When representatives at the UN aren’t engaged at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, they’re relaxing at their very own swimming club. Monocle grabbed a towel and checked out this oasis of calm conversation.
We meet José Luís Robaína García, Cuba's ambassador to New Zealand, for the first on our new series on diplomacy. We also look at the "diplomatic pouch", that slightly quaint method of shipping secret documents.
Germany's Federal Intelligence Service's, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), relocation to central Berlin, Iceland's debate over membership in the EU, and New Zealand's cuts to its Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.