Director-General Meets Federal Councillor and Head of Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Swiss Confederation
3 April 2012
The Director-General met Mr. Didier Burkhalter, Federal Councillor and Head of Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation and expressed his congratulations on the 10th anniversary of Switzerland’s membership in the United Nations. Issues discussed included Geneva’s role in multilateral diplomacy, disarmament and current UN priorities and reform. They also signed an agreement between the UN and the Confederation on the modalities of use of the Swiss voluntary contribution of CHF 50 million towards energy-sustainable renovation projects in the Palais des Nations.