Building where the Swiss Mission is located.

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.

Who is who?

Overview of staff working for the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York.

UN Security Council Chamber in New York

Working Methods of the Security Council

Switzerland pursues the improvement of the Council’s working methods as a member and coordinator of a group of states called ACT (Accountability, Coherence and Transparency).