UN Climate Conference in Poland

President Alain Berset at UN Climate Conference in Poland 

President Alain Berset and Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard will attend the UN climate conference being held in Katowice, Poland, from 3 to 14 December.

Visit in Rumania

Visit in Rumania

On Thursday, 1 November, President Berset paid a visit to Romania. The visit follows the tradition of establishing contact with the holder of the next EU Council presidency.

UN General Assembly


“There are no winners in a zero-sum game”

In his address to the General Assembly President Alain Berset stressed the importance to Switzerland of international cooperation and international law. He stated that the international community had much to lose in the current crisis facing multilateralism.

Visit in Lebanon

Staatsbesuch Libanon 2018

Further steps to intensify relations between Switzerland and Lebanon

Switzerland and Lebanon have reaffirmed the wish to further deepen their traditionally strong ties. On Monday in Beirut, President Alain Berset expressed Switzerland’s solidarity with Lebanon, which has been severely affected by the Syrian crisis.

Media releases


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In focus


Visit by Pope Francis

The Pope will be arriving on 21 June. He will be attending the World Council of Churches.

Facts on Invalidity Insurance

No. of new pensions stable, professional reintegration continues.

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The federal offices of the FDHA

The Federal Department of Home Affairs is a diverse Department with a varied range of tasks.

Appearances and events

A listing of events attended by the head of Department.

Alain Berset

Fereral Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA


Speeches (in german)

Interviews (in german)