Message from the Ambassadors

Through its Permanent Mission in Geneva, Canada promotes its national interests and commonly shared values such as democracy, human rights and the rule of law by engaging with the many international organizations based here including the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Conference on Disarmament and humanitarian agencies such as the International Red Cross movement. The Mission also provides consular support to Canadians residing and working in Geneva.

Canada is committed to an effective international system based on agreed rules and standards and to promoting a more liberal trading system with benefits for all countries. In Geneva, we work with others to develop and uphold international norms and rules whether in terms of trade, humanitarian law and human rights, arms control, conflict prevention and peacebuilding, health, labour or environment.

We are honoured to be able to represent Canada in this unique context, where all nations of the world come together to address shared objectives and pressing challenges related to global peace and security, and socio-economic prosperity and well-being. This is why the work we do in Geneva is so vital.

We hope that you will find this site a helpful tool in learning more about Canada’s multilateral engagement in Geneva.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Rosemary McCarney
Rosemary McCarney
Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Jonathan Fried
Jonathan T. Fried
Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization