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Switzerland, ASEAN step up cooperation

20.12.2017 — Media 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 — Media 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 — Media 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.

Switzerland to take part in the memorial ceremony for the victims of the 2004 tsunami

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19.12.2014 — Media release EDA
Ten years after the devastating tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed more than 225,000 people, rendered millions homeless and caused massive destruction in 13 countries, various events will take place to remember the disaster of 26 December 2004. Switzerland will take part in memorial ceremonies in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and India. The 2004 tsunami claimed the lives of 113 Swiss nationals. Switzerland supported the emergency aid and reconstruction efforts within the framework of the Swiss Confederation's Humanitarian Aid.

Swiss government names new Ambassadors

13.11.2013 — Media release EDA
The Swiss government (Federal Council) has approved the list of diplomatic staff transfers scheduled for 2014 submitted by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The changes will be made in accordance with the normal rate of transfers, to be communicated at the time of the decision by the Federal Council. The appointments of Heads of Mission take effect as soon as the authorities in the host country communicate their approval. The Federal Council takes this opportunity to express its gratitude to the Ambassadors due to retire for the services rendered.

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