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Working visit by the President of the Swiss Confederation to Poland

10.06.2011 — Press release EDA
The President of the Confederation, Micheline Calmy-Rey, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, will make an official working visit to Poland on 16 June 2011. On 1 July 2011, Poland will take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months.


The President of the Confederation and the diplomatic corps to visit Art Basel

10.06.2011 — Press release EDA
The traditional cultural event in honour of the diplomatic corps takes place this year in Basel: The President of the Confederation, Micheline Calmy-Rey, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA, has invited the foreign ambassadors accredited in Switzerland to accompany her on a visit to Art Basel on Tuesday, 14 June 2011.


Ordinance on Private Household Employees working for members of foreign representations

09.06.2011 — Press release EDA
On 6 June 2011 Federal Council adopted the Private Household Employees Ordinance (PHEO). This Ordinance governs the conditions of entry to Switzerland, of stay and work for the private household employees of individual beneficiaries of privileges, immunities and facilities in Switzerland. It enters into force on 1 July 2011.



Swiss delegation at a high-level UN meeting on HIV/AIDS

07.06.2011 — Press release EDA
On 8 to 10 June 2011, Switzerland will send an interdepartmental delegation to take part in a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on HIV/AIDS in New York. The delegation, which will be headed by the Director-General of the SDC, Martin Dahinden, will present the argument for a greater effort to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and the marginalisation and stigmatisation of those living with the disease.


The Federal Council decides to ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions

06.06.2011 — Press release EDA
The Federal Council has decided today to ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), which imposes a comprehensive ban on cluster munitions. The ratification of the Convention goes hand in hand with a revision of the military material act. Swiss stocks of artillery munitions that are subject to the CCM ban will be destroyed.





Strengthening of Switzerland’s Human Rights Policy

23.05.2011 — Press release EDA
The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA is expanding the scope of its current policy on Human Rights. In the future, Human Rights issues are no longer to be the object of isolated discussions conducted according to strict guidelines with selected partners, but are rather to become an inherent part of all the political consultations Switzerland engages in, whether they be on bilateral or multilateral level.


The SDC celebrates its first 50 years on the Bundesplatz

20.05.2011 — Press release EDA
On 25 May 2011, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Micheline Calmy-Rey, joined by the Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) on the Bundesplatz in Bern to inaugurate a number of public open-air events illustrating Switzerland’s work in the area of cooperation and humanitarian assistance. In celebration of its Jubilee (1961-2011), the SDC has decided to present its many activities to the public in several Swiss cities. After Geneva in April, the SDC’s street actions moves on to Bern, 25-27 May 2011.


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