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UN Security Council: Ignazio Cassis calls for respect of Geneva Conventions and withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine

24.02.2023 — Press release EDA
Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, head of the FDFA, took part in a high-level UN Security Council debate in New York on 24 February 2023. Mr Cassis called for the withdrawal of Russia's armed forces present on Ukraine's sovereign territory for a year and for respect of the Geneva Conventions. He also underscored Switzerland's commitment to a peaceful resolution of the conflict.

UN General Assembly: Ignazio Cassis condemns Russian aggression and calls for path to lasting peace in Ukraine

23.02.2023 — Press release EDA
On 23 February 2023, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, head of the FDFA, attended an emergency special session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The deliberations focused on Russia's ongoing military aggression against Ukraine, which began a year ago. Mr Cassis voiced his support for the General Assembly's resolution calling for a peaceful settlement of the conflict.

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis calls for respect of the UN Charter in the Security Council

12.01.2023 — Press release EDA
Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis took part in a UN Security Council ministerial debate on the rule of law in New York on 12 January. The head of the FDFA recalled that respect for the principles of the UN Charter is pivotal to peace and security in the world. Tomorrow, Mr Cassis will travel on to Washington, where he will meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis participates in rule of law debate at the UN Security Council in New York

11.01.2023 — Press release EDA
At its meeting on 11 January 2023, the Federal Council was briefed on Switzerland's initial work within the UN Security Council and key upcoming issues. Tomorrow, Thursday 12 January, head of the FDFA Ignazio Cassis will travel to New York to participate in a UN Security Council debate at the invitation of Japan, the current president. This ministerial-level debate will focus on promoting the rule of law among nations.

UN Security Council renews cross-border humanitarian aid into Syria

09.01.2023 — Press release EDA
On 9 January 2023, the United Nations Security Council unanimously extended the mandate for cross-border humanitarian aid in Syria until 10 July. Switzerland introduced the respective resolution in the Security Council as co-penholder of the Syria humanitarian file. The Council's decision allows humanitarian aid to reach a region in north-west Syria where over four million people are in need of support. Protecting the civilian population in conflicts is one of Switzerland's priorities for its two-year Council membership.

Switzerland took up its work on the UN Security Council

03.01.2023 — Press release EDA
On 1 January, Switzerland became a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the years 2023 and 2024. Its seat on the Security Council is an opportunity for Switzerland to make its contribution to peace and security in the world, especially in the current tense global political context.

President Cassis underlines Switzerland's strengths in multilateral work before UN General Assembly

20.09.2022 — Press release EDA
Switzerland has added value to contribute in tackling global challenges, stated President of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis in his address to the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday 20 September 2022. He outlined how Switzerland's strengths are more important than ever in today's geopolitical situation. In future, Switzerland aims to work even harder for open dialogue, confidence-building and closer cooperation between states. President Cassis will attend various events and hold bilateral talks with several heads of state and government on Tuesday and Wednesday.

20 years of UN membership: President Cassis inaugurates Palais des Nations model in Ticino

10.09.2022 — Press release EDA
On 10 September 2022, President Cassis praised Switzerland's decision to join the UN 20 years ago and inaugurated a model of the Palais des Nations at Swissminiatur in Melide (canton Ticino) as a tribute to International Geneva and a symbol of effective multilateralism. The ceremony took place in the presence of the foreign diplomatic corps.

UN Security Council: Federal Council adopts Swiss priorities

31.08.2022 — Press release EDA
At its meeting on 31 August 2022, the Federal Council was informed of the outcome regarding the consultation of the Foreign Affairs Committees on the thematic priorities for Switzerland's seat in the UN Security Council. The priorities have thus been definitively adopted. During its term in the Security Council, Switzerland will focus on sustainable peace, the protection of civilians, more effectiveness and climate security.

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