The General Secretariat as a staff unit supports the Head of the Department in his daily work. 

In particular:

  • it coordinates business for parliament and for the Federal Council
  • it informs the general public about the activities of the Department 
  • it ensures equality of opportunity in the FDFA
  • it checks the effectiveness of internal controlling and control systems for all the areas covered by the Department 
  • it deals with all historical questions that concern the Department.

Presence Switzerland is subordinate to the General Secretariat.

Last update 26.01.2022


FDFA General Secretariat

Bundeshaus West
3003 Bern

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