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EU local statement on the death of activist Nizar Banat

28.06.2021 — Local news Occupied Palestinian territory
The European Union Representative issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah. The Heads of Mission of Canada, Norway and Switzerland associate themselves with this statement.


Job creation through innovation

17.05.2021 — Local news Occupied Palestinian territory
SDC is harvesting positive results from promoting innovation in the agro sector: two success stories from the Westbank



Escalation of violence in Jerusalem: Switzerland reiterates call for calm to all parties

10.05.2021 — Press release Occupied Palestinian territory
The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) is very concerned about the escalation of violence in Jerusalem, particularly on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount and in Sheikh Jarrah. On 3 May, the FDFA called for calm in these fragile times, and today calls again on all parties to take immediate action to defuse the tension.


FDFA calls for Palestinian elections to be held without further delay

05.05.2021 — Press release Occupied Palestinian territory
The FDFA notes with regret the decision to postpone the Palestinian legislative and presidential elections, scheduled for 22 May and 31 July. Holding these elections is essential to restore the legitimacy of Palestinian institutions, re-establish Palestinian political unity and preserve a two-state solution. Switzerland calls for restraint during this volatile period and for a date for the elections to be set as soon as possible.


Palestinian Innovation Ecosystem

23.12.2020 — Local news Occupied Palestinian territory
The Representative Office of Switzerland recently launched an innovation project aimed at supporting the Palestinian innovation ecosystem, while seeking to develop sustainable linkages with the Swiss innovation scene. The project was twofold; a preparatory workshop was held on October 20, 2020, gathering all Palestinian ecosystem stakeholders in order to investigate the needs of the ecosystem, and a virtual tour and Swiss-Palestinian panel discussion was held on November 4, 2020. The report and infographic came as a result of the preparatory workshop, and provide insight into the needs of the ecosystem, and recommendations for possible interventions. 


Together Against Violence

25.11.2019 — Local news Occupied Palestinian territory
Newly Launched “Together Against Violence” Joint Campaign Demands Prompt Adoption of Family Protection Bill and Better Access to Services for Gender-Based Violence Survivors in Palestine.


Switzerland condemns arrests and violence in Gaza

19.03.2019 — Press release Occupied Palestinian territory
Switzerland condemns the campaign of arrests and violence used by Hamas security forces against peaceful protesters in Gaza over the past days.


My Rights, Our Power: A Joint Campaign Launched in Palestine to Raise Awareness on Women’s Fundamental Human Rights

01.03.2019 — Press release Occupied Palestinian territory
1 March 2019, Ramallah, On the occasion of the International Women’s Day (8 March), a week-long joint campaign “My Rights, Our Power” was launched today in Palestine to raise awareness on women’s fundamental human rights. The joint effort, with participation from over 30 national and international partners from civil society organizations, media outlets, and international development agencies, targets youth, women, and men in various geographic areas in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza to promote women’s human rights in Palestine.


Joint Statement: The UN, EU, and International Development Partners Raise Their Voices against Gender-based Violence in Palestine

25.11.2018 — Position Occupied Palestinian territory
On 25 November 2018, the international community in Palestine launches a joint campaign “#HearMeToo: Voices against Violence” to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence in Palestine. Civil society organizations and media outlets also join this national initiative to end violence against women and girls. The 16 Days campaign, annually commemorated worldwide, commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and lasts until 10 December, the Human Rights Day.



Switzerland condemns the violence in Gaza

15.05.2018 — Press release EDA
Switzerland is monitoring with concern the ongoing 'Great March of Return' demonstrations in the Gaza Strip and condemns Israel's use of force, which has already resulted in dozens of deaths, including children, and thousands of wounded.

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