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Switzerland promoting transboundary water cooperation at the Astana Economic Forum 2018

23.05.2018 — Article Kazakhstan
On May 17, 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan and the International Water Assessment Center organized, in partnership with Switzerland’s Blue Peace initiative for Central Asia, a roundtable discussion on transboundary water cooperation at the 2018 Astana Economic Forum. The event was introduced by a video message from Mr. Danilo Türk, former President of Slovenia and Head of the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace. The Embassy of Switzerland was represented by Ambassador Urs Schmid.

IDAHOTB Event 2018 in Astana

23.05.2018 — Local news Kazakhstan
In the framework of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB), on May 18, 2018, Embassies of Switzerland, Germany, the USA, Belgium, Holland, Finland, Canada, the UK and the EU Delegation organized a reception for representatives of active civil society organizations. The Swiss Embassy was represented by Consul Christa Felder and Attaché Michelangelo Chini.

Swiss Embassy took part at the UNEP 10YFP round table

14.03.2018 — Local news Kazakhstan
On March 14, 2018, UNEP and the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan organized a national round table to report on 10 Year Framework Program (10YFP) on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP).

Francophone film week 2018: Swiss-French cartoon screening

Poster to the movie "Ma vie de Courgette"

01.03.2018 — Local news Kazakhstan
In the framework of the festival “Printemps Francophone – 2018” has been inaugurated on March 1, 2018, by the Swiss-French cartoon “Ma vie de Courgette” (My life as Zucchini in French with Russian subtitles)

Switzerland supporting energy efficiency in Kazakhstan

19.02.2018 — Local news Kazakhstan
Ambassador of Switzerland in Kazakhstan, Mr. Urs SCHMID, visited the Kindergarten “Rainbow” in Ekibastuz city on February 17, 2018, where he was briefed about the progress of the Energy Efficiency Project implemented in cooperation with World Bank, the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan and local authorities.  

Water Envoy of Switzerland visited Kazakhstan

13.02.2018 — Local news Kazakhstan
In the framework of the visit to the Central Asian countries, the recently appointed Water Envoy of Switzerland, Mr. Michel Mordasini, paid a visit to Astana on February 12, 2018.

Swiss and Kazakh teams to meet at the Davis Cup in Astana

01.02.2018 — Local news Kazakhstan
Ambassador of Switzerland in Kazakhstan, Mr. Urs Schmid, met the Swiss tennis team in Astana and wished the tennis players a successful game on February 1. The Swiss team headed by its coach, Severin Lüthi, who is at the same time a co-coach of Roger Federer, arrived in Astana on Tuesday to participate at 1/8 finals of the Davis Cup World Group.

National Water Policy Dialogues in Kazakhstan

12.12.2017 — Local news Kazakhstan
During the meeting on the National Water Policy Dialogues in Kazakhstan, hold in Astana on December 7, 2017, Ambassador of Switzerland, H.E. Mr. Urs SCHMID, congratulated Kazakhstan with the opening of the International Water Assessment Center (IWAC) and expressed trust to further fruitful cooperation with the Center.

Human Rights Day

11.12.2017 — Local news Kazakhstan
10 December is celebrated every year as Human Rights Day in commemoration of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10.12.1948. 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.

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