Necessity of measures to strengthen Switzerland as host state

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Key facts

Within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), the United Nations and International Organisations Division (UNIOD) is responsible for strengthening Switzerland’s role as host state. In order to do so, it has funding of CHF 117.2 million for the period from 2016 to 2019. A strategy has been put in place. It foresees two sets of measures: strengthening reception conditions and facilities and increasing the impact and global reputation of International Geneva.