Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva

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The Permanent Observer of Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva is the representative of the Holy See to the European office of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The Church also has a representative at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York who is known as the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations.

United Nations Office at Geneva UN office in Geneva, Switzerland

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Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations representative of the Holy See at the United Nations

The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations is the representative of the Holy See at the United Nations. The diplomatic mission does not have the status of Permanent Representative and cannot vote. The Holy See has sat in the UN as a non-voting delegation with permanent observer state status since 1964, and is one of two states with this status, the other being the State of Palestine.

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The Permanent Observer holds the diplomatic rank of Apostolic Nuncio and the ecclesiastical title of a titular archbishop.

Permanent Observers

Jean-Édouard-Lucien Rupp was a French prelate of the Catholic Church who served as Bishop of Monaco from 1962 to 1971 and then worked in the diplomatic service of the Holy See until he retired in 1980.

Edoardo Rovida is an Italian prelate of the Catholic Church who worked in the diplomatic service of the Holy See from 1953 to 2002.

Justo Mullor García was a Spanish prelate of the Catholic Church who spent his career in the diplomatic service of the Holy See and then headed the Vatican's academy for training diplomats.

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Holy See and the United Nations

The Holy See is not a member of the United Nations but was granted permanent observer state status on 6 April 1964. In that capacity, it has the right to attend all sessions of the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations Security Council, and the United Nations Economic and Social Council to observe their work. Accordingly, the Holy See has established permanent observer missions in New York and in Geneva and has been able to influence the decisions and recommendations of the United Nations.

Multilateral foreign policy of the Holy See

The multilateral foreign policy of the Holy See is particularly active on some issues, such as human rights, disarmament, and economic and social development, which are dealt with in international fora.

Foreign relations of the Holy See

The Holy See has long been recognised as a subject of international law and as an active participant in international relations. One observer has stated that its interaction with the world has, in the period since World War II, been at its highest level ever. It is distinct from the city-state of the Vatican City, over which the Holy See has "full ownership, exclusive dominion, and sovereign authority and jurisdiction".

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