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Human Rights Day 2017

12.12.2017 — Media release Philippines
In one year from today, on 10 December 2018, Switzerland and the international community will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which 70 years after its adoption, remains of unequivocal relevance. 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, peaceful coexistence, gender equality, and mutual respect among people having different religious, linguistic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.


Health Tech Challenge

12.12.2017 — Media release Philippines

HealthTech Challenge PH commemorates 60 years of PH-Switzerland

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State Secretary Johannes Matyassy in Manila for ASEAN Foreign Minister's Meeting

10.08.2017 — Media release Philippines

In the framework of its Sectorial Dialogue Partnership with ASEAN, which celebrates 2017 its 50th anniversary, Switzerland was invited to participate at the ASEAN Foreign Minister's Meeting taking place in Manila. State Secretary for Asia and Pacific Johannes Matyassy represented Switzerland at the events organized by the Philippines, this year’s chair of ASEAN.


Philippine-Swiss Business Council (PSBC) GMM 2017 with Ambassador Reichlin

19.06.2017 — Local news Philippines

On 7 June 2017,  the Philippine-Swiss Business Council (PSBC), under the auspices of its parent chamber the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI),   held its General Membership Meeting graced by PCCI Chair Ambassador  Benedicto Yujuico and Philippine Department of  Trade and   Industry Undersecretary Nora Terrado.  Giving the final speech, Ambassador Andrea Reichlin mentioned the benefits of the impending EFTA-RP FTA while enjoining  the PSBC membership in “facilitating local procedures via its collective voice that may lend wings to the Philippine process.”  Below is a news article that came out pertinent to the event.  


Hand-over ceremony celebrated on Kinatarkan Island

Hand-over ceremony

05.06.2017 — Media release Philippines

On May 31, the official hand-over ceremony celebrated the reconstruction of 608 houses destroyed by typhoon Haiyan on Kinatarkan Island. The reconstruction was assisted by Caritas Switzerland and made possible by Swiss Solidarity. The hand-over ceremony was a celebration of the efforts of the affected communities as well as their partners in reconstruction.


Youth without Borders at the Swiss residence

09.05.2017 — Local news Philippines

Swiss and Filipino youth discussed the work of an Embassy and exchanged about "Youth without borders" at a visit to the Swiss residence as part of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the Philippines 


Swiss Assistant State Secretary Johannes Matyassy paid a courtesy call to Philippine Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo

06.04.2017 — Media release Philippines

As part of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the Philippines, Swiss Assistanct State Secretary Johannes Matyassy paid a courtesy call to Philippine Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs Enrique A. Manalo to discuss international and regional issues, the Philippine ASEAN Chairmanship and bilateral relations. 




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