Switzerland Elected to ECOSOC for 2025–26 Term

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Switzerland Elected to ECOSOC for 2025–26 Term

Posted by: Baris Karapinar
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Switzerland has been elected to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the 2025–26 term. This is Switzerland’s fourth time on ECOSOC, after previous terms in 2010, 2014, and 2019. ECOSOC is a key UN body for sustainable development.

ECOSOC has 54 member states, chosen by the UN General Assembly. Seats are allocated to five regional groups to ensure fair representation. Switzerland is part of the Western European and Others Group, which has 13 seats. The election took place on 7 June 2024.

ECOSOC supports sustainable development in three areas: economic, social, and environmental. It makes non-binding resolutions and decisions and coordinates the UN development system. ECOSOC also monitors and works towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda.

As an ECOSOC member, Switzerland will help implement the SDGs and shape the post-2030 Agenda. Switzerland will present its third voluntary national review in July 2026 in New York at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Switzerland’s commitment is guided by its Foreign Policy Strategy 2024–27, foreign economic policy, international cooperation, and sustainable development strategies. Geneva, home to many UN agencies, international organizations, and NGOs, will play a crucial role during Switzerland’s ECOSOC term.

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