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The FDFA reaffirms its commitment to a world without capital punishment

10.10.2017 — Media release EDA
Switzerland is committed to maintain a leading role in the worldwide movement to abolish capital punishment. On this year's World Day against the Death Penalty the FDFA has presented its new action plan, which sets out Switzerland's foreign policy activities towards universal abolition of the death penalty for the period until 2019.



Swiss delegation attends STS forum

01.10.2017 — Local news Japan

A high-level delegation from Switzerland visited Japan on the occasion of the Science and Technology for Society (STS) forum, an international congress for top executives in the field of science and technology.


Minamata Convention sets up office in Geneva

30.09.2017 — Media release Japan

Bern, 30.09.2017 - On 30 September 2017, the approximately 150 States meeting in Geneva for the first Conference of the Parties (COP1) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury decided to base the Convention in Geneva. “The arrival of the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention will be a boost for Geneva as center of the international environment governance,” said Marc Chardonnens, President of the COP and Director of the Federal Office for the Environment, welcoming the decision.




Ark Nova opens in midst of Tokyo!

19.09.2017 — Local news Japan

The opening ceremony of Ark Nova, the world’s first mobile concert hall initiated by Lucerne Festival and Japanese partners, now blossoms in Tokyo Midtown.

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