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Switzerland to Open a Consulate General in Chicago in 2019

23.05.2018 — Press release United States of America

 

On May 23, Switzerland announced that the Swiss Consulate General in Chicago, Illinois, will be reopened in 2019. Switzerland and the Midwest can already boast impressive cooperation in trade, investment, science, innovation, and culture. The Consulate General’s primary mission will be to strengthen those ties. 



Human Rights Day 2017

70 Years Universal Declaration of Human Rights © FDFA

10.12.2017 — Local news United States of America
In exactly one year from today, on 10 December 2018, Switzerland together with 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, gender equality, peaceful coexistence, and mutual respect among people having different religious, linguistic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Switzerland calls upon its partners to join it in making this Human Rights Day 2017 a day of unequivocal relevance for the promotion and the protection of human rights.


Switzerland's Intervention at the High Level Opening Session of the GFAR

Ambassador Roberto Balzaretti, Head of the Directorate of International Law and Head of the Swiss delegation to the GFAR.

05.12.2017 — Local news United States of America

Remarks by Ambassador Roberto Balzaretti, Head of the Directorate of International Law and Head of the Swiss delegation to the Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) on the occasion of the first Global Forum on Asset Recovery and Switzerland's engagement in that field. 


Portraits of the World: Switzerland to kick off new exhibition series

28.11.2017 — Press release United States of America

A portrait by Switzerland's famous painter Ferdinand Hodler is the focal point of the newly opening exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.
The new exhibition series opens on December 15, 2017 and highlights the global context of American portraiture.



Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann in USA: focus on vocational education and training

Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann's meeting with presidential advisor, Ivanka Trump

18.07.2017 — Press release United States of America

Bern, 18.07.2017 - Federal Councillor Johann N. Schneider-Ammann visited Washington on 17 and 18 July. The aim of his visit was to meet with several members of President Trump’s cabinet, strengthen bilateral economic relations and exchange views on cooperation in the field of vocational education and training. Meetings took place with Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, and presidential advisor, Ivanka Trump.


Asking for Proposals: Annual Soirée Suisse 2017-21 (event services)

Soirée Suisse 2017 Gottard Tunnel

27.04.2017 — Local news United States of America

The Embassy of Switzerland in the United States launches a tender for the event services of the annual Soirée Suisse event. All documents (project no. 154830 | Notice ID: 965215) on this public call to tender are only available on simap. Please click on Running procedures / Confederation / Invitations to tender. After selecting the project please click on Registration (for calls to tender) in order to register, log in and download the tender documentation.

 

Deadline: June 7, 2017


Switzerland’s Investments Strengthen the U.S. Economy

16.02.2017 — Press release United States of America

The United States is the top destination for Swiss direct investment abroad. Switzerland is the 7th largest foreign direct investor in the U.S. Swiss firms have created half a million jobs and do business in all 50 states, representing a substantial economic presence in the United States that strengthens the American economy. The new publication "Switzerland's Economic Footprint in the United States" puts it all together clearly and concisely.



UN General Assembly: Switzerland committed to preventing violent extremism and terrorism

20.09.2016 — Press release EDA
Stepping up international efforts to prevent violent extremism and terrorism was at the heart of Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter's concerns as he participated on Tuesday in the opening of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Mr Burkhalter, who is head of the Federal Department for Foreign Affairs, took part in meetings focusing on how to involve women and the private sector in projects in order to give marginalised groups more opportunities – with the aim of preventing people deprived of hope from falling into violence and extremism. One of the meetings was also sponsored by Switzerland.

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