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Einladung an Schweizer Jugendliche für die Teilnahme an einem Projekt über den Föderalismus in Myanmar, vom 24. September bis zum 4. Oktober 2017

08.05.2017 — Media release Myanmar

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Myanmar ist ein Land im Wandel. Nachdem die Militärregierung 2003 einen Fahrplan zur Demokratie aufgestellt hatte, fanden 2015 in Myanmar nach Jahrzehnten der Militärdiktatur zum ersten Mal freie und demokratische Wahlen statt. Als Siegerin ging die ehemalige Oppositionspartei unter der Führung von Aung San Suu Kyi, die National League for Democracy (NDL), hervor, die heute die politischen und wirtschaftlichen Reformen sowie den Friedensprozess anführt. Das Land steht vor einer politischen, wirtschaftlichen und gesellschaftlichen Öffnung, die vielversprechende Perspektiven für die jungen Generationen schafft.


Supporting independent cinema in Myanmar

04.08.2016 — Article DEZA

Director Maung Okkar and producer May Zin Myo, both from Myanmar, will be newcomers at the Open Doors section of the Locarno Festival, which is backed by the SDC. This is a chance of a lifetime to meet international professionals from the film world and contribute to the development of contemporary cinema in Myanmar, a country undergoing a transition to democracy.


Congratulations on Elections

16.11.2015 — Position Myanmar

The Swiss Embassy congratulates the people of Myanmar, and all parties and institutions involved, to generally very well organized and successful elections of 8 November. The sense of citizenship, responsibility and pride shown by the voters on Election Day and in the days after was both impressive and moving.


International community meets in Geneva to set course for future humanitarian action

13.10.2015 — Article DEZA

A lengthy consultation process will culminate in a meeting of the international community in Geneva from 14 to 16 October 2015 with the aim of defining the principles of tomorrow's humanitarian action. The discussions will serve as a basis for the World Humanitarian Summit planned for May 2016 in Istanbul. The need to place the victims of disasters and conflict at the centre of all humanitarian action is a top priority.



West Africa and Afghanistan on the front lines of the fight for literacy

07.09.2015 — Article DEZA

In August 2015 UNESCO published its latest statistics on illiteracy around the world. They show that today there are more than 757 million adults and 115 million young people who cannot read or write a simple sentence. The SDC is committed to strengthening educational systems where the need is greatest.


Flooding in Myanmar: Switzerland commits an extra CHF 500,000

17.08.2015 — Media release EDA
In Myanmar over a million people continue to suffer the consequences of the severe flooding that has affected the country since late July. Given the scale of the disaster, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has decided to commit an additional CHF 500,000. This brings the Swiss Confederation's emergency aid contribution to over CHF 600,000.






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