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Swiss Ambassador visits a Swiss-financed project on women’s economic empowerment in Gusar

28.04.2022 — Local news Azerbaijan
Swiss Ambassador Muriel Peneveyre, Deputy Regional Director of the Swiss Cooperation Office for the South Caucasus, Alberto Hernandez, Deputy Chairperson of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs Ms. Sadagat Gahramova, and UN Development Programme Deputy Resident Representative, Ms. Charu Bist, visited on 26 April 2022 the Women Resource Center (WRC) in Gusar, which was funded by the Swiss government through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The purpose of the visit was to witness the progress of the Swiss-financed Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) project, under which the WRC in Gusar was inaugurated in 2019.


Swiss-supported project kick-starts in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic

03.03.2022 — Local news Azerbaijan
Representatives of the Swiss Embassy/Swiss Cooperation Office visited Nakhchivan to attend the launch of a project in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR) on 1 March, 2022. The project entitled “Educate Women for Family Welfare” is to be implemented by the Azerbaijan Micro-Finance Association (AMFA) in cooperation with the State Committee for Family, Women and Children of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. The aim of the project is to strengthen the capacities of women in NAR to enable them to manage household finance, as well as increase their employment opportunities by equipping them with skills and seed capital needed to start their own business. Throughout the project, 128 rural women and their families will be reached out to achieve this goal.


Call for Proposals

27.12.2021 — Local news Azerbaijan
The overall objective of Switzerland’s International Cooperation in the South Caucasus is that people of the region benefit from a sustainable and inclusive economic and social development, democratic public institutions, human security, peace and increased climate change resilience through enhanced regional dialogue and cooperation.



Call for proposals by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

28.06.2021 — Local news Azerbaijan
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC) overall objective in the South Caucasus is that people in the region benefit from a sustainable and inclusive economic and social development, democratic public institutions, human security, peace and increased climate change resilience through enhanced regional dialogue and cooperation.


Nagorno Karabakh: FDFA calls for an end to violence and supports ICRC humanitarian operations

21.10.2020 — Press release Azerbaijan
Bern, 20.10.2020 - The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) has allocated CHF 1 million for the humanitarian operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The FDFA also calls for an immediate stop to the violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Attacks on the civilian population and civilian objects must cease. The parties to the conflict are called upon to comply with international humanitarian law.


Violent confrontations between Armenia and Azerbaijan – Switzerland’s position

28.09.2020 — Press release Azerbaijan
Bern, 28.09.2020 - Switzerland is concerned about the ongoing violent confrontations between Armenia and Azerbaijan that have been intensifying since 27 September. In the light of recent events, Switzerland calls on all parties to preserve regional stability and therefore end the use of force.






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