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Switzerland Supports OSCE Anti-Corruption Efforts in Armenia

08.12.2020 — Press release Armenia
On December 1, 2020, Switzerland joined ongoing anti-corruption efforts to support the Republic of Armenia in the implementation of its reform agenda to strengthen rule of law, human rights and economic development. The Government of Switzerland approved a grant worth of EUR 374’880 in view of a two-year project “Strengthening the Anti-Corruption Committee of Armenia”, which will be implemented by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in close collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The project is part of a broader OSCE program “Strengthening anti-corruption reform in Armenia”.

Switzerland and Germany to Extend Support to Municipalities of Armenia in Response to COVID-19

18.11.2020 — Press release Armenia
Early in October 2020, the Governments of Switzerland and Germany decided to extend their support to the municipalities of Armenia in addressing challenges to local economic development in times of COVID-19. In the context of the ongoing “Improvement of the local self-governance system Armenia” programme, additional funds amounting to CHF 460,000 will be committed to the municipalities for the delivery of public services to the population in a more efficient and participatory manner. 

Travel Advice

01.10.2020 — Position Armenia
The Armenian Government has issued a nationwide quarantine regime until January 11th, 2021 which keeps the hygiene and social distancing rules in place. The following measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the virus and will have an impact on travels:

Women vis-a-vis the Pandemic

11.09.2020 — Article Armenia
The current year of 2020 has turned out to be very unusual. It became apparent rather early that the coronavirus was not just any other infection, but the cascade of shutdowns that followed could not have been predicted. It did not take long for institutions and companies, as well as entire districts and countries, to close down one after another, until the whole world found itself in quarantine. However, against this worrying background, three women from the South Caucasus countries saw a silver lining.  

Armenia Food Security Sector - spotlight on livestock issues

24.08.2020 — Article Armenia
Livestock farming is the main economic activity for the poorest households in rural areas of Armenia. In recent years, there have been observed an existing and potentially growing market demand for milk and meat, access to credit for the farmers, as well as state assistance in animal healthcare and initiated reforms in food safety to increase competitiveness in export markets. Despite these developments, numerous problems in this area remain. Some of those problems are the lack of market access, community level veterinary services, knowledge and skills for appropriate animal care, milk and meat production, feeding practices, and challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Partnering for Excellence - Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Armenia 2021-2022

14.08.2020 — Article Armenia
Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries. The awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), selects recipients. All disciplines taught in the mentioned Universities are accepted, except artistic disciplines.

Swiss Assistance to Armenia During COVID-19

10.06.2020 — Article Armenia
This article summarizes the actions undertaken by the Embassy of Switzerland in Armenia, including contributions of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation through its Swiss Cooperation Office for the South Caucasus (SCO) in Tbilisi in order to assist the Government of Armenia and various other actors in their efforts against the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

I AM the Community Youth Club Online Meetings

22.03.2020 — Article Armenia
In the crisis situation caused by the Coronavirus COVID-19, UNDP continues its women and men empowerment work in the communities of Armenia. The moment is being used for strengthening the skills of women and youth in working digitally and responding to emerging needs and priorities.

New coronavirus: Protect yourself and others

18.03.2020 — Position Armenia
Due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the Embassy of Switzerland has taken a number of precautionary measures to keep our audiences, partners, and staff safe.

"Lead Farm" and Veterinary Point establsihed in Shirak

19.02.2020 — Article Armenia
On the 17th of February, 2020, the “Strategic Development Agency” (SDA) NGO organized the official opening ceremonies of the “Lead Farm” established in Azatan Community and Communal veterinary service point founded in Djradzor rural settlement of Amasia Community in Shirak region.

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