About the Permanent Mission

The Indonesian interests at the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva were originally represented by the Indonesian Ambassadors in Bern and Bonn.

In April 1963, the Indonesian Government appointed its representative to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in Geneva and, due to the increasing involvement of Indonesia in international affairs, the need to establish a permanent mission in Geneva became imperative.

A Permanent Mission to the European Headquarters of the United Nations and other international organizations was opened in May 1967, headed by Mr. Umarjadi Njotowijono as the first Ambassador/Permanent Representative.

When it opened, the offices of the new Indonesian Mission were located at the Warwick Hotel at the Place de Cornavin. As the Mission grew it moved to 93 rue de la Servette, and subsequently to its present address at 16 rue de Saint-Jean, 1203 Geneva. The responsibilities of the Indonesian Mission in representing the Indonesian interests in multilateral fora in Geneva include the following:

international security, disarmament,human rights, humanitarian affairs,environment, labor, international economic cooperation and development, international trade, South-South cooperation, transfer of technology, intellectual property rights, telecommunications, health, and meteorology.

The Indonesian Mission is also actively involved in the deliberations on common interests and position of several international organizations, to which Indonesia belongs and is committed, i.e. ASEAN through the ASEAN Geneva Committee, the G-15, G-33, G-20, ITCB, the Non-Aligned Movement and the Organization of Islamic Conference.