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Switzerland’s candidacy for the UN Security Council enters final phase

23.11.2020 — Press release Bosnia and Herzegovina
Switzerland is a candidate for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. Elections for the 2023–24 period will be held in June 2022. The candidacy entered its final phase with a virtual event in New York attended by the president of the Swiss Confederation, Simonetta Sommaruga, and Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis.



Ambassador of Switzerland Daniel Hunn presented his credentials

02.11.2020 — Press release Bosnia and Herzegovina
Newly appointed Ambassador of Switzerland to Bosnia and Herzegovina Daniel Hunn presented his credentials to the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Šefik Džaferović today. The ceremony took place in the building of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Citizens can turn good opportunities into a life changing-experience

20.10.2020 — Article Bosnia and Herzegovina
Read about the priorites of the Swiss Cooperation Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina, transfer of the Swiss know-how and experience through the Swiss supported projects in the country, importance of the active participation of citizens in the development of their local communities, and her personal belief that a society can only advance if women and men are equally represented in political life and at all levels of government in the interview with Barbara Dätwyler Scheuer, Director of Cooperation at the Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the Federal News Agency FENA.


Switzerland donates protection gear for Primary Health Centers and Reception Centers for migrants in BiH worth 290.000 BAM

08.10.2020 — Press release Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Director of Cooperation at the Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbara Dätwyler Scheuer handed over a Swiss humanitarian donation of personal protection equipment to representatives of the Public Institution Health Center of Canton Sarajevo, Red Cross of the Federation BiH and the Danish Refugees Council in Sarajevo today.





Migration crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina

11.05.2020 — Press release Bosnia and Herzegovina
Switzerland supports several humanitarian projects targeting the stranded migrants as well as the local population in  Bosnia and Herzegovina 


August 1 speech of President Ueli Maurer to the Swiss Abroad

30.07.2019 — Position Bosnia and Herzegovina
“It is very important for Switzerland that we have such representatives of our country abroad. It makes us strong, and for that we are extraordinarily grateful.”, President of the Swiss Confederation Ueli Maurer.


Head of Swiss Department of Defence Viola Amherd visited Mostar

10.05.2019 — Press release Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Swiss Federal Councilor and Head of Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) Viola Amherd visited Bosnia and Herzegovina today. In Mostar, the Head of DDPS exchanged with the Swiss Armed Forces within the EUFOR Althea. She also met with her counterpart, Defense Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina Marina Pendeš as well as with representatives of civil society in Mostar.


Switzerland invests into BiH youth for change

28.04.2019 — Press release Bosnia and Herzegovina
Strengthening civic engagement and mobilizing young people is an important aspect of the Swiss Cooperation Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The Swiss Embassy in BiH has recognized the MOZAIK Foundation as a new partner in these efforts and will invest 7 million KM in the Foundation’s youth projects over the next four years. The support is intended for young people who decide to go into entrepreneurship and launch their own businesses which will be of broader interest to all citizens in their local communities.

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