On the occasion of United Nations Day, we are delighted to invite you to our event

What role for the civil society on the UN Security Council?

Taking place on Monday 25 October from 6 to 8 p.m.
At Welle 7, Bern and online.

Numerous UN documents highlight the importance of including civil society in particular when it comes to issues like peace and security. At this event we want to explore what this looks like in practice. Who can deliver a statement at the UN Security Council (UNSC)? Under what conditions? Who has the decisional power, which briefer is invited and what impact do these statements have on the work of the UNSC? These are just some of many questions we will address at this event.

Our special guests will allow us to look at the topic from a governmental, academic and civil society perspective.

Thematic Overview

  • Flavio Milan, Head of UN Coordination at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
  • Fabien Merz, Senior Researcher at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich.

Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Annyssa Bellal, Senior Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy, UNSC Briefer.
  • Madeleine Rees OBE, Secretary-General of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), UNSC Briefer.

The event will be held in English and moderated by Ulrich Lehner, President of the UN Association Switzerland.

Followed by an apéro at Welle 7.

You are welcome to join us either in person or online. We kindly ask that you indicate your preference when you register your attendance and would like to remind all in-person participants that this event will require a valid Covid-19 Certificate.

You may access the ZOOM Link here, but please note that registration is required in both cases. You can register here and in the event that you should find yourself unable to attend, please do let us know at .

The event  is taking place in the framework of the Swiss candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council 2023-2024.


Par virement:

Raiffeisenbank Bern
3011 Bern
En faveur de:
IBAN: CH53 8148 8000 0049 9586 1
Kontonummer: 30-507790-7
Gesellschaft Schweiz – UNO (GSUN)
Sonnenbergstrasse 17
3013 Bern