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New Swiss ambassadors

13.08.2014 — Media release EDA
There will be/have been some changes of personnel in the Swiss representations abroad and at the head office of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in Bern. The appointments have been made on the basis of Federal Council decisions at the usual interval for the transfer of personnel. The appointments of heads of missions abroad will take effect as soon as the authorities of the host country have given their approval.


Switzerland at the 5th World Congress in Madrid: For a world without the death penalty

12.06.2013 — Media release EDA
Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter will highlight Switzerland’s commitment to the abolition of the death penalty this evening at today’s opening of the 5th World Congress against the Death Penalty which is taking place in Madrid until Saturday. Capital punishment is incompatible with the values Switzerland represents and impacts on its other obligations such as the prohibition of discrimination. Switzerland aims to ensure that States which have not as yet abolished the death penalty place a moratorium on its use.

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