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President of the Confederation Guy Parmelin and Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, head of the FDFA represent Switzerland at the high-level week of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The 75th session of the UN General Assembly opens on 15 September. For Switzerland, maintaining dialogue between states is more important than ever.
The 16th edition of International Career Day (ICD) will take place on Wednesday 11 December 2019.
Location: St. Gallen
Swiss President Maurer and Federal Councillor Cassis represent Switzerland at the UN GA.
UN General Assembly
Switzerland's priorities are in line with the two key strategic areas for its commitment to the UN for the period 2012-22: peace and security, and UN reform.
Cultural event; Public event
On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June, KOSMOS and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) will present the film 'Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad'. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring individuals directly affected by torture and other stakeholders.
Location: Kulturhaus KOSMOS, Lagerstrasse 104, 8004 Zürich
Location: Congress Center Basel
How can Swiss innovation and commitment contribute to better access to clean water? The solidarit' eau suisse and Swiss Bluetec Bridge initiatives show concrete solutions, followed by a high-level panel discussion.
Location: sanu future learning ag, Biel
National dialogue can help to resolve conflicts peacefully. At a panel discussion at Geneva Peace Week, international experts will discuss to what extent national dialogue could help to resolve the Syria conflict. The Handbook for National Dialogue will be presented prior to the panel discussion.
Location: Palais des Nations, Raum IX
European Day against Human Trafficking 2017
Location: Kursaal, Kornhausstrasse 3, 3000 Bern
Engagement for peace and security, and promoting human rights are just two of Switzerland's priorities at the 72nd UN General Assembly.