Multilateral activities

Human rights in the context of the United Nations

The Human Rights Section promotes and defends Switzerland's interests within the Human Rights Council and its subsidiary mechanisms

Disarmament and non-proliferation

Geneva hosts the Conference on Disarmament and the majority of the disarmament institutions

Humanitarian affairs

Most of the main humanitarian organisations and a large number of international non-governmental organisations are based in Geneva. The Humanitarian Affairs Section safeguards Switzerland's interests in these bodies

Global Affairs

The Global Affairs Section safeguards Switzerland's interests within the international organisations, agencies, funds, programmes and secretariats based in Geneva