About the Mission

2021/1/22
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. 
 
YAMAZAKI Kazuyuki
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
and Permanent Representative
 
OKANIWA Ken
Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative

The Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva

Address  

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


For mail delivery, please use the following address:
 

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

 

Phone
TEL:(41-22)717-3111

FAX:(41-22)788-3811

 

Office Hours 

Weekdays 9:30 ~ 13:00 | 14:30 ~ 18:45

Holiday Schedule

令和3年在ジュネーブ国際機関日本政府代表部休館日
Jours fériés de la Mission du Japon Année 2021


                         
1月1日(金) 元日 Le vendredi 1er janvier Nouvel An
1月11日(月) 成人の日 Le lundi 11 janvier Jour férié du Japon
2月11日(木) 建国記念の日 Le jeudi 11 février Jour férié du Japon
2月23日(火) 天皇誕生日 Le mardi 23 février Jour férié du Japon
4月2日(金) 聖金曜日 Le vendredi 2 avril Vendredi Saint
4月5日(月) 復活祭の月曜 Le lundi 5 avril  Lundi de Pâques
5月3日(月) 憲法記念日 Le lundi 3 mai Jour férié du Japon
5月13日(木) 昇天祭 Le jeudi 13 mai Jour de l'Ascension
5月24日(月) 聖霊降臨祭の月曜 Le lundi 24 mai Lundi de Pentecôte
7月23日(金) スポーツの日 Le vendredi 23 juillet Jour férié du Japon
8月2日(月) スイス建国記念日振替休日
(国連の祝日)
Le lundi 2 août Jour férié de l'ONU
8月9日(月) 山の日振替休日 Le lundi 9 août Jour férié du Japon
9月9日(木) ジュネーブ断食祭 Le jeudi 9 septembre Jeûne genevois
9月10日(金) ジュネーブ断食祭の翌日
(WTOの祝日)
Le vendredi 10 septembre Jour férié de l'OMC
12月24日(金) クリスマスの前日
(国連の休日)
Le vendredi 24 décembre Jour férié de l'ONU
12月29日(水) 年末休暇 Le mercredi 29 décembre Jour férié du Japon
12月30日(木) 年末休暇 Le jeudi 30 décembre  Jour férié du Japon
12月31日(金) ジュネーブ共和国復興記念日 Le vendredi 31 décembre Restauration de la République