Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Geneva Switzerland

Permanent Representation in Geneva

Staff directory

Please find here the names of the staff directory: Ambassador's office, political affairs, economic affairs, disarmament delegation & general affairs.

Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Geneva

31-33 Avenue Giuseppe-Motta
1202 Genève

+41 (0)22 748 18 00

October 5, 2015 "Trade works! If.." With these words DG WTO Azevedo opened the WTO Public Forum 2015. Each year, the WTO opens its doors to a broad audience consisting of representatives from NGOs, governments, parliaments, business and civil society to show what it does, how and with whom. An excellent forum to show that the WTO, besides negotiations on trade liberalization, also oversees compliance with agreed rules through its dispute settlement system. In addition, the WTO regularly evaluates and discusses trade policies of its members, and appeals to them in case of alleged protectionism.

September 15, 2015 According to Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, ‘There are no quick fixes for today’s challenges: we will have to work long and hard, at international level, to find permanent solutions to the sources of conflict around us.’ The Minister made these remarks in his 2016 policy agenda, adding, ‘This will require dynamic and flexible diplomacy, choices and innovative use of resources, as well as collaboration in old and new coalitions. International diplomacy is working at full capacity, which puts a lot of strain on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but it is vital for our security and prosperity.’