After looking around in the United Nations building, we went to visit the Dutch permanent Mission to the United Nations. They explained that the mission is responsible for representing the interest of the Netherlands. Therefore, they need to keep in contact with a range of International Organizations in Geneva, dealing with human rights, disarmament, trade and economics, health and humanitarian issues. The mission is split into two sides. One part of deals with humanitarian and human rights issues. The other diplomats are expert in the field of economic relations and keeps good contact with UNCTAD, WTO, World Economic Forum and many other organizations. Both are essential for representing the Netherlands abroad.
We ended our day with a nice cocktail reception at the UN building discussing our trip with diplomats and UNCTAD staff.