International Geneva: change in two foundation boards

Press release, 17.08.2016

Valentin Zellweger, the new permanent representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and to the other international organisations in Geneva, has been appointed a member of the Foundation Council of the Foundation for Buildings for International Organisations (FIPOI). His deputy Sabrina Dallafior has for her part joined the Foundation Board of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. At its meeting today, the Federal Council adopted these two changes.

In joining the Foundation Council of FIPOI, Valentin Zellweger succeeds ex officio his predecessor Alexandre Fasel, who resigned from his position at the end of July 2016 after being appointed deputy state secretary and deputy head of the Directorate of Political Affairs at the State Secretariat of the FDFA in Bern by the Federal Council. The previous deputy state secretary Georges Martin will in future serve as diplomatic adviser to the head of the FDFA, for which the Federal Council today conferred upon him the title of ambassador. In joining the Foundation Board of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Sabrina Dallafior also succeeds ex officio Urs Schmid, the deputy of Alexandre Fasel, who was appointed ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Tajikistan by the Federal Council.

FIPOI is a foundation governed by private law which was created in 1964 by the Swiss Confederation and the canton of Geneva. It plays a key role in the substantial range of premises that Switzerland provides to international organisations. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is a foundation governed by private law under the supervision of the Swiss Confederation. Founded in 1988 on the initiative of a former ICRC delegate, the museum aims to raise public awareness of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, humanitarian action and international humanitarian law.


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