Geneva is a major hub for Multilateral Institutions that deal with a vast array of activities and issues, including multilateral trade negotiations and treaties; trade and development issues; political and security issues such as disarmament; human rights and social and humanitarian issues such as migration, labor and health; telecommunications issues; intellectual property issues; meteorological and environmental issues.
The function of the Uganda Geneva Mission therefore is to act as Uganda’s sentinel, or the eyes and ears of Uganda vis a vis the International Community that shapes and participates in the activities and issues of the Multilateral Institutions based in Geneva. The Mission also represents Uganda’s interests within these Multilateral Institutions.
Working closely with Ugandans living in Switzerland, the Mission will also be playing an increasing role of attracting foreign direct investment from Switzerland into Uganda; promoting trade between Uganda and Switzerland; promoting Swiss tourism into Uganda; and mobilizing financial and other resources from Switzerland into Uganda.
The Mission also gives advice and issues Visas to those who wish to travel to Uganda from Switzerland.