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International organizations

Switzerland’s international ties are many and varied. Firstly, it is a member of an array of international organizations, such as the United Nations (UN), the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Francophonie Organization, which enjoy close economic, political, social, cultural and scientific ties with the European Union. Secondly, Switzerland is host to numerous international organizations and conferences: Geneva is one of the world’s most important centres for international cooperation (“International Geneva”).

Image of member states’ flags flying in front of United Nations headquarters in New York.
Flags of member states flying iNations headquarters in New York. (© UN Photo/JC Mcllwaine)

Last update 31.01.2022