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Social partnership serve prosperity

18.06.2019 — Press release Mission Geneva
At ILO, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin underlines need of investments in training for managing opportunities and risks of digitalization.


UN Blue Book : Diplomatic titles in French will be feminized

12.06.2019 — Press release Mission Geneva
The initiative, launched by Switzerland and realized thanks to the commitment of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, was enthusiastically endorsed by the Director General of the UN in Geneva as a contribution to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 5.





Ignazio Cassis marks centenary of International Labour Organization with António Guterres and meets UN executive heads

10.05.2019 — Press release Mission Geneva
On 8 May 2019, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis travelled to Geneva to commemorate with António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The creation of the ILO and – in the same year – the League of Nations, marked the beginning of multilateralism in Geneva. The head of the FDFA took the opportunity to meet the 31 heads of the UN specialised agencies, which are holding a meeting from 8 to 10 May 2019 in Geneva.


Protecting cultural heritage in danger

25.04.2019 — Position Mission Geneva

To commemorate the 20 years anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol, Switzerland hosts a conference on “Protecting Cultural Property: International Conference on the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention” scheduled to take place on 25-26 April 2019 in Geneva.


During the opening ceremony,  State Secretary Pascale Baeriswyl reiterated Switzerland's commitment to the consolidation of peace and cultural protection.



2.6 billion dollars for the population in Yemen

26.02.2019 — Press release Mission Geneva
On the occasion of the pledging conference that Switzerland organized in conjunction with Sweden and the UN to address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, Switzerland has pledged 13.5 million for 2019. 


Romansh at UNOG

21.02.2019 — Local news Mission Geneva
Romansh was at the centre of the conference on multilingualism organised by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). On the occasion of the International Mother Language Day, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) recalls its commitment to linguistic diversity.


Switzerland strenghtens its host State policy

20.02.2019 — Press release Mission Geneva
The Federal Council approved the new message aimed at strengthening Switzerland's role as host country for the period 2020 to 2023 and took a further step towards the creation, with the canton and the city of Geneva, of the "Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator" foundation.


Humans at the centre of the digital era. Public and private sectors together for the use of technology for the benefit of the populations.

22.01.2019 — Local news Mission Geneva
The international Geneva ecosystem is an ideal breeding ground for developing new approaches in the digital field. Indeed, more than half of the institutions dealing with digital governance issues, including the United Nations, are based in Geneva. Also considered as a global centre for telecommunications, health, trade, intellectual property, human rights and labour, International Geneva plays a key role in the development of common transversal norms and standards promoting digital ethics.

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