Switzerland advocates responsible collective action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable development, respect for human rights, peacebuilding and effective humanitarian action rely on negotiated policies and rules that are complied with throughout the world.
Global challenges concern every individual, every country and every region, and, by definition, they require collective action. To be effective, this action must be based on equitable policies and rules that are conducive to sustainable development.
Switzerland is active in a wide range of international bodies to advance the international agendas for the world’s most disadvantaged on the issues of food security, climate change, the environment, water, migration, health, as well as trade and finance. It is active in promoting and developing an international framework that fosters human rights, peace and humanitarian action.