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Operational Concept SGBV 2017-2020

18.06.2017 — Position Jordan

The Swiss Humanitarian Aid Department (SHA) can look back on more than a decade of work in the field of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). One example is the substantive SGBV program in the Great Lakes, which was started in the early 2000s and later taken over by the South Cooperation of the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).


A Challenging Market Becomes More Challenging- A new report by SDC and ILO

12.06.2017 — Local news Jordan

A new report launched by ILO and supported by the Swiss Agency For Development and Cooperation (SDC) reveals situation of Jordanians, migrant workers and Syrian refugees in Jordan’s labour market. The report shed lights on solutions to potentially conflicting policy aims in Jordan’s labour market.


Madrid Conference - Ethnic and Religious Violence

31.05.2017 — Position Jordan

Protecting and promoting plurality and diversity” is the declared aim of today’s conference – an idea that Switzerland stands for with conviction and determination. As from our own experience, plurality and diversity represents a source of richness and strength for societies.


Swiss Foreign Minister signs agreement with Foreign Minister Safadi, inaugurates project in Azraq refugee camp and hosts dinner at the WEF

19.05.2017 — Media release Jordan

At the occasion of a meeting between Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Switzerland and Jordan signed today a Memorandum of Understanding establishing bilateral political and security policy consultations. In the afternoon, Swiss Minister Burkhalter went to Azraq refugee camp to officially hand over a borehole and the main connecting pipelines that provide the basis for a sustainable and safe drinking water supply in the refugee camp. In the evening, Minister Burkhalter co-hosted a dinner at the World Economic Forum on the topic of young entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa. 




Launch of the first Arabic Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

19.03.2017 — Local news Jordan

Under the patronage of the Secretary General from the Ministry of Water and Irrigation H.E. Mr. Iyad Dahiyat, the Embassy of Switzerland is celebrating with its partners the launch of the first Arabic version of the Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies. This launch comes in relation to the celebration of the World Water Day on March 22nd and this year’s theme “Wastewater”. The publication of this compendium is the result of the collaboration between CEWAS Middle East, EAWAG and the Benaa Foundation.



Music concerts - Swiss Jazz Fusion group "ab3ad"

02.12.2016 — Local news Jordan

The Embassy of Switzerland in Amman is glad to announce several music concerts of the Swiss- Egyptian band “ab3ad” on December 2nd at the Maestro Restaurant, December 3rd   and 4th at the Blue Fig Café, and December 6th at the Royal Cultural Center to celebrate the opening of the 7th edition of the Karama Human Rights Film Festival.


Film Screening- Nuestro Mar (Our Sea) & Horizontes

01.12.2016 — Local news Jordan

The Embassy of Switzerland in Amman is glad to announce the screening of the two documentary films «Nuestro Mar (Our Sea) » and «Horizontes» on December 1st at 7 pm at the Royal Film Commission (Film House Building) in Jabal Amman 1st Circle. The Director, Ms. Eileen Hofer will attend the screening which will be followed by discussion.

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