Role of the Permanent Mission

The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations organisations in Rome is representing Switzerland at the United Nations Rome based agencies. Rome is the headquarters of the United Nations’ three main international organizations dealing with food and agriculture.

Switzerland and FAO

Since 1946 Switzerland cooperates with The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is a specialized United Nations Agency founded in 1945. As a FAO member Switzerland takes actively part in different FAO foras, contributing and supporting activities and projects of special interest for our country.

Switzerland and CFS

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was established in 1974 and reformed in 2009 as the foremost inclusive international and intergovernmental platform for all stakeholders to work together to ensure food security and nutrition for all.

Switzerland and IFAD

Switzerland is a founder member of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). As of 2014, the Fund has 173 Member States. IFAD is a specialized United Nations Agency that was established as an international financial institution in 1977.

Switzerland and WFP

The World Food Programme (WFP) was founded in 1961 as the food aid agency of the UN system by the UN General Assembly and the FAO Conference. Among all UN humanitarian agencies, WFP receives the biggest share of Swiss Humanitarian Aid contributions.

Mission Events

Information on Events organised by the Permanent Mission.

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes