The swisspeace Board establishes and oversees the yearly and multi-year strategic work program of the Foundation and accepts the annual financial statements and the budget. It also formulates and develops the guiding principles for swisspeace's work. 

Scientific Board
The Scientific Advisory Board supports swisspeace in developing and formulating its research strategies. It also oversees and advises on swisspeace's research activities.

Business Advisory Board
The Business Advisory Board supports swisspeace in its strategic development in questions related to economy, business, peace and violent conflicts and establishes links to the business community.