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The Federal Council to continue its support for the three Geneva Centres

17.11.2010 — Press release EDA
The Federal Council intends to continue the Confederation’s support for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). Today, it has submitted a Dispatch to Parliament in which it applies for a framework credit of CHF 119.9 million.

The Swiss Permanent Mission to the EU celebrates its 50th anniversary

15.11.2010 — Press release EDA
Fifty years ago, Switzerland opened a mission to the European Communities in Brussels. Today, the Swiss Permanent Mission to the European Union celebrates this anniversary in the presence of Micheline Calmy-Rey, head of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. In her address to some 350 guests, Federal Councillor Calmy-Rey drew an overall positive picture of relations between Switzerland and the European Union, and spoke about future developments.

4th Global Forum on Migration and Development – Switzerland to Chair the Forum in 2011

10.11.2010 — Press release EDA
The 4th Global Forum on Migration and Development is scheduled to take place on 10 and 11 November 2010 in Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), where the representatives of some 150 States will hold discussions on how to enhance international cooperation in the domain of migration and development. The Swiss delegation, to be led by Eduard Gnesa, Special Envoy for international cooperation on migration issues, will be preparing Switzerland’s chairmanship of the Forum in 2011.

Federal Councillor Micheline Calmy-Rey’s meeting with the Elders

09.11.2010 — Press release EDA
Federal Councillor Micheline Calmy-Rey had a meeting with members of the Elders on 9 November 2010 in Mont-Pèlerin. Both former US President Jimmy Carter and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan were among the group of renowned international personalities. The purpose of this meeting was to engage in an in-depth exchange on various themes of international significance.

International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers signed by close to 60 companies

09.11.2010 — Press release EDA
Geneva, 9 November 2010 - Today, close to 60 private security providers signed an international code of conduct and committed to respecting human rights and humanitarian law in their operations. The initiative for this document, which is the first of its kind, was launched jointly by Switzerland and industry associations with the support of main governmental clients, humanitarian organisations and civil society.

Medieneinladung: Der Schweizer Beitrag an die erweiterte Europäische Union: Eine Zwischenbilanz

09.11.2010 — Press release EDA
Seit Juni 2007 setzt die Schweiz Projekte im Rahmen des Erweiterungsbeitrags zu Gunsten der jüngsten EU-Mitgliedsstaaten um. Nun ziehen das Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft SECO und die Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit DEZA eine Zwischenbilanz: Am 19. November 2010 (13:30-17:30 Uhr) in Aarau vermitteln Gäste aus allen Partnerländern und der Schweiz ein aktuelles Bild des Schweizer Erweiterungsbeitrags. Unter anderen referieren Bundesrat Johann Schneider-Ammann, Vorsteher des Eidgenössischen Volkswirtschaftsdepartements (EVD), Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Ministerin für Regionalentwicklung, Polen, sowie DEZA-Direktor Martin Dahinden.

Nigeria and Switzerland concluded Migration Partnership

05.11.2010 — Press release EDA
Switzerland and Nigeria have today successfully concluded negotiations on a migration partnership between the two countries. This was the highlight of a working visit of the Permanent Secretary of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Dr. Martin Uhomoibhi, in Bern, where he met with the State Secretary of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Peter Maurer, and the Director of the Swiss Federal Office for Migration, Alard du Bois-Reymond.

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