Peace support worldwide

The Swiss Armed Forces actively engages in peace support around the world. Currently there are over a dozen missions in Europe, Africa and Asia. The men and women who volunteer for the various peace support missions as members of the Swiss Armed Forces carry out assignments depending on the mission type and the area of operation.



    SWISSCOY in Kosovo is the Swiss Armed Forces largest peace support operation to date. 215 men and women undertake a wide variety of functions in support of Kosovo Force (KFOR).



    Since 2004, up to 20 Swiss Armed Forces personnel have been working in Liaison and Observation Teams (LOT) supporting EUFOR ALTHEA in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • UN military observers and staff officers

    UN military observers and staff officers

    Since 1990, Swiss Officers have supported UN in various mission areas as military observers and staff officers.

  • NNSC


    The Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC) on the Demarcation Line between North and South Korea is the longest Swiss peace support mission to date. The NNSC is perma­nently occupied by five Swiss and five Swedish officers.

  • Humanitarian Demining

    Humanitarian Demining

    Swiss specialists support the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Programme in humanitarian demining.

  • Capacity Building

    Capacity Building

    Swiss officers support international training centres and develop members of international armed forces, police officers, and civilians as instructors in the field of peacekeeping.

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