Public event; Cultural event
Every day we see images of people who fled their homeland, only to tragically lose their lives. But what does it mean to be forced to abandon your home, work, family and country? The exhibition "Displaced" allows visitors to put themselves in the shoes of refugees and to get some idea of what it is like to be forced to flee one's home.
Location: Historical and Ethnological Museum St. Gallen
"Africa – heritage of humanity" is the theme of the African Book Fair at this year's Geneva Book and Press Fair, which will take place from 27 April to 1 May 2016. Literary, historical and artistic heritage will be discussed by thinkers, art experts, poets and major figures of African literature. Also on the agenda will be the constantly shifting heritage as told by photographers, bloggers, slam poets and more.
The international film festival Visions du Réel is an unmissable event for professionals in the field of documentary film. The SDC supports the festival in Nyon which also puts a spotlight on documentary films from countries of the South and East.
This year's Geneva Health Forum on the topic of 'Global Health: Sustainable and Affordable Innovations in Healthcare' will take place in Geneva from 19–21 April. The SDC will be actively involved through a number of activities.
Conference Assembly; Public event
The political upheavals have set in motion a lengthy and uncertain transition process in North Africa. Free elections and new constitutions are positive signs. However, past experience has shown that periods of social upheaval can last decades.
The Second International Meeting of the «Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes» is taking place in Manila from 2 to 4 February 2016. It aims to identify needs and challenges in atrocity prevention and further develop prevention strategies.
The 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum will be held in Davos from 20 to 23 January 2016. Countless influential politicians, business leaders and scientists gather each year during this key international event.
Public event; Exposition
It is difficult to conceive of a modern world in which international law plays no part. Although we may not always be aware of it, there are few aspects of our lives that are not influenced by the rules of international law.
First in a series of events entitled "Dialogue 2030: Switzerland and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" on the role of partnerships.
The United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. The new agenda contains 17 specific goals that apply to all countries, encompassing social and economic development but also environmental sustainability. Now the time has come to implement the agenda – in Switzerland too! It can only succeed if all the important partners, authorities, civil society, and the business and science communities are mobilised into concerted action.
Location: Kursaal, Bern, 24 November 2015, 2pm–5pm