Switzerland strives to fill strategic positions in multilateral organisations with senior Swiss officials. It develops strategies and conducts targeted campaigns to achieve this goal.
In certain cases, Switzerland supports candidacies submitted by individuals. The Swiss government selects the candidates it supports based on Switzerland's political interest in the position and in the multilateral organisation. As a rule, Switzerland takes active steps to support a candidacy once an individual has been shortlisted. In order to be able to examine whether a candidacy can be supported by Switzerland, the FDFA requires the complete application dossier (vacancy notice, application letter, curriculum vitae).
If you are applying for a specific position in an international organisation, the FDFA will be happy to provide advice and support.