The Global Institutions Division has the primary responsibility for the dialogue with key UN institutions and multilateral financial institutions.
- directly manages contributions to the following five priority organisations: the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and UN Women
- engages in political dialogue with these organisations with an emphasis on the following priority themes: fragility, gender, promotion of the private sector, anti-corruption, as well as results orientation and the reform of the UN's operational system for development
- represents Switzerland's development policy in high-level conferences and summit meetings
- supports other SDC organisational units in carrying out their multilateral tasks.