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Swiss Enlargement Contribution Annual Report 2014

The 2014 annual report on Switzerland's enlargement contribution provides an overview of the most recent developments and a summary of key project results in 2014. Around 300 projects were being implemented at the end of the year, with 18 already completed. Granting an enlargement contribution of CHF 45 million for Croatia and closing the commitment period for Bulgaria and Romania were important events for 2014.









The Human Rights Council: a practical guide

This publication provides an overview of the functioning and working methods of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. It explains the structures, procedures and mechanisms, taking care to illustrate each point with examples drawn from practice. This publication is also intended to bring together the different sources of information on the Council, in particular those available on the internet.



Swiss polar research: Pioneering spirit, passion and excellence

Switzerland is at the forefront of international polar research. Swiss researchers are contributing to their country's global image. Twelve contributions illustrate their work at the north and south poles: what role do the Arctic and Antarctic play on our planet, how sensitive are they to anthropogenic global warming and what does this mean for the future – and for Switzerland?



Professional education in Bolivia: “We need more electricians and fewer lawyers”



Guide de la pratique en matière de traités internationaux (fr)

The present Guide describes as completely as possible the rules and practice followed by Switzerland in the field of treaties. It is primarily for practitioners of the federal administration, in Switzerland and in the representations abroad.The present Guide describes as completely as possible the rules and practice followed by Switzerland in the field of treaties. It is primarily for practitioners of the federal administration, in Switzerland and in the representations abroad.



Humanitarian Access in Situations of Armed Conflict

Rapid and unhindered access for humanitarian organisations to civilians in armed conflict zones is essential. However, it is often impeded or refused. In two publications Switzerland advocates improvements in this area: The Manual provides a summary of the relevant rules of international law; the Guidelines are designed for humanitarian practitioners concerned with the question of access.


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