Travel advice

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

Focus

A worker in a cobalt mine in the province of Katanga in the DR Congo transports two sacks of freshly mined ore (13.01.2011). © Keystone

Business Diplomacy for Sustainable Development

The Earth Security Group identifies new ways for the private sector to partner with governments and civil society.

Article

Two refugees walk in front of tents in a refugee camp of Tunisia

Refugee and migration

Switzerland is committed at several levels to protecting refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants.

FDFA commitment 

International human rights conventions

An overview of what they contain and which ones Switzerland has ratified.

Conventions

Didier Burkhalter

Swiss Position on a Framework for Sustainable Development Post-2015

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.

Bilateral way dossier

Foreign policy strategy 2016-2019

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

Strategy

Agenda All agenda items