About the Mission

Message from the Ambassadors

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to demand great changes in our daily lives and way of working. Online meetings and working from home have become the norm for Geneva’s international organizations, which have regardless continued striving to maintain the functions expected of them while simultaneously working out the responses to the COVID-19 crisis.
Geneva is home to the main organizations concerning global health, such as the World Health Organization (WHO); Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. These organizations address and make decisions on such issues as accumulating and sharing scientific data on COVID-19, providing countries with vaccines and other medical supplies, and dealing with diseases other than COVID-19 that are often neglected due to the pandemic, particularly in developing countries. 
The COVID-19 crisis has also been gravely affecting the economies and social situations of all countries and regions. In response to the needs of the most vulnerable under the current situation, international humanitarian organizations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have been intensifying their activities. Furthermore, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has focused on issues relating to employment, and the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been discussing how to promote the smooth international distribution of medical supplies.
In various ways, the thirty or so international organizations based in Geneva have all been working to overcome this crisis, both based on their respective mandates and through collaboration. The Government of Japan is also actively contributing to international cooperation to combat the pandemic and our Mission works together with Geneva’s international organizations on a daily basis representing the Government.
Due to the high virus case numbers in the Geneva area, and disruption of international travel, meetings between Missions and the secretariats of international organizations take place online in most cases. At the same time, when permissible under the restrictions put in place by the Swiss authorities, some in-person meetings take place if they are judged to be more effective, while taking appropriate risk-management measures.
To overcome this crisis, it goes without saying that we need closer international cooperation. Our Mission will do its utmost to promote such cooperation while collaborating with various stakeholders. We look forward to your continued understanding and support. 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
and Permanent Representative
Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative

The Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva


The Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva
3, Chemin des Fins, 1218 Grand-Saconnex, Geneve, Suisse

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The Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva
Case Postale 337, 1211 Genève 19, Suisse.



Email address: jpnmission4@gv.mofa.go.jp


Office Hours 

Weekdays 9:00 ~ 13:00 | 14:00 ~ 17:45

Holiday Schedule

Jours fériés de la Mission du Japon Année 2022

1月3日(月) 年始休暇 Le lundi 3 janvier Jour férié du Japon
2月11日(金) 建国記念の日 Le vendredi 11 février Jour férié du Japon
3月21日(月) 春分の日 Le lundi 21 mars Jour férié du Japon
4月15日(金) 聖金曜日 Le vendredi 15 avril Vendredi Saint
4月18日(月) 復活祭の月曜日 Le lundi 18 avril Lundi de Pâques
4月29日(金) 昭和の日 Le vendredi 29 avril  Jour férié du Japon
5月26日(木) 昇天祭 Le jeudi 26 mai Jour de l'Ascension
5月27日(金) 昇天祭の翌日
Le vendredi 27 mai Jour férié de l'OMC
6月6日(月) 聖霊降臨祭の月曜 Le lundi 6 juin Lundi de Pentecôte
8月1日(月) スイス建国記念日 Le lundi 1er août Fête nationale
8月11日(木) 山の日 Le jeudi 11 août Jour férié du Japon
9月8日(木) ジュネーブ断食祭 Le jeudi 8 septembre Jeûne genevois
9月9日(金) ジュネーブ断食祭の翌日
Le vendredi 9 septembre Jour férié de l'OMC
10月10日(月) スポーツの日 Le lundi 10 octobre Jour férié du Japon
11月3日(木) 文化の日 Le jeudi 3 novembre Jour férié du Japon
12月26日(月) クリスマス(振替)
Le lundi 26 décembre Jour férié de l'ONU et l'OMC
12月29日(木) 年末休暇 Le jeudi 29 décembre  Jour férié du Japon
12月30日(金) 年末休暇 Le vendredi 30 décembre Jour férié du Japon