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A man and woman transport their belongings through the rubble of buildings destroyed by the earthquake in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu

Nepal earthquake

A serious earthquake hit Nepal on 25 April 2015. Information and advice for people currently in Nepal or planning a trip to the region.

Situation as of 08 June 2015


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Vocational education and training accessible to all

SDC is focusing on vocational education and training in 2015. Find out more about SDC’s strategy and the projects it is carrying out throughout the world.

Vocational education and training

Didier Burkhalter

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Swiss OSCE Chairmanship 2014

Switzerland chaired the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2014.

OSCE dossier

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Bilateral way

The bilateral approach allows Switzerland to represent its interests with the EU in the best way. The Federal Council is aiming to conclude an institutional agreement to revive this approach.

Bilateral way dossier

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The administration accessible to all

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Swiss science, education, art and innovation worldwide