Switzerland's candidature for the UN Security Council
Twenty years after joining the UN, Switzerland is seeking its first non-permanent mandate on the UN Security Council for a two-year term. The Federal Council approved the candidature and made its submission in 2011 after extensive consultations with Parliament. Since then, the decision has been repeatedly confirmed by both the Federal Council and Parliament. The election for the term from 1.1.2023 to 31.12.2024 will be held by the UN General Assembly with its 193 member states in New York in June 2022.