President of the Confederation Guy Parmelin and Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, head of the FDFA represent Switzerland at the high-level week of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The 31st edition of the Fribourg International Film Festival shines the spotlight on cinematography from Nepal. The SDC has supported the festival, which promotes film-making in the South and East, since its inception.
AQUA, a travelling exhibition by the NGO Art for the World, will premiere in Geneva on World Water Day, and will feature works by thirty artists exploring the importance of water for people and the environment.
Location: Île Rousseau and Château de Penthes, Geneva
Conference Assembly; Public event
Why are women and girls most commonly the first to suffer in the event of a natural disaster? How does climate change affect women more than men? What role can women play to improve their situation? Four female experts will discuss these questions in Bern on International Women's Day (8 March 2017).
Location: Kreuz Hotel, Bern. Free entry on registration.
On Public International Law Day 2016 the Directorate of International Law will present the various stages of the restitution of stolen assets. Experts from various fields will report on their experiences.
Public event; Movie
To mark this year’s Human Rights Day on 10 December 2016, the FDFA’s Human Security Division is holding a film evening and panel discussion on the role of human rights in preventing violent extremism. The event is being organised together with the Human Rights Film Festival Zurich.
On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which takes place every year on 25 November, the SDC and the Embassy of Canada in Switzerland are holding a panel discussion which will be open to the public.
Research and innovation are important factors in reducing poverty and global risks and securing global public goods. The 2nd Research Fair provides information about research as a contributor to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Location: SDC head office, Freiburgstrasse 130, 3003 Bern, Switzerland
From 8 to 13 November 2016, the 20th edition of the “Internationale Kurzfilmtage, The Short Film Festival of Switzerland”, will be held in Winterthur. Film-makers will be invited from all over the world to present a wide variety of short films.