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Welcome to the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations Office in Geneva.

Geneva is host to a number of key UN Headquarters functions as well as United Nations agencies and other international organizations. Counting more than 9,500 employees in the UN organizations in Geneva, the city employs more UN staff than New York.

The UN organizations, agencies and programmes in Geneva cover a wide variety of issues - from human rights and humanitarian and emergency relief efforts over disarmament and arms control to health, environment, trade policy, science and technology and labor relations. Geneva's status as an international city dates back to the establishment of the International Red Cross in 1863; the city also hosted the League of Nations from 1920 onwards. Over time Geneva has attracted a significant number of additional international organizations. Owing to Switzerland's political neutrality, the city occasionally hosts important political negotiations and peace talks.

The Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in Geneva represents the Danish Government in the various international organizations located here. The Mission is focused on four areas of international cooperation – human rights, humanitarian issues, health and trade – all of them of very high priority for Denmark. Annually, the Mission oversees around 550 million DKK (approx. 100 million USD or 90 million CHF) in Danish development assistance (ODA) to Geneva-based organizations.