This issue showcases career prospects and opportunities in civilian and military peacebuilding. The information service cinfo, the Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peacebuilding and the SWISSINT training centre give us their perspective on what it takes to have a successful career in peacebuilding. Flexibility is the key to starting out in this profession, where most opportunities involve short-term missions on temporary contracts.
The world’s leading development institutions prescribe protective measures designed to manage the social and environmental impact of the projects they fund. The World Bank has recently reviewed its safeguards.
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Jubilee Appraisal and Reproduction of the 1864 Original Versions of the Treaty of Friendship and Commerce Switzerland – Japan.
Switzerland is at the forefront of international space travel. Hardly a space mission takes place nowadays where Swiss expertise is not present. Space travel is also an essential part of everyday life. The brochure gives examples from research, industry and daily life showing the importance for us of space travel and Switzerland’s involvement in it.
The ABCs glossary explains UN institutions and bodies, defines key terms in UN vocabulary, and provides an overview of Switzerland's UN policy. It explains how Switzerland is implementing its commitment, the objectives it is pursuing, and the specific spheres in which it is active.
The ABC tells you about how human rights have developed, what instruments there are to implement them, who the actors are and how Switzerland is involved. The publication ends with an explanation of the key terms listed in alphabetical order.
The illegal arms trade and human security are the themes of this edition with a specific focus on the new Arms Trade Treaty, the UN Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons, and the secure storage and destruction of weapons and munitions. Switzerland supports all efforts in this area, especially in those regions where the uncontrolled handling of weapons is threatening security and stability.
Switzerland is committed to a world without anti-personnel mines, cluster munitions and explosive remnants of war. The strategy sets out the Federal Council's areas of focus and priorities. This commitment is part of Switzerland's foreign policy priorities.