The International Health Relations Office in Geneva coordinates Kenya relations with the World Health Organization and other International Health agencies in Geneva. Some of the International Health agencies in Geneva include UNAIDS, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, GAVI Alliance and UNITAID.
The Kenya Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva participates in advancing Kenya’s environmental policy and interests in organisms such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and other related organizations.
The Kenya Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva participates in advancing Kenya’s trade interests at the World Trade Organization (WTO), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Trade Centre (ITC), the World Economic Forum (WEF), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
The Kenya Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva participates in events and meetings organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), based in Geneva. The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental body of 47 UN members elected by the General Assembly.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. Kenya, through the Permanent Mission, actively engages with the High Commissioner’s Office. 85 per cent of the world’s displaced persons are hosted in developing countries.
The Kenya Mission to the United Nations Office in Geneva participates in the activities of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). WIPO is one of the 15 specialised agencies of the United Nations for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. It was established in 1967 by a treaty.