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Processing of personal data by the FDFA – Draft federal bill issued for consultation

28.06.2017 — Media release EDA
At its meeting on Wednesday 28 June 2017, the Federal Council approved the draft bill for a federal act on the processing of personal data by the FDFA. This proposed legislation fulfils the requirements of the Federal Act of 19 June 1992 on Data Protection (FADP) while also taking account of more recent developments in internal organisation, technology and society. The consultation procedure has started with the various stakeholders and will end on 20 October 2017.

The Federal Council takes stock of human rights compliance in Switzerland

28.06.2017 — Media release EDA
The Federal Council has adopted the third national report that Switzerland will submit to the UN Human Rights Council in November 2017 as part of the Universal Periodic Review. The report gives an overview of the human rights situation in Switzerland and of the most important measures it has taken in this respect in recent years.

Switzerland-EU relations: Federal Council sets priorities and agenda

28.06.2017 — Media release EDA
At its meeting on 28 June 2017, the Federal Council set out its priorities for Switzerland's relationship with the European Union. It acknowledged the social and economic importance of the bilateral path, which allows the country to prosper while maintaining its independence. The government reiterated its intention to maintain and build on this relationship, particularly in regard to market access. It plans to assess the situation in the next few months based on the tangible outcomes obtained following the resumption of talks on outstanding dossiers. To this end it has scheduled a number of phases for next autumn.

Conferral of an ambassador title

28.06.2017 — Media release EDA
The Federal Council has decided to confer an ambassador title within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

Lest we forget: Switzerland promotes education and research into the Holocaust

26.06.2017 — Media release EDA
This week the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is to hold its plenary meeting in Geneva under Switzerland’s chairmanship. The IHRA aims to promote research and education about the Holocaust and to keep alive the memory of the victims through commemorations and memorials. The Swiss chair organised an event today, the first day of the meeting, at which pupils from schools in Geneva and Biel/Bienne presented their translations of the memoirs of Holocaust survivors.

2017–2020 strategy: Switzerland continues fight against illicit trade in and misuse of small arms and light weapons

23.06.2017 — Media release EDA
Every year, more than half a million people worldwide suffer a violent death. No other weapons category causes more violent deaths than small arms. Despite international efforts – in which Switzerland plays an active role – these weapons continue to pose a threat to peace, security and development in many parts of the world. Switzerland has therefore defined the objectives and priorities for its commitment in this area for the period 2017–2020. It will continue to make a concrete contribution at the political and operational levels to protection from armed violence.

Advancing development: Switzerland’s specialisation in vocational education and training

23.06.2017 — Media release EDA
A thousand people attended this year's Annual Development Cooperation Conference which took place on Friday 23 June at the EPFL in Lausanne. In his opening speech, Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann underlined Switzerland’s valuable expertise in the field of vocational training. He stated that the country had a key role to play in development cooperation in the years to come by sharing its long-standing experience to help overcome major challenges in this area.

Switzerland renews its financial support to UNICEF

21.06.2017 — Media release EDA
At its meeting of 21 June 2017 the Federal Council decided to renew its overall contribution of CHF 22 million to UNICEF for 2017. UNICEF plays a decisive role in the promotion of children’s rights. It is especially active in protecting children in armed conflicts. UNICEF has played a major role in drastically reducing infant mortality.

2016: Switzerland’s commitment to creating long-term prospects

20.06.2017 — Media release EDA
Disasters and protracted conflicts, forced migration, rising inequality: 2016 saw troubled times for much of the planet. In the face of these challenges, Switzerland strengthened its engagement in fragile and conflict-affected regions and worked to develop sustainable solutions in partner countries. The Annual Report, published jointly by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), examines the results of Switzerland's international cooperation in 2016.

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