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
On thematic issues, Switzerland is active in all three pillars of the UN mandate: peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. The main focus of its activities is:
- The reform of the UN system with the goal of improving its efficiency, efficacy and transparency;
- The establishment of the post 2015 Agenda on sustainable development;
- The promotion and the respect of human rights, gender equality and the protection of civilians;
- The strengthening of International Geneva.