We trust that our website will enable you to follow our bilateral and multilateral relations. We also hope that the website will provide useful information to help you understand the work of the Permanent Mission and how we safeguard the interests of The Bahamas in the many international organizations resident in Geneva.
I am also pleased to welcome the Bahamian Diaspora in Switzerland and Europe who are accessing the website and encourage you to register with the Permanent Mission in Geneva as a way to keep in touch with The Bahamas and ensure that you are included when we send out notifications of events at the Permanent Mission.
Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis on his return from his maiden address at the 76th Session of the United Nation’s General Assembly in New York noted the Government’s intention to facilitate ways of keeping the members of the Diaspora connected to events in The Bahamas. It is hoped that the web site will serve such a purpose.
We also hope that other visitors to the site can explore who we are as a people and the many services we offer. We trust that the website will provide helpful and exciting information about visiting the many islands in our archipelago that we call home and the many investment opportunities the islands of The Bahamas have to offer.
Please do not hesitate to give us your feedback and to offer ideas for improvement.
Her Excellency Patricia Ann Hermanns,
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to Switzerland
Permanent Mission of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative (11 May 2022)
Deputy Permanent Representative
The Permanent Mission serves concurrently as the Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the Swiss Confederation.
The Bahamas is a small island-nation which sits approximately 80 km, or some 50 miles south-east off the coast of the state of Florida. The economy is fueled by two main sectors: tourism and financial services.
As a Small Island Developing State (SIDS), issues relating to the environment and climate change are existential for The Bahamas.
While Geneva is known as the “Peace capital”, in some corners, it is also dubbed the “human rights capital”.