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Explainer Why do we need the Global Compact for Migration?

Over 160 UN member states formally adopted the migration pact on Monday in Marrakech. Why is Switzerland not attending?  

Immigration NGO condemns Swiss policy on detaining migrant children

Switzerland’s detention policy on minors seeking asylum is inconsistent and opaque, a Terre des hommes report says.

This content was published on December 11, 2018 11:37 AM

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Indian student blog My international family!

Exposure to new cultures was one of the main reasons why Devendra chose to study in Switzerland. 

Romansh in the digital age A Swiss dictionary made in China

The first 13 volumes of the Romansh dictionary, are now available online. A feat that was only possible by outsourcing it to China.  

view from the top Famous cliff-hanging guest house has new management

The Swiss mountain guest house that gained sudden worldwide fame after gracing the cover of National Geographic has new management.

This content was published on December 10, 2018 4:17 PM

Schengen/Dublin Crime drops under open borders in Switzerland

Crime has fallen by more than 20% since the introduction of the Schengen/Dublin agreement in Switzerland ten years ago.

This content was published on December 9, 2018 3:36 PM

The 'Santons' come marching in A Swiss nativity scene with a French touch

Joseph, Mary, and the Christ Child are joined by common folk in a priceless nativity scene on show in northern Switzerland.

Justice Nigerian found guilty in sex trafficking and voodoo case

A Nigerian woman has been sentenced to three years in jail and deportation from Switzerland for trafficking and enslaving women as sex workers.

This content was published on December 7, 2018 10:05 AM

Law change Switzerland labels homophobia a criminal offence

The Swiss parliament has extended the scope of anti-racism laws to include discrimination based on sexual orientation.

equal pay for equal work Swiss parliament passes salary equality law

Companies with over 100 employees will have to do regular pay equity checks thanks to a new law passed in the Swiss parliament.

This content was published on December 4, 2018 10:29 AM

Climate change Torrid time predicted for Switzerland by 2060

What effects will global warming have on society, tourism in the Alps, and the environment in Switzerland?