Public event; Cultural event
Every day we see images of people who fled their homeland, only to tragically lose their lives. But what does it mean to be forced to abandon your home, work, family and country? The exhibition "Displaced" allows visitors to put themselves in the shoes of refugees and to get some idea of what it is like to be forced to flee one's home.
Location: Historical and Ethnological Museum St. Gallen
Conference Art at Risk – creative work in challenging contexts in Zurich, Feb. 27th to 29th 2020
The annual symposium of the Medicus Mundi Switzerland organisation will take place in Basel on 28 October 2015. This year's theme is 'Achieving health for all in a changing world'. The event will ask what role health plays in foreign policy and international cooperation in Switzerland.
Location: Pullman Hotel, Basel. Entry on registration.
Conference Assembly; Public event
In July 2015, the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Sustainable Development (FfSD) took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A new and progressive element of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda is the strong link between aspired sustainable development outcomes and policies that promote economic opportunities for women and girls.
The Swiss-Norwegian Nansen Initiative aims to improve protection for people who flee their country because of a natural disaster. The Global Consultation taking place in Geneva from 12 to 13 October 2015 marks both the high point and the conclusion of the Nansen Initiative in its current form.
At this year’s Olma, the Swiss Trade Fair for Agriculture and Food, the SDC will be displaying food products from all around the world. It aims to raise awareness about the lives of tens of thousands of small-scale farmers who benefit from SDC projects.
Die Universität Zürich ist Gastgeber einer Podiumsdiskussion am 17. September 2015 zur Thematik „Krisenherd rund um Syrien und dessen Folgen, auch für die Schweiz“. Zwei Vertreter der DEZA nehmen als Referenten teil: Manuel Bessler, Botschafter und Delegierter für Humanitäre Hilfe und Chef des Schweizerischen Korps für Humanitäre Hilfe, und Eduard Gnesa, Sonderbotschafter für Migration.
Location: Universität Zürich, Hauptgebäude, Rämistrasse 71, 8001 Zürich, Hörsaal KOH B 10
To mark fifteen years since the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution UNSCR 1325 on women, peace and security, the Human Security Division of the FDFA and the SDC invite the public to a brainstorming conference.
The exhibition explores a wide range of political, historical and legal aspects, including the role of raw materials in the history of humankind, working in mines, the role of Switzerland as a hub for international trade in commodities, financial flows, laws and regulations in the extractive industries, and sustainable living.
Location: Museum focusTerra, ETH Zentrum, Raum C 60, Sonneggstr. 5, 8092 Zürich
The 68th Locarno International Film Festival starts at the beginning of August. Open Doors, the film festival’s co-production lab organised with the support of the SDC, will be focusing this year on four countries from North Africa: Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.
The "AARUUL and JUSTISTALER" photography exhibition organised by the SDC and shown at the Natural History Museum of Bern in autumn 2014 is continuing its tour of Switzerland. Visitors can discover the images in the commune of Gamsen, near Brig, in the second half of May alongside another series of photographs taken by the Mongolian artist Maralgua Badarch.