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Switzerland supports lessons learned processes of the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia

10.09.2021 — Article Armenia
Following June 2021 parliamentary elections, on September 10, 2021, UNDP, in partnership with Central Electoral Commission of Armenia (CEC), presented the results of a series of lessons learned exercises, aimed at discussing post-election activities and long-term planning. The exercises were organized by the CEC, in partnership with the Electoral Support Project in Armenia – 3 implemented by the UNDP and co-financed by Switzerland, the European Union, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Syunik Animal Market: transforming lighthouse development project into a social enterprise

23.08.2021 — Article Armenia
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation transforms one of its development projects in Armenia into a social enterprise. With the completion of the “Livestock Development in Armenia” program, the SDC shifts the ownership of the Syunik Animal Market SAM, giving it a change of function and a business perspective. With an additional contribution amounting to CHF 250’000 of financial support, the SDC renews and confirms the core principles of the SAM. 

Partnering for Excellence - Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Armenia 2022-2023

04.08.2021 — Article Armenia
Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. The awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), selects recipients. All disciplines taught in the mentioned Universities are accepted, except artistic disciplines.

“Women Empowerment Principles” signing ceremony

07.07.2021 — Article Armenia
11 private Armenian companies signed a joint statement on the Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) established by the UN, on July 6, 2021, at the Best Western Plus Congress Hotel. Started in 2010 as a joint initiative of UN Women and UN Global Compact, the WEPs initiative aims to promote the empowerment of women and girls in the community, business and the workplace.

Switzerland's candidature for the UN Security Council

29.06.2021 — Armenia
The countdown is on! Switzerland is a candidate for a seat in the next election to the UNSC in June 2022. Switzerland is #APlusForPeace, a plus for humanity, for sustainable development, for multilateralism and for innovation!

Call for proposals

28.06.2021 — Press release Armenia
The Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) for the South Caucasus is calling for proposals by Non-Governmental Organizations - NGOs (CSOs and foundations registered in Armenia; academia) to strengthen the civil society, to widen the civic space, as well as to deepen and expand knowledge in the priority areas of media, environment and migration. 

“My experience in Switzerland & My experience in Armenia” cross-country experience exchange online webinar for students

11.06.2021 — Article Armenia
Swiss-Armenian exchange in international studies, research and internship has accumulated a number of interesting experiences that we would like to share with students and young scholars.  By becoming a part of this lively exchange participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities of studying and working in Armenia and Switzerland. Participants will be introduced to the procedure of applying for the Swiss government excellence scholarship (ESKAS) and will have the opportunity to directly refer their questions to the fellows.

Switzerland Supports Democracy through Fair Elections in Armenia

10.06.2021 — Press release Armenia
On June 10, 2021, Switzerland decided to assist the Republic of Armenia in further enhancing its electoral system and strengthening democracy, rule of law and human rights in the country. The Government of Switzerland approved a grant worth of CHF 300’000 in view of a project, which will be implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). This Swiss intervention is part of a broader UNDP Electoral Support Project in Armenia, which strives to encourage the authorities and participants to ensure that the pre-term parliamentary elections on 20 June meet or exceed the high standards set in 2018. 

“Doing Business in Armenia” Online Webinar

29.04.2021 — Article Armenia
On 27th of April a webinar dedicated to Doing Business in Armenia was organized by the Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland. Having a wide geography (Switzerland, Armenia, Russia, France, Germany among others), the webinar has brought together more than 50 participants, representing governments and international organizations, as well as IT, advisory, banking, pharma, machinery, agro business sectors among others.

Switzerland allocates CHF 4.500.000 to Armenia for nature protection and economic development

15.04.2021 — Press release Armenia
On April 15, 2021, Switzerland launched a new development intervention to assist the Republic of Armenia in its efforts regarding nature conservation and economic development. The Government of Switzerland approved in principle a grant worth of CHF 4’500’000 for the “Living Landscapes for Market Development in Armenia” project. In close cooperation with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), this project will be implemented by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as a part of a broader regional program Eco-Corridor Fund for the Caucasus (ECF).   

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