President Ueli Maurer and Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis represented Switzerland at the opening of the UN General Assembly at the end of September 2019 in New York.
The 74th UN General Assembly began on 17 September 2019 and lasts one year. The week of the General Assembly began on Monday 23 September 2019 with numerous heads of state and government.
President Ueli Maurer took part in several events, including the UN Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit on Monday. The general debate of the member states was opened on Tuesday, 24 September 2019. President Maurer delivered a speech on behalf of Switzerland on this day.