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UN Geneva Open Day

07.10.2017 — Press release Mission Geneva

More than 14'000 people visited the Palais des Nations during an Open Day focused on the discovery of the Sustainable Development Goals, the heritage of the Palais des Nations, the action of Switzerland as a 15 years old member of the United Nations and the meeting with UN and International Geneva actors.



Minamata Convention sets up in Geneva

30.09.2017 — Press release Mission Geneva

During the first Conference of the Parties (COP1) on Mercury, the approx. 150 participating States decided to base the Secretariat in Geneva, boosting the role of the city as center of the international environment governance


Minamata: a success of multilateralism

28.09.2017 — Press release Mission Geneva

The President of the Swiss Confederation called the Conference on Mercury “a success of multilateralism”. In front of approximately 80 ministers, Doris Leuthard pointed out that Switzerland is adapting its legislation in line with the Convention’s objectives.


Water, a driver of peace

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14.09.2017 — Press release Mission Geneva

Global Panel on Water and Peace publishes recommendations  to prevent and resolve water-related conflicts.


Visit of the new WHO Director-General in Bern

04.07.2017 — Press release Mission Geneva

President Doris Leuthard and Federal Councillor Alain Berset received the new WHO Director-General Adhanom Ghebreyesus with whom they talked, among others, about Switzerland's priorities in Global Health


70th World Health Assembly

22.05.2017 — Press release Mission Geneva

Federal Councilor Alain Berset opens the 70th Assembly of the World Health Organization. Also on the agenda, also a world action plan on dementia to which Switzerland is strongly committed.




Sport promotes gender equality

08.03.2017 — Press release Mission Geneva

International sports federations pledge to support gender equality at the Palais des Nations on International Women’s Day on 8 March.


More freedom and rights for more peace and development

27.02.2017 — Press release Mission Geneva

“In an increasingly uncertain and harsher world, human rights are the type of strong response that we can provide together”, said Didier Burkhalter at the opening of the 34th session of Human Rights Council.


Health and Mediation

18.01.2017 — Press release Mission Geneva

Governance of health crisis discussed in the meeting between António Guterres and Federal Councilor Alain Berset. UN Secretary-General insisted on inspiring role of Switzerland in the field of mediation

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