The United Nations Division
The United Nations Division safeguards Switzerland’s foreign policy interests and promotes Swiss values within the United Nations. It coordinates and defines the strategic focus of Switzerland’s multilateral policy and ensures its consistent implementation in the UN General Assembly, Security Council, ECOSOC, Human Rights Council and UNESCO. Finally, it promotes Switzerland as a host state and Geneva as a centre of global governance, as well as Switzerland’s presence in international organisations.
The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in New York
The Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York promotes Switzerland’s interests at the UN Headquarters, in line with the country’s foreign policy goals. It participates in the work of the UN’s principal organs (General Assembly, Security Council and Economic and Social Council) as well as in the different United Nations Funds and Development Programmes.