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Strategy on the protection of civilians in armed conflicts

Today’s conflicts are rarely fought on battlefields away from populated areas, but they are also fought in public spaces, in the streets and in the markets. By adopting the present strategy, Switzerland hopes to achieve greater impact and commitment on behalf of victims of armed conflict.

Swiss Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

The strategy defines the principles, objectives and instruments of Switzerland’s human rights foreign policy. Promoting respect for human rights is a foreign policy objective enshrined in the Swiss Constitution.

For Peace, Human Rights and Security

In its foreign policy, Switzerland is active on behalf of peace, respect for human rights and the protection of displaced persons and refugees. This brochure will explain how Switzerland pursues these policies, what priorities it sets, what contributions it makes and what challenges it is confronted with. You will also learn about people who are mediating in conflicts, observing elections and working on behalf of peace and compliance with human rights.

CEDAW - brochure

In 1997, Switzerland ratified the International Convention on the Elimination of All Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This year, Switzerland will submit a report to the relevant UN committee in New York on the status of implementation of the Convention. In an easy-to-read brochure, the FDFA and the Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE) explain the new law.

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