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Human Rights Day 2017

10.12.2017 — Article Korea Republic
Switzerland together with the international community will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


The FDFA reaffirms its commitment to a world without capital punishment

10.10.2017 — Media release Korea Republic

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.


Pathways to Abolition of the Death Penalty

10.10.2016 — Media release Korea Republic

The Swiss Foreign Ministry (FDFA), together with Death Penalty Worldwide at Cornell Law School, launched this year a study of the factors leading states to abolish capital punishment in law.


1 August 2016: Swiss Military Band plays in Asia

22.07.2016 — Media release Korea Republic

In 2016 the Swiss Confederation celebrates its 725th National Day which will be honoured by Swiss nationals living in Asia as well. At the initiative of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Chief of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General André Blattman, an ensemble consisting of 14 musicians from the Swiss Military Band will provide the musical background for the festivities at embassies in Seoul (South Korea), Beijing (China), Manila (Philippines) and Singapore.


President Schneider-Ammann pays official visit to South Korea

13.07.2016 — Media release Korea Republic

Bern, 13.07.2016 - On Wednesday, 13 July, President Johann N. Schneider-Ammann met with the President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, during an official visit to the country. The parties praised the bilateral relations that have developed in recent years between Switzerland and South Korea in many areas, and explored the potential for greater cooperation in the fields of education, research and innovation.


President Schneider-Ammann in Singapore and South Korea, and at the ASEM Summit

05.07.2016 — Media release Korea Republic

Bern, 05.07.2016 - Over the coming week, President Johann N. Schneider-Ammann will travel to Singapore for a state visit, followed by an official visit to South Korea, before completing his three-country tour in Asia in the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar, where he will attend the 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).


Swiss National Day 2015 in Korea

10.08.2015 — Local news Korea Republic

The Embassy of Switzerland celebrated the country's 724th national day with the launch of a collaborative music education program at the Seongnam Arts Center in Geyonggi Province on August 1.



OSCE Asian Conference: Counterterrorism, cyberspace and disaster prevention are possible areas for strengthened cooperation says Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter

01.06.2015 — Media release EDA
Cooperation in counterterrorism, disaster preparedness and cyberspace can strengthen mutual trust in Asia, Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter said at the opening of the Asian Conference of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Seoul. The Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) said that on the basis of its experience and the instruments at its disposal, the OSCE can be a bridge for dialogue on security with Asia. Switzerland currently holds the Chairmanship of the OSCE Asian Contact Group.


Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter meets with South Korea's President Park Geun-hye and Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se to discuss regional security in Asia

01.06.2015 — Media release EDA
Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Didier Burkhalter met today in Seoul with South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Their meeting underscored the close relations between the two countries. During his meeting with Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, Mr Burkhalter discussed bilateral relations, regional security matters and the situation in the Korean peninsula.


Cooperative security and bilateral matters: Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter to travel to Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam

26.05.2015 — Media release EDA
Didier Burkhalter, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, will take part in the "Shangri-La Dialogue" at the Asia Security Summit from 29 to 31 May 2015 in Singapore and, on 1 June 2015, he will co-chair together with South Korea the Asian conference of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). He will then travel on to Vietnam where, among other things, he will open the new Swiss consulate general in Ho Chi Minh City. He will have bilateral talks in all three states.


World Water Forum 2015: Switzerland campaigning for sustainable use of water resources

13.04.2015 — Media release EDA
At the World Water Forum in the South Korean city of Gyeongbuk, the participating countries have today adopted a declaration defining political priorities for the efficient use of water, a resource that is in short supply. Switzerland, which has also adopted the declaration and was heavily involved in drafting it, will be lobbying during the World Water Forum to get the responsible use of water resources included on the agenda for sustainable development after 2015 (post-2015 agenda).

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