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Water – Building Peace across borders

01.06.2020 — Local news Kazakhstan

Swiss Ambassador joins video statement “Water – Building Peace across borders”

Since more than 10 years, Switzerland is promoting cross-border and integrated water management as an instrument to foster peace and development. In a video statement alongside other Swiss representatives, Ambassador Urs Schmid gives insight into this initiative called Blue Peace, which is also aiming at supporting countries in Central Asia to develop a more effective, regional management of water.

Blue Peace Central Asia mid-year review

30.04.2020 — Local news Kazakhstan
The mid-year review of the Blue Peace Central Asia Initiative, conducted on April 27-28, 2020, brought together representatives of SECO, BAFU, Swiss Embassies in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, the Office of Swiss Development Cooperation in Tajikistan, the Special Water Envoy of Switzerland, Mr. Guy Bonvin, and the Regional Water Advisor of Switzerland, Mr. André Wehrli. Due to the COVID-19, the meeting was held online.

Screening of the Swiss film “the Woman and the TGV”

05.03.2020 — Local news Kazakhstan
In the framework of the “Printemps Francophone 2020”, on March 4, the Embassy of Switzerland organized a screening of the Swiss film “the Woman and the TGV” by the young Swiss director Timo von Gunten. Mr. Alain Maniciati, representative of the Swiss Embassy, welcomed the spectators and emphasized that Switzerland is a member of the “Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie” since 1989 and remains one of its largest donors.

Printemps Francophone 2020

27.02.2020 — Local news Kazakhstan
On March 26, 2020, the Ambassadors of Belgium, Canada, France, Egypt, Morocco and Switzerland took part at the press-conference dedicated to the opening of “Printemps Francophone 2020” in Kazakhstan.

Human rights

11.12.2019 — Local news Kazakhstan
On the occasion of the Human Rights Day, the Embassy of Switzerland attended a round table in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and participated in the EU reception devoted to the joint project Spirou4Rights / Kids4Rights.

Kids4 Rights

11.12.2019 — Local news Kazakhstan
The Embassy of Switzerland awards school children for their drawings on the subject of Human Rights, in the framework of the 30th anniversary of Convention on the Rights for the Child and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Visit of the Swiss President in Kazakhstan

26.11.2019 — Local news Kazakhstan
On November 22, 2019, the President of Swiss Confederation, Ueli Maurer, paid an official visit to Kazakhstan at the invitation of the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The two presidents had talks in a narrow format followed by a working breakfast with participation of the representatives of the Swiss private sector.  

Visit of Mr. Guy Bonvin, Special Water Envoy of Switzerland

25.11.2019 — Local news Kazakhstan
Mr. Guy Bonvin, Special Water Envoy of Switzerland, visited Nur-Sultan on November 22, 2019, and had meetings with the administration of the Kazakh Institute of Strategic Studies of Kazakhstan as well as with the heads of the international organizations and entities like OSCE and World Bank.

Reception Seedstards in Nur-Sultan

25.11.2019 — Local news Kazakhstan
In the framework of the annual Seedstars Summit CEE, which was held in Nur-Sultan on November 21-22, 2019, Mr. Urs Schmid, Ambassador of Switzerland in Kazakhstan, welcomed the international participants of Seedstars at a reception at the Swiss residence on November 20.

CAREC Open Day in Kazakhstan

29.10.2019 — Local news Kazakhstan
The Ambassador of Switzerland, Urs Schmid, took part at the Open Day of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) Program in Nur-Sultan, 4th of October 2019

Settimana della lingua italiana in Kazakhstan

27.10.2019 — Local news Kazakhstan
Every year, during the 3rd week of October, the Italian language and culture is being promoted all over the world. And every year, proud of its Italian speaking southern part, Switzerland contributes through its embassies to this special week, la settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo.

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