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The Swiss Embassy in Singapore offers full-time internships for a period of 6 months. An internship gives you the opportunity to learn about the tasks of a foreign mission by supporting the different activities of the Embassy. Our next intake is in September 2018. The applicants must be Swiss or need to have a valid residence and work permit in Switzerland and must have completed the Master’s Degree.
Location: Swiss Embassy in Singapore
Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman travelled to Switzerland on 18th December 2017 for an official visit. He met up with his Swiss counterpart, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. This trip rounded up a series of high level meetings held on the occasion of the celebrations of the 50 years diplomatic relations between Singapore and Switzerland.
Statement on the death penalty case of Mr Billy Agbozo and Mr Hishamrudin bin Mohd Switzerland is saddened by the news of the execution of Ghanaian national Mr. Billy Agbozo by the Singapore authorities on 9 March 2018 and recalls its opposition to the use of capital punishment. Switzerland, further calls on Singapore authorities to halt the execution of Singaporean national, Mr. Hishamrudin bin Mohd, scheduled to be executed on Friday 16 March 2018 and to commute his sentence. We have repeatedly called on Singaporean authorities to adopt a moratorium on all executions - as have the EU with its member states and Norway (EU Statement). Switzerland holds a strong and principled position against the death penalty and is opposed to the use of capital punishment under any circumstances. The death penalty is cruel and inhuman, and has not proven to be a deterrent to crime. Switzerland is therefore committed to continue working towards the abolition of the death penalty worldwide. The global trend is towards abolition and Switzerland encourages Singapore to join the growing community of nations which have abolished the death penalty.
From 12 to 26 March 2018, the Swiss sailboat Fleur de Passion - a 33 meter-long ketch and currently the tallest sailboat under Swiss flag - will stop in Singapore as part of The Ocean Mapping Expedition. This 4-year journey around the world in the wake of Magellan combining science, education and culture run by the Geneva-based non-for-profit Fondation Pacifique left Seville in April 2015 and is scheduled to be back in Spain in August 2019. The aim of this unique project is to contribute to a better understanding of the human impact (noise and micro plastic pollution, greenhouse gases monitoring, coal bleaching) on the oceans and to raise awareness about sustainable development issues. Coming from the Philippines, Brunei, Kuching and before heading further to Jakarta, Fleur de Passion will be accessible for free public visits.