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B-roll Video Release: FIFA Legend Roger Milla speaking at the FIFA World Cup 2022™ match between Switzerland and Cameroon at Al Janoub stadium in Doha on November 24

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The video submission includes FIFA (www.FIFA.com) Legend Roger Milla speaking at the FIFA World Cup 2022™ match between Switzerland and Cameroon at Al Janoub stadium in Doha on November 24. Milla received an award from FIFA President Gianni Infantino for his contribution to African and world football and for being…

Source: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland |

Conference of the Parties (COP27): President of the Swiss Confederation urges international community to keep 1.5°C target in sight

Mr Cassis also lent his support to the ambitious commitments of the COP27 agenda, which includes a clear and concrete timetable for all states to divest from fossil fuels

President Ignazio Cassis has represented Switzerland at the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. During his speech, Mr Cassis stated that this year's edition must not be the one to abandon the 1.5°C target. The conference’s aim is to promote implementation of the Paris climate…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

United Nations women’s rights committee publishes findings on Armenia, Belgium, Finland, The Gambia, Honduras, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland and Ukraine

A high number of girls are out of school, a situation exacerbated by child marriage, and a correspondingly high illiteracy rate among women and girls in The Gambia

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) today issued its findings on Armenia, Belgium, Finland, The Gambia, Honduras, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland and Ukraine, the States parties that it reviewed during its latest session. The findings contain positive aspects of each country's implementation of the Convention on the Elimination…

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Egypt |

The Government of Egypt, UNDP, the European Union, the African Climate Foundation, Denmark, and Switzerland sign a $6.2 million project to support Egypt’s hosting of COP27

This new project will bring together partners from the public and private sectors, civil society, and academia to strengthen climate action in support of Egypt’s COP27 Presidency Team

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU), the Embassy of Denmark, the Embassy of Switzerland and the African Climate Foundation have signed a new $6.2 million project to support Egypt’s presidency of the 27th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on…

Source: Ministry of Information, Eritrea |

Eritrean Community Festival in Switzerland

The festival that featured various programs was officially opened by Ms. Asmeret Abraha, Governor of the Northern Red Sea Region

Eritrean community festival in Switzerland was conducted with patriotic zeal on 23 July in Sion in the presence of regional Governors and a number of nationals. The festival that featured various programs was officially opened by Ms. Asmeret Abraha, Governor of the Northern Red Sea Region. The chairman of the…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Assistant Secretary Noyes’ Travel to Uganda and Geneva

In Uganda, Assistant Secretary Noyes will meet with international organization partners and with Ugandan government officials to discuss the recent refugee influx from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) Julieta Valls Noyes travels to Uganda July 9-15 and Geneva July 16-19. While in Uganda, Assistant Secretary Noyes will meet with international organization partners and with Ugandan government officials to discuss the recent refugee influx from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and…

Source: Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) |

2025 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Road World Championships in Rwanda: Union Cycliste Internationale and Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa join forces to develop African riders

Selected athletes will then be able to train at the UCI WCC in Switzerland or elsewhere in Europe where they will gain appropriate race experience over the next three years

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) (https://AfricaOlympic.com) are delighted to announce that they have joined forces to develop cycling on the African continent in the lead up to the 2025 UCI Road World Championships to be held in Kigali, Rwanda. A…

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Ghana signs grant agreement with African Development Fund, government of Switzerland, to support development of mini-grids and solar PV net metering

The agreements, for the development of 35 mini-grids and stand-alone solar PV systems, were signed on Wednesday 25 May at a short ceremony held on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Group’s 2022 Annual Meetings

The government of Ghana has signed a grant agreement with the African Development Fund, and a financing agreement with the government of Switzerland, for the Ghana Mini Grid and Solar Photovoltaic Net Metering project. The project will benefit schools, health centres and communities across the country. The agreements, for the…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta Reaffirms Kenya’s Commitment to Enhancing Ties with Switzerland

At a one-on-one meeting with President Ignazio Cassis of the Swiss Confederation, President Kenyatta reiterated that Kenya remains the investment destination of choice in the East and Central African region

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday evening reaffirmed Kenya’s commitment to strengthening bilateral ties with Switzerland. Speaking in Bern at the start of his official visit to Switzerland, the first by a Kenyan Head of State, President Kenyatta said the visit demonstrated Kenya’s desire to reinvigorate the long-standing trade, economic and…

Source: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland |

Switzerland: President Cassis receives Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Both presidents paid tribute to the robustness of Swiss–Kenyan bilateral relations

President of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in Bern on Friday, 20 May 2022. Their talks focused on enhancing bilateral relations, the upcoming elections in Kenya, and matters related to the UN Security Council. During their official meeting both presidents paid tribute to the…