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Diplomacy in action Meet the Swiss woman charged with bringing peace to Myanmar

How do you help a country from which nearly a million fled? This is the task facing UN envoy to Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener of Switzerland.

Henri Gétaz Meet Switzerland’s top trade negotiator

What’s it like to be a top trade negotiator in the age of Donald Trump and Brexit? We talk to Henri Gétaz, new head of EFTA.

Ending discrimination Gender equality: We may never fully succeed, but we still have to fight

We talk to expert Patricia Schulz about what has changed for women's rights and what still needs to change.

UN High Commissioner post Swiss candidate for top human rights job proposes “constant dialogue”

The next UN High Commissioner for Human Rights needs to “restore support for universal human rights standards”, says Swiss candidate Nils Melzer.

This content was published on August 3, 2018 2:54 PM

Migration Refugees and locals learn to live together in Swiss town

Bex was one of the first towns in the region to have an asylum seekers' centre and its foreign population is relatively high. So do people get along?

Battle for Hodeida ICRC fears humanitarian disaster as Yemen battle rages

The International Committee of the Red Cross warns fighting for the Yemeni port city of Hodeida could make the humanitarian crisis even worse.

This content was published on June 15, 2018 8:18 PM

Migrant crisis Libya’s migrants: Swiss role in Europe’s response

As Switzerland receives a first group of refugees from Libyan detention centres, we look at the international response to the crisis.

Coming to Switzerland First group of vulnerable refugees from Libya to arrive in April

A first group of 42 refugees is expected to arrive in Switzerland in early April as part of an emergency UNHCR operation to evacuate migrants from ...

This content was published on March 21, 2018 4:30 PM

Switzerland and Nigeria Is the Abacha accord a model for returning ‘dictator funds’?

Switzerland is cleaning up its image as a haven for “dirty money”, but NGOs have concerns about a recent agreement to return assets to Nigeria.

Amnesty International report Switzerland denies complicity in Libya migrant abuse

Protecting the rights of refugees and migrants is a top priority, including in Libya, a Swiss government spokesperson has told

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