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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 implementation of Agenda 2030 on sustainable development
  • The promotion and the respect of human rights, gender equality and the protection of civilians
  • The strengthening of International Geneva

2030 Agenda

Beginning in 2016, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets the globally applicable framework for national and international efforts to find shared solutions to the world's greatest challenges.

2030 Agenda


Marcel Jullier is Switzerland's candidate for the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) . Mr. Jullier worked in various capacities in the field, as Chief of Finance of  Unifem/UN Women and as Head of Treasury of the International Committee of the Red Cross. He is currently a member of the ACABQ and running for a second term (2020-22). The election will take place in New York in November 2019.

Visit Marcel Jullier's website