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The Legal Liaison Office



As an integral part of the Office of the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Legal Liaison Office provides advice on all legal matters arising within UNOG and the offices of United Nations funds and programmes in Geneva, in close cooperation with the Office of Legal Affairs at Headquarters.

The core functions of the Legal Liaison Office are as follows:


Show details for Providing advice to the Director-General of UNOGProviding advice to the Director-General of UNOG

Show details for Dealing with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland on host country mattersDealing with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland on host country matters

Show details for Answering legal questions from UNOG's Division of Administration, various departments and services, and GenevaAnswering legal questions from UNOG's Division of Administration, various departments and services, and Geneva offices of United Nations funds and programmes

Hide details for Coordinating with the Legal Advisers of the Geneva-based international organizationsCoordinating with the Legal Advisers of the Geneva-based international organizations
On an ad hoc basis, the Senior Legal Adviser coordinates with the Legal Advisers of Geneva-based international organizations on matters of common interest under the respective headquarters agreements.

Hide details for Participating in various panels and commissionsParticipating in various panels and commissions
As an ex officio member in various panels and commissions, the Senior Legal Adviser participates in the sessions of:
  • The Contracts Committee
  • The Property Survey Board
  • The Local Claims Board
  • UNOG, UNECE and UNISDR Grants Committees


Show details for Liaison with the Office of Legal Affairs in New YorkLiaison with the Office of Legal Affairs in New York

Show details for Organizing and conducting the International Law SeminarOrganizing and conducting the International Law Seminar

Hide details for Providing administrative support to the International Law CommissionProviding administrative support to the International Law Commission
LLO manages the budget of the International Law Commission and provides day-to-day logistical assistance to the members and the secretariat of the ILC, with regard to travel, daily subsistence allowance, insurance matters, etc.