The Fiji Mission in Geneva was officially opened by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in June, 2014.
The mandate of the Mission includes effective representation of the state Fiji at meetings organized by the Geneva–based United Nations organisations, Permanent Missions, and other international, national, professional and academic institutions.
It further includes the facilitation of cooperation at bilateral and multilateral levels, intermediation between the Government in Suva and the international actors in Geneva. For that purpose, the Mission proactively conducts tasks towards implementing Fiji’s foreign policy and drives informed, efficient and effective decision-making on international cooperation and sustainable development related issues.
The Mission engages in the development of effective multilateral policies and mechanisms and actively contributes to the global debate as a thriving Small Pacific Island state.
Since its inauguration, the Mission has with the respective delegations from Suva liaised with
- the Swiss Government
- the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
- the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
- the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
- the World Health Organisation (WHO)
- the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)
- the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
- the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
- the United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
- the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
- the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
- the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
and has positively contributed in areas concerning human rights, labour, trade and climate change.