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“Women Empowerment Principles” signing ceremony

07.07.2021 — Article Armenia
11 private Armenian companies signed a joint statement on the Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs) established by the UN, on July 6, 2021, at the Best Western Plus Congress Hotel. Started in 2010 as a joint initiative of UN Women and UN Global Compact, the WEPs initiative aims to promote the empowerment of women and girls in the community, business and the workplace.

Switzerland's candidature for the UN Security Council

29.06.2021 — Armenia
The countdown is on! Switzerland is a candidate for a seat in the next election to the UNSC in June 2022. Switzerland is #APlusForPeace, a plus for humanity, for sustainable development, for multilateralism and for innovation!

Call for proposals

28.06.2021 — Press release Armenia
The Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO) for the South Caucasus is calling for proposals by Non-Governmental Organizations - NGOs (CSOs and foundations registered in Armenia; academia) to strengthen the civil society, to widen the civic space, as well as to deepen and expand knowledge in the priority areas of media, environment and migration. 

“My experience in Switzerland & My experience in Armenia” cross-country experience exchange online webinar for students

11.06.2021 — Article Armenia
Swiss-Armenian exchange in international studies, research and internship has accumulated a number of interesting experiences that we would like to share with students and young scholars.  By becoming a part of this lively exchange participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities of studying and working in Armenia and Switzerland. Participants will be introduced to the procedure of applying for the Swiss government excellence scholarship (ESKAS) and will have the opportunity to directly refer their questions to the fellows.

Switzerland Supports Democracy through Fair Elections in Armenia

10.06.2021 — Press release Armenia
On June 10, 2021, Switzerland decided to assist the Republic of Armenia in further enhancing its electoral system and strengthening democracy, rule of law and human rights in the country. The Government of Switzerland approved a grant worth of CHF 300’000 in view of a project, which will be implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). This Swiss intervention is part of a broader UNDP Electoral Support Project in Armenia, which strives to encourage the authorities and participants to ensure that the pre-term parliamentary elections on 20 June meet or exceed the high standards set in 2018. 

“Doing Business in Armenia” Online Webinar

29.04.2021 — Article Armenia
On 27th of April a webinar dedicated to Doing Business in Armenia was organized by the Joint Chamber of Commerce Switzerland. Having a wide geography (Switzerland, Armenia, Russia, France, Germany among others), the webinar has brought together more than 50 participants, representing governments and international organizations, as well as IT, advisory, banking, pharma, machinery, agro business sectors among others.

Switzerland allocates CHF 4.500.000 to Armenia for nature protection and economic development

15.04.2021 — Press release Armenia
On April 15, 2021, Switzerland launched a new development intervention to assist the Republic of Armenia in its efforts regarding nature conservation and economic development. The Government of Switzerland approved in principle a grant worth of CHF 4’500’000 for the “Living Landscapes for Market Development in Armenia” project. In close cooperation with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), this project will be implemented by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) as a part of a broader regional program Eco-Corridor Fund for the Caucasus (ECF).   

10 Year Anniversary of the Embassy of Switzerland in Armenia

31.03.2021 — Local news Armenia
March 31, 2021, marks the 10th Anniversary of the Swiss Embassy’s ceremonial opening in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia. Federal President Micheline Calmy-Rey, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), inaugurated the Embassy during her official visit to Armenia back in 2011. However, the bilateral ties between the two countries date back even further. 

Grant Fund Aimed At Economic Recovery of Armenian Municipalities Launched

16.03.2021 — Armenia
On March 16 the Grant Fund aimed at Post-Covid economic recovery of enlarged municipalities of Armenia was launched with a kick-off workshop. The fund aims at economic empowerment of municipalities by improving market availability for businesses and cooperation with non-public institutions in the area of LED. Municipalities and public-private partnerships are eligible to apply for the Fund. The grant amount ranges from 5000 to 20.000 EUR, in exceptional cases up to 50.000 EUR. The grants are funded by the Swiss and German Governments, in the frames of the "Improvment of Local Self-Govenment Systmen in Armenia" program's second phase. 

Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2021

09.03.2021 — Local news Armenia
 “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” event held on March 9, 2021 encouraged businesses to promote Women’s Empowerment Principles and make it part of their corporate culture to enable women empowerment within the business and the communities they serve.

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