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Released documents Beiträge der Schweiz an Sicherheitsmassnahmen für Internationale Organisationen - Eidgenössisches Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten

Audit number: 14478

ln March 2014, the SFAO conducted an audit on the FDFA in relation to the funding of external security measures for international organisation (10) buildings. Due to various attacks that began with those of 11 September 2001, the UN asked its organisations to increase the security measures in the external areas of their buildings. While building security is the responsibility of the organisations, precautionary extemal security measures are expected to be taken by the host country "as part of the good offices". Switzerland, as host country to numerous international organisations, had to conform to this new development. Consequently, the Federal Council has approved three loans totalling CHF 21.4 million since 2004 that are being used to fund the costs of the security measures, 65% of which is funded by the Confederation.