in Geneva.
With more than 180 accredited missions (including states/observers), over 20 UN programs, funds, and specialized agencies and over 3,000 accredited civil society organizations, Geneva is a dynamic environment influencing critical global socio-economic and political developments.
Reflecting our whole-of-government and whole-of-Canada orientation, the Mission is comprised of staff from several Canadian departments and agencies, as well as locally engaged personnel. Our Canada-based staff come from Global Affairs Canada, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Department of Finance Canada. We also work closely with the Labour Program of Employment and Social Development Canada; Environment and Climate Change Canada; Public Safety Canada; the Department of National Defense; Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Transport Canada; the Canada Revenue Agency; the Canadian Food Inspection Agency; and the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Given our unique role in connecting with key international organizations, the Mission further looks after the interests of provinces and territories.
This office also serves as Canada’s Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization in Geneva.
We provide consular services to Canadians visiting, working, and living in the Canton of Geneva.
Telephone: +41 22 919 92 00
Fax: +41 22 919 92 33
Leslie E. Norton
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva and to the Conference on Disarmament
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