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Human Rights Day 2017 - Switzerland's Commitment

10.12.2017 — Position Ghana
In exactly one year from today, on 10 December 2018, Switzerland together with the international community will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which 70 years after its adoption, remains of unequivocal relevance. Human rights are a necessity for our societies, an invaluable ingredient to boost peace and stability and to foster sustainable development. Human rights are at the heart of the values represented by Switzerland and its political model, which is founded on the principles of democracy, non-discrimination, gender equality, peaceful coexistence, and mutual respect among people having different religious, linguistic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Switzerland calls upon its partners to join it in making this Human Rights Day 2017 a day of unequivocal relevance for the promotion and the protection of human rights.


Embassy of Switzerland and partners launch Warehouse Receipt System

09.11.2017 — Media release Ghana

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the Ghana Commodity Exchange and the Embassy of Switzerland launched the national Warehouse Receipt System project as an intervention to improve access to credit and markets for the agricultural sector. The program was launched in Accra and convened over 120 participants and stakeholders.


Pathways to Abolition of the Death Penalty

21.10.2016 — Article Ghana

The Swiss Foreign Ministry (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs//FDFA), together with Death Penalty Worldwide at Cornell Law School, launched this year a study of the factors leading states to abolish capital punishment in law.


Switzerland and Ghana deepen partnership for inclusive and sustainable growth with USD 15.3 million in project grants

08.06.2016 — Media release Ghana

On June 7 2016, the Swiss Government and the Government of Ghana signed three agreements worth USD 15.3 million in project grants for the years 2016 to 2022. The projects will support the Government of Ghana in strengthening domestic revenue mobilization, addressing the challenges of urban mobility and deepening financial inclusion. These projects underscore Switzerland’s continued commitment to support Ghana to foster inclusive and sustainable growth.


SECO, IFC, CGAP launch initiative to expand financial inclusion in Ghana

08.06.2016 — Media release Ghana

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, together with the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs of Switzerland, SECO, and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, CGAP, today launched the Ghana Digital Financial Services Initiative to advance financial inclusion in Ghana through the use of new technology and innovative business models. 


Switzerland Helps Expand Mobile Banking in Ghana

18.04.2016 — Media release Ghana

Switzerland is committing $5.6 million to spur access to affordable financial services and boost financial inclusion among Ghana’s low-income individuals, small-scale entrepreneurs, and rural populations.



Ghana and Switzerland to Cooperate on Intellectual Property Protection

21.01.2016 — Media release Ghana

The Hon. Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Ghana, the Hon. Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Republic of Ghana, and the Hon. Gerhard Brügger, Ambassador of Switzerland in Ghana, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of the second phase cooperation project focusing on intellectual property at an official signing ceremony in Accra.

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