Reports related to Switzerland and the United Nations 



08.12.2008
Agenda for Human Rights: a Swiss Initiative

As part of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Swiss government asked eight human rights experts to reflect together on actual challenges of human rights and to prepare an Agenda. The result, an 8 pages document, was presented in Geneva on 5 December 2008. It...


18.08.2008
The Swiss Helen Keller elected at the Human Rights Committee

The Swiss international public law professor, Helen Keller, was elected at the UN Human Rights Committee on 28 July 2008.  Keller, 44, suceeds to Professor Walter Kälin, who ended his mandate on 8 April 2008. Her mandate as independant expert of the Human Rights Committee will last until...


23.05.2008
Switzerland and the UN: 2008 Report

On 21 May 2008, the Federal Council adopted for the attention of the federal chambers of parliament its 2008 report on Switzerland's relations with the United Nations (UN) and with international organisations which have their headquarters in Switzerland. This sixth report drew up a positive...


19.02.2008
First UN Conference on trafficking in human beings

From 13 to 15 February around 1200 experts met in Vienna for the first UN conference on trafficking in human beings. The economic, political and legal experts as well as humanitarian organisations met to find strategies to stem the growing problem of modern slavery. The Swiss Department of Foreign...


13.11.2007
UN ‘blacklists’: erosion of fundamental rights

A Swiss official criticised once again the United Nations Security Council for blacklisting individuals or entities suspected of having links to terrorism. The list names 362 individuals and 125 companies or organisations (May 2007) that have their assets frozen and are banned from travelling. Dick...


27.09.2007
Switzerland and the UN: 5 years already

On 15 June 2007, the Federal Council has submitted to Parliament its 5th annual report, "Switzerland and the UN", on Switzerland's co-operation with the UN and the international organisations based in Switzerland. In this report the Federal Council describes the most important...


10.11.2006
Switzerland and the UN: fourth report

In September 2006 the Federal Council submitted  its fourth annual report entitled «Switzerland and the UN» to Parliament. Its subject is Switzerland's relations with the United Nations and other international organisations based in Switzerland. The 2006 report focuses on the...

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