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Switzerland and ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Centre sign Memorandum of Intent

01.08.2019 — Press release Indonesia
On 1 August 2019, on the margins of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, Switzerland and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) inked their intent to further develop cooperation and the exchange of expertise. The signing of the Memorandum followed a trilateral meeting between Switzerland’s State Secretary Pascale Baeriswyl, Thailand’s Permanent Secretary Busaya Mathelin and ASEAN’s Deputy Secretary General Hoang Anh Tuan.




Head of Swiss Humanitarian Aid visits Palu

24.10.2018 — Press release Indonesia
Jakarta, 24 October 2018 - Ambassador Manuel Bessler, the Swiss Government’s Delegate for Humanitarian Aid, visited Palu on 22-23 October. He met with displaced people, authorities and local aid organizations. Accompanied by Kurt Kunz, Ambassador-designate of Switzerland to Indonesia, he reviewed Switzerland’s humanitarian assistance to the people affected by the earthquakes and tsunami. They donated additional material for water treatment and shelter to the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI).



Switzerland Delivers Humanitarian Assistance to Sulawesi

05.10.2018 — Press release Indonesia
Jakarta, 05.10.2018 – Switzerland is contributing humanitarian assistance in the areas of water treatment systems and emergency shelter for the population in Central Sulawesi affected by the earthquakes and a tsunami on Friday, 28 September 2018, as agreed with the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. Switzerland had offered its assistance to the Indonesian Government on Saturday.


Earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia: Switzerland sends team of humanitarian experts to Sulawesi

01.10.2018 — Press release EDA
Following the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed large parts of the region surrounding the city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi on 28 September 2018, on Monday evening a Swiss Humanitarian Aid advance team was dispatched to Indonesia to determine the most urgent needs. Swiss Humanitarian Aid, which is part of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, had offered its assistance to the Indonesian government on Saturday.


Switzerland, ASEAN step up cooperation

20.12.2017 — Press release Indonesia
JAKARTA, 15 December 2017 – Switzerland and ASEAN agreed to strengthen and deepen their Sectoral Dialogue Partnership through concrete cooperation activities. The 2nd Meeting of the ASEAN-Switzerland Joint Sectoral Cooperation Committee (AS-JSCC) held on Friday, 15 December 2017 at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta culminated in the adoption of the medium-term plan “ASEAN-Switzerland Practical Cooperation Areas for the period 2017-21”, which serves as framework for future collaboration.


Human Rights Day 2017

11.12.2017 — Press release Indonesia
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.


Mount Agung

30.11.2017 — Press release Indonesia

Bali: Vulkan Mount Agung – Volcan Mount Agung – Mount Agung



World Day Against the Death Penalty

10.10.2015 — Position Indonesia

Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter is joined by 17 other Foreign Ministers in calling for a constructive dialogue on the death penalty.

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