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AQUA – Art to draw attention to the uneven distribution of water

Close-up shot of Adelina von Fürstenberg

Switzerland is supporting the travelling exhibition AQUA, which will open to the public in Geneva on 22 March on the occasion of World Water Day. AQUA is a project by ART for The World, an NGO that links up contemporary art, human rights and sustainable development.

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The SDC ends its work in Bhutan amid encouraging signs of a burgeoning democracy

Women and children attending an event.

Switzerland's development cooperation with Bhutan began in the mid-1960s. The SDC funded rural development projects run by Helvetas for several decades before getting involved in the governance sector upon the request of the Bhutanese authorities. Within 10 years, clear progress had been made. The SDC's work in Bhutan is coming to an end in early 2017.

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34th session of the Human Rights Council, Geneva, 27 February 2017

Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter opens the 34th session of the Human Rights Council on Monday 27 February 2017 in Geneva.

Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter opened the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday 27 February 2017. He stressed that “human rights are a joint response to a harsher, more uncertain world.” Mr Burkhalter also held several bilateral meetings.

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Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter in South America

Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter is greeted by Argentine Foreign Minister, Susana Malcorra. © FDFA

Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter is visiting Argentina and Uruguay from 26 to 27 May 2016. The focus of the visit is to strengthen bilateral relations with Switzerland’s partner states.

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