Peace and Human Rights Division projects

The facilitation of a peaceful resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine is a Swiss priority. Switzerland is supportive of the implementation of the Minsk Agreements, also by seconding experts to the negotiation process. Since January 2020, Ambassador Heidi Grau has the position of Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group.

In addition, Switzerland has been seconding experts to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine since its existence.

Further priorities are to ensure respect for international humanitarian law, foster human rights, and as well the support to the Ukrainian authorities to address the consequences of the conflict, in the spheres of conflict prevention, internal displacement, torture prevention, missing persons and mine action.