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Ten years in the United Nations: Where does Switzerland stand?

Published in Swiss Political Science Review. 2013, vol. 19, no. 2, p. 212-232
Abstract Prior to its full membership in the United Nations, Switzerland was an active observer and even an active member of many specialized UN agencies. However, ten years ago, Swiss voters finally approved full UN membership and in 2002, behavioral data started to become available on Switzerland's involvement in the major UN assemblies. Switzerland was admitted to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) as a full member on September 10th, 2002 and was elected to the newly created UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in 2006. Switzerland wished to be an active partner in both of these assemblies. In this research note we describe, based on novel data collected on the UNGA and the UNHRC, how Switzerland positions itself in the ``orchestra of nations.''
Keywords United NationsVotingGeneral AssemblyHuman RightsHuman Rights Council
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HUG, Simon, WEGMANN, Simone. Ten years in the United Nations: Where does Switzerland stand?. In: Swiss Political Science Review, 2013, vol. 19, n° 2, p. 212-232. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:27230

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