Switzerland’s strong commitment to successfully implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: the Swiss embassies are leading by example and showcasing Switzerland’s commitment to sustainability.
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.
Information on the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the priorities of the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship. News, events and visits by Didier Burkhalter, President of the Swiss Confederation, within the framework of Switzerland's Chairmanship
Child soldiers were the focus of the 2014 HSD Annual Conference.
President of the Swiss Confederation Didier Burkhalter presented the action plan for the protection of children associated with armed forces or groups in armed conflict.
In 2014, Switzerland and Russia celebrate 200 years of diplomatic relations. Bilateral relations have become closer in recent years in particular. The memorandum of understanding of 2007 is an important basis for cooperation.
Signed 150 years ago, the first Geneva Convention is the foundation stone of international humanitarian law, which is applicable in situations of armed conflict. Switzerland demonstrates its humanitarian tradition through its commitment to supporting victims, ensuring compliance with and the further development of international humanitarian law.
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 an online quiz.
Switzerland is hosting the fifth Ukraine Reform Conference in Lugano from 4–5 July 2022. The international event, which is being co-organised with Ukraine, falls squarely under the priorities of Switzerland's foreign policy strategy.