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EPLO Mission to the UN in Geneva

The granting of observer status to the European public Law Organization by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and its previous accreditation to ILO, WIPO and IOM represent a decisive step towards becoming an established actor in multilateral affairs.

The Permanent Mission of EPLO to the UN in Geneva is headed by Permanent Representative and Ambassador George Papadatos. On 11 March 2019, Ambassador George Papadatos presented his credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva Mr. Michael Møller

The expanded role of EPLO in the Geneva international community and its amplified participation in all aspects of diplomatic and related activities aim at:

- highlighting and showcasing the significance of the EPLO`s work and the multitude of its accomplishments with the objective of seeking common avenues of cooperation with different international institutions

-providing the best conduit to get policy messages through to governments, institutions, Civil Society and to the international community in general

- expanding further its cooperation with UN and IGO Secretariats and signing agreements with different institutions

-participating actively in the activities and events organized by the Civil Society and undertaking joint actions in tackling issues of common interest

Promoting the “Geneva Internship Program”


A Geneva  Internship Program offered  by EPLO 

The foundation of the internship program in Geneva is to familiarize students of international relations, political science and law with some of the major issues and workings of various Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) and the UN. The internship`s aim, apart from offering a firsthand experience during meetings of assemblies and governing boards of IGOs, is considered as a learning journey nudging students to think creatively and critically. Interns are requested to familiarize themselves with introductory reading before participating in meetings of IGOs and follow up with specified essential and suggested readings. They will be expected not just to summarize debates and other developments but also critically attempt to uncover all possible shades of arguments during discussions.

The program is a nonpaying flexible  assignment through which an intern, apart from acquiring a unique professional experience , could obtain a letter of recommendation from EPLO commensurate to his/hers performance

Requirements :

-Preferably university degree and confirmed ability to speak and write in English
-Attend meetings at the aforementioned organizations as a registered delegate of EPLO and be able to write brief reports
-Sign an agreement indicating that the internship is non-paying

Housing is a problem in Geneva but one could share a studio or rent a room at a reasonable price . Tickets are also very reasonable, if booked in advance.

Contact: Ambassador George Papadatos Ph.D

Head of Delegation and Permanent Observer of EPLO
at the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva

Centre Ecumenique, bureau J248
150, Route de Ferney
Grand Saconnex 1218
Genève Suisse

Tel:+41 022 791 6156, Mob:+41 076 321 2737
 WS: www.eplo.int    eM: gpapadatos@eplo.int

EPLO in the fight of COVID-19

The Ambassador and Permanent Observer of EPLO in Geneva mr George Papadatos has been assigned to the UN Security Management Team chaired by the DIrector General of the UN Office in Geneva which meets regularly. It comprises of all the Heads of UN Agencies aiming to fight the COVID 19.

Ambassador G. Papadatos, EPLO Head of Delegation and Perman. Observer to UN, Mr. Michael Møller Director-General UN Geneva
Ambassador G. Papadatos, EPLO Head of Delegation and Perm.Observer to UN, Ambassador Aviva Raz Shechter, Perm. Representative of Israel to the United Nations