First visit by a Swiss president to Botswana

President Berset speaks at UN Security Council debate on Ukraine

Other highlights of his stay in New York during the opening week of the 78th UN General Assembly were Switzerland's address in the general debate and the Summit on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, which is held only once every four years.

State visit

Switzerland and Turkey sign bilateral agreement on cultural property

Federal Council receives Botswana's President Masisi on state visit

Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi travelled to Switzerland with his wife Neo Jane Masisi for a state visit. Together with President Alain Berset, he attended the Landsgemeinde in Appenzell Innerrhoden on Sunday 30 April.

Gender equality

UN Commission on the Status of Women: Switzerland highlights importance of digitalisation for gender equality

On 6 March 2023, the 67th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) began in New York with the theme "Innovation and technological change - education in the digital age". President Alain Berset led the Swiss delegation and addressed the CSW on 6 March.

Presidential visit

Presidential visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo

Presidential visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo

In view of Switzerland’s ongoing efforts to support to the Great Lakes Region and its seat on the UN Security Council, President Alain Berset will be visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Health and promoting health

Health and promoting health

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Food Safety and Veterinary

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The federal offices of the FDHA

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Appearances and events

Appearances and events

A listing of events attended by the head of Department.

Alain Berset

President of the Swiss Confederation and Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA


Speeches (in german)

Interviews (in german)