Travel advice

The latest on the security situation, potential risks and recommended precautions.


Photo of the words 'Swiss’ and ‘Jews’ in the commemorative plaque for International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2016 taken at the Ecole des Cropettes in Geneva.

Switzerland's chairmanship of the IHRA in 2017

Switzerland, which has been a member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance since 2004, take over chairmanship of the organisation in March 2017.


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Young voices at the UN

Sabine Fankhauser is one of the three youth delegates representing Switzerland at the United Nations.
Read her story…

FDFA interactive blog

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Photo galleries

Photo galleries of the FDFA head’s trips, visits and receptions and of FDFA activities and projects.

FDFA Photo galleries

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The Earth

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Heads of state and governments adopted the 2030 Agenda. All states are called upon to contribute to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals over the next 15 years.

2030 Agenda

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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.

Switzerland's European policy

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Foreign policy strategy 2016–2019

The objective of the strategy is to safeguard Switzerland's interests, independence, well-being and security.

Foreign policy strategy

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Conference Service FDFA

Organisation of conferences on FDFA-relevant topics with FDFA specialists for schools, associations and institutions