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Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy 2021–24

This report, which was approved by the Federal Council on 13. January 2021, is a geographical follow-up strategy to the Foreign Policy Strategy 2020–2023 (FPS 20–23). In accordance with objective 6.2 set out in the FPS 20–23, Switzerland has formulated a Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy. The Federal Council has also fulfilled the Gugger Postulate 19.4628 with the report.



Swiss Peace Supporter 4/2020

To mark the 20th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 'Women, Peace and Security”, this Swiss Peace Supporter edition focuses on the role and contributions of women in peacebuilding. Testimonials from experts working for NATO and for the UN in Ethiopia underscore the fact that despite the progress made to date, this remains a vitally important task.




Digital Foreign Policy Strategy 2021–24

The present report, which was approved by the Federal Council on 4 November 2020, is a thematic follow-up strategy to the Foreign Policy Strategy 2020–23 (FPS 2020–23). At the same time, it serves as a response to postulate 17.3789 of former National Councillor Claude Béglé of 28 September 2017.



Swiss Peace Supporter 3/20

For several decades, Switzerland has played an active role in peacebuilding operations in Sub-Saharan Africa and makes use of the diversity of its expertise. This edition of the SPS presents among others Swiss contributions to promoting peace in Zimbabwe, in the Central African Republic, and puts an emphasis on the access to justice and the initiative « Justice Rapid Response ».



Swiss Peace Supporter 2/2020

This edition presents the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for peace building missions and sending organizations, especially in meeting their duty of care responsibilities for seconded staff. Together, they have put in place new priorities which allow for safe but also effective working conditions, as evidenced by contributions from Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, South Sudan and Somalia.



Swiss Peace Supporter 1/2020

This issue focuses on Swiss specialists in peacekeeping training centres in Africa. To mark the return of the 100th UN Youth Volunteer (UNVY) deployed by the Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peacebuilding we look back at the first UNVY, who worked for the UNHCR in Indonesia in 2005/2006. He later completed assignments in Chad, Sweden and Palestine and has continued to work in the human rights field to this day.





Swiss Peace Supporter 4/2019

This latest edition focuses on recruiting experts for field operations. Police deployments on peacebuilding missions are the subject of one article, illustrated by Switzerland's engagement in Mali. A further article looks at mediation within the OSCE. Another recounts a day in the life of a young UN volunteer in Mexico.



30 years of Swiss participation in election observations: Review and outlook

This anniversary publication places Switzerland's election observation operations in their historical context, explains the comprehensive approach behind election observation and electoral assistance from different perspectives, and sets out some of the new challenges we face in the digital age. The analysis and statistics are complemented by field reports from 30 years of election observation.



Swiss Peace Supporter 3/2019

This issue assesses the progress achieved and new challenges faced in implementing the anti-personnel mine ban convention. The 4th Review Conference, to be held in Oslo in November 2019, will provide an opportunity to renew the treaty's commitment to a mine-free world in response to some recent, worrying statistics. In addition, we look back on the 30th anniversary of Switzerland's participation in international election observation missions.


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