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Ambassador Siri Walt is leading a delegation to Khartoum to sound out how Switzerland can leverage its support for the democratisation process in Sudan.
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Guidelines for Switzerland’s engagement on human rights diplomacy
The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) is launching the Human Rights Guidelines 2021–24, which set out how Switzerland goes about improving the universal protection of human rights. 
03.06.2021
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Many Swiss nationals travelling abroad ask the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA for recommendations and advice on their return journey. A list of questions and answers.
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AVIS28, the report on Switzerland's 2028 Foreign Policy Vision, provides impetus for a focused, networked and agile foreign policy.
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Switzerland's candidature for the UN Security Council
Switzerland is seeking a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council in 2023–24. The Federal Council formally submitted the candidature in 2011 after consultations with Parliament. The election for the two-year term will take place in New York in June 2022.
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Foreign Policy Strategy 2020–23
The thematic focus areas are peace and security, prosperity, sustainability and digitalisation.
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Greater focus and impact
Swiss development cooperation will become more focused, making it more effective. This is reflected in Switzerland's new international cooperation strategy for 2021–24.
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Institutional agreement
The Federal Council has taken the decision not to sign the InstA. The negotiations with the EU did not produce the outcomes Switzerland needed to sign the agreement.
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