The Permanent Representation to the UN Organizations in Rome is Germany’s official representation to the UN Institutions in Italy.
Permanent Representations are „Embassies“ at international Organizations. Its purpose is to represent Germany e.g. at the UN in New York, Geneva, Rome and Vienna but also at the European Union and NATO in Brussels and other organizations.
The German Mission is led by Ambassador Dr. Hinrich Thölken. His team consists of 9 staff members seconded by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.
Rome hosts three UN organizations: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP)
- Within the Federal Government the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture is in the lead for FAO.
- WFP and IFAD fall into the responsibility of Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. However, responsibility for Humanitarian Assistance lies with the Federal Foreign Office.
The German Permanent Representation represents the Federal Government in the Governing Bodies of the three Rome-based Agencies (RbA). Germany, as a major donor and partner of all three Organizations, is a respected key actor in Rome.
The UN hub of Rome is a key forum for implementation and monitoring of Agenda 2030.