FDFA updates: news, events, speeches and dossiers on foreign policy topics.

Organisation of the FDFA

The FDFA determines and coordinates Swiss foreign policy on behalf of the Federal Council. The FDFA comprises the head office in Bern and around 170 representations.

Foreign policy strategy and implementation

Switzerland works to retain its independence, prosperity and security, alleviate need and poverty in the world, and promote human rights and democracy.

History of the FDFA

Responsible for Swiss foreign policy since 1848, and for development cooperation since 1961


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