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Humanitarian Access in Situations of Armed Conflict

Rapid and unhindered access for humanitarian organisations to civilians in armed conflict zones is essential. However, it is often impeded or refused. In two publications Switzerland advocates improvements in this area: The Manual provides a summary of the relevant rules of international law; the Guidelines are designed for humanitarian practitioners concerned with the question of access.



Humanitarian Access in situations of armed conflict

Rapid and unhindered access for humanitarian organisations to civilians in armed conflict zones is essential. However, it is often impeded or refused. In two publications Switzerland advocates improvements in this area: The Manual provides a summary of the relevant rules of international law; the Guidelines are designed for humanitarian practitioners concerned with the question of access.



FDFA Action Plan for the protection of children associated with armed forces or groups in armed conflict 2014 – 2016

Today, there are about a quarter of a million children under the age of 18 enlisted in or associated with armed forces or armed groups. By adopting the present action plan, Switzerland hopes to achieve greater impact and commitment in the protection of children associated with armed forces or groups in armed conflict. In particular the emphasis will be on greater efforts to prevent child recruitment and on the reintegration of the children concerned through support for projects that can concretely improve their daily lives and future prospects.



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.





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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