Switzerland's foreign policy on migration seeks to address all aspects of migration while also taking national interests into account. It has various instruments at its disposal to this end.
The basis of Switzerland's foreign policy on migration is the Report on International Cooperation on Migration, which the Federal Council took note of and approved in February 2011. In this document, Switzerland makes the following commitments:
- Switzerland pursues a comprehensive approach to migration and endeavours to take account of the economic, social and cultural opportunities without losing sight of its challenges.
- Switzerland encourages close partnerships between countries of origin, transit and destination, taking the interests of all stakeholders into account.
- The offices responsible within the Federal Administration work together as part of a whole-of-government approach.