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AQUA, a travelling exhibition by the NGO Art for the World, will premiere in Geneva on World Water Day, and will feature works by thirty artists exploring the importance of water for people and the environment.
Location: Île Rousseau and Château de Penthes, Geneva
The SDC will be host of the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva to talk about its work in this field.
Location: Théâtre du Grütli, Geneva. Free admission.
The SDC concluded its activities in Bhutan at the end of 2016. Switzerland’s contribution to the country's democratisation will be the subject of a panel discussion on 11 March 2017 in Bern.
Location: Generationenhaus, Bern. Free entry on registration
Conference Assembly; Public event
Why are women and girls most commonly the first to suffer in the event of a natural disaster? How does climate change affect women more than men? What role can women play to improve their situation? Four female experts will discuss these questions in Bern on International Women's Day (8 March 2017).
Location: Kreuz Hotel, Bern. Free entry on registration.
DISPLACED exhibition at the National Museum ZurichDebate: “Who should receive protection”?
Location: Swiss National Museum Zurich Auditorium, 18:30–22:00
On Public International Law Day 2016 the Directorate of International Law will present the various stages of the restitution of stolen assets. Experts from various fields will report on their experiences.
Location: Rathaus Bern
Public event; Movie
To mark this year’s Human Rights Day on 10 December 2016, the FDFA’s Human Security Division is holding a film evening and panel discussion on the role of human rights in preventing violent extremism. The event is being organised together with the Human Rights Film Festival Zurich.
Location: Cinema Riffraff, Neugasse 57–63, 8005 Zurich
On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which takes place every year on 25 November, the SDC and the Embassy of Canada in Switzerland are holding a panel discussion which will be open to the public.
Location: Generationenhaus, Bern
Research and innovation are important factors in reducing poverty and global risks and securing global public goods. The 2nd Research Fair provides information about research as a contributor to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Location: SDC head office, Freiburgstrasse 130, 3003 Bern, Switzerland
From 8 to 13 November 2016, the 20th edition of the “Internationale Kurzfilmtage, The Short Film Festival of Switzerland”, will be held in Winterthur. Film-makers will be invited from all over the world to present a wide variety of short films.
The SDC is organising a panel discussion on how Switzerland can help to improve the desperate situation of the Ukrainian population.
Location: University of Basel
Exposition; Public event
Forum cinfo 2016, which will take place on 28 October 2016, provides both experienced and entry-level professionals the opportunity to meet and talk face-to-face with federal partners, NGOs, representatives of UN organisations, international financial institutions, further education and training providers, foundations and the private sector.