Switzerland, multilateralism and other celebrations in 2019

Multilateralism and the International Labour Organization are celebrating their centenary in 2019. The Geneva Conventions are 70

Gender equality and Women's rights

Gender equality, respect for women's and girls' rights, and the prohibition of all forms of gender-based discrimination are fundamental values for Swtizerland.

15 years of Swiss UN membership

In this interview, Jürg Lauber and Valentin Zellweger, heads of Switzerland's missions to the UN in New York and Geneva, provide insights into the activities pursued by Switzerland at the organisation. This multimedia dossier also includes a blog post by Pascale Baeriswyl and an online quiz.

Switzerland's chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in 2017

Switzerland, which has been a member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance since 2004, take over chairmanship of the organization.

FDFA commitment to refugees and migration issues

Switzerland is committed at several levels to protecting refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants. Within the FDFA, responsibility for this area lies with the Human Security Division and the SDC.

Switzerland's activities in Ukraine

Switzerland is continuing its development cooperation activities in Ukraine, assisting victims of the armed conflict and promoting dialogue among all parties.