On 27 August 2014, Zurich City Council adopted the Foreign Affairs Strategy of the City of Zurich, in which it outlined its principles and objectives regarding the external affairs of the City of Zurich.
Issues and challenges that go beyond the city boundaries have become increasingly important in view of globalisation and the stronger regional and interregional cross-linking between the economy, politics and society.
The City has taken this into account by making “Creating alliances – a policy beyond the borders” the main focus of the legislative period 2006–2010. An initial strategy, based on this principle, was adopted in 2009 and has now been updated. This strategy outlines the activities and commitment of the City of Zurich in regional, national and international affairs and formulates a strategy for foreign affairs in the coming years.