Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter has placed peace and security at the top of his priorities for the 2017 WEF Annual Meeting in Davos.
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After having received a request for aid, Switzerland organised five humanitarian consignments to Ukraine between May 2015 and September 2016.
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The issues of refugees and migration and the opening of the 71st UN General Assembly are in the spotlight in New York, from 19 to 26 September 2016.
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The SDC invited several international delegations from partner countries to visit a technical college, an agricultural centre and a company in the Winterthur area on 20 June 2016.
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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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Having attended the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter, stopped off in Lebanon.
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The first World Humanitarian Summit will take place in Istanbul on 23 and 24 May 2016. Switzerland places particular emphasis on strengthening compliance with international humanitarian law and adopting a long-term approach to the provision of assistance.
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The SDC supports a UN reconstruction programme in Sudan, which among other things aims to improve the economic situation of smallholder farmers.
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The SDC's special exhibition at the BEA 2016 shows how the agency helps to reduce poverty and hunger while promoting environmentally friendly farming practices.
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Images - Public international law day, 14.12.2015
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On Monday 7 March, Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter set off on a tour during which he visited four countries in three days. In Africa the head of the FDFA visited Burkina Faso, a priority country for Swiss development cooperation. He arrived then in Nigeria, the country in Africa with the largest population and economy, where he opened the new Swiss consulate in the economic capital Lagos. Mr Burkhalter finally made an official visit to Malta, before travelling to Slovakia. Slovakia and Malta are the next two countries to assume the six-month presidency of the European Union.
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