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La educación abre horizontes a refugiados y migrantes

19.02.2019 — Artículo DEZA
La comunidad internacional quiere fomentar una educación de calidad y oportunidades de formación continua para todas las personas, incluidos refugiados y migrantes. Pero no todos, ni con mucho, tienen acceso a las ofertas educativas, tal y como muestra el Informe de seguimiento de la educación en el mundo 2019 de la UNESCO, que se presentará en Berna el 21 de febrero. La Cooperación suiza al desarrollo confiere gran atención a este tema.


Switzerland provides additional 10 million francs for Rohingya refugees

15.02.2019 — Press release EDA
In 2019, Switzerland will provide CHF 10 million and deploy experts from the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) to help tackle the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. The humanitarian crisis in eastern Bangladesh, a region that has taken in large numbers refugees, remains acute. The international Joint Response Plan seeks to raise USD 920 million to meet basic needs.




Tech4Good: effective engagement by Switzerland through partnerships with the private sector and academia

23.01.2019 — Press release EDA
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is working with the public sector and academia to develop innovative approaches and make projects more effective. International Geneva provides a platform for discussing and establishing rules and standards for new technologies. The FDFA hosted 'Tech4Good' and 'Geneva Day' events at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where the results of this cooperation were presented and further potential discussed.


Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis attends WEF 2019

22.01.2019 — Comunicado de prensa EDA
Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, the head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), attends the World Economic Forum 2019 (WEF) and takes advantage of opportunity while in Davos to hold numerous bilateral discussions.


'Together we're better': SDC and SECO sponsor initiatives run by committed young people

18.01.2019 — EDA
Working with young men and women on overcoming global challenges: the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) have launched the 'Together we're better' competition, sponsoring initiatives run by young people. The SDC and SECO are looking for innovative projects run by young people in the 16–35 age group which aim to improve the living conditions of disadvantaged communities in developing countries. Prizes will be awarded to the winning projects at the 2019 Annual Development Cooperation Conference to be held in Fribourg on 21 June 2019.


Switzerland and Zambia sign aviation agreement following first visit by a Swiss minister to Lusaka

08.01.2019 — Press release EDA
Federal councillor Ignazio Cassis signed an air services agreement on Tuesday in Lusaka with Acting Minister of Transport and Communications Kafwaya Mutotwe. This agreement strengthens ties between the two countries and is one of a range of measures with the potential to strengthen economic relations. During this first visit by a federal councillor to Zambia, the head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) also met with President Edgar Lungu.


Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis to visit three southern African countries in first visit to the continent

04.01.2019 — Press release EDA
Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), will visit Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa next week during his first trip to Africa. The main goals of the trip are to strengthen economic and political relations with these three southern African countries, including by signing an agreement on air transport with Zambia, and to visit projects supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), particularly in the field of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.


Un buda de Pakistán visita Zúrich en calidad de mensajero de la paz

20.12.2018 — Artículo DEZA
«Próxima parada, nirvana – aproximaciones al budismo»: Bajo este título, el Museo Rietberg invita al encuentro con la religión y la cultura budistas. Entre las joyas de la exposición se encuentra una monumental escultura de piedra de un buda de Pakistán, la cual se puede ver por primera vez en el extranjero gracias a la intermediación de la COSUDE. Géraldine Zeuner explica en la entrevista en qué consiste el compromiso de la COSUDE con la cultura.


UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visits Bern

20.12.2018 — Press release EDA
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi paid a visit to Bern on 20 December 2018. He held talks with Federal Councillors Ignazio Cassis and Simonetta Sommaruga, and met with President of the National Council Marina Carobbio Guscetti.


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