The Swiss Armed Forces «peacekeeping» mandate is one of three tasks established in the military legislation. This mandate is carried out by the Swiss Armed Forces International Command (SWISSINT). The work conducted by SWISSINT is dictated by political guidelines of the Swiss Federal Council and the parliament as well as the guidelines of the Chief of the Swiss Armed Forces.
SWISSINT is the national superior authority of all peace support operations abroad as well as deployed individuals in peace support missions. This includes the recruitment process, human resources, logistics, budgeting and credit management, evaluations and public affairs.