Visit in Kenya

Besuch in Kenia

Switzerland and Kenya stress interest in closer cooperation 

Switzerland and Kenya wish to deepen their relations. President Alain Berset and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta acknowledged the significant potential for closer cooperation during their official talks in Nairobi on Monday, 9 July.

Visit by Iranian President

Visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

During the official visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Bern, Switzerland and Iran reaffirmed their support for the Road Map agreed in 2016; the two countries expressed their wish to deepen relations in spite of the current circumstances and push ahead with implementing the Road Map.

Visit by Pope Francis

Visit by Pope Francis to Switzerland

Pope Francis will be arriving in Switzerland on 21 June. He will be met on the part of the Swiss government by President Alain Berset and Federal Councillors Doris Leuthard and Ignazio Cassis.

Gender equality


Gender equality office wins UN award

he Federal Office for Gender Equality FOGE was presented with the 2018 United Nations Public Service Award. The award, which recognises contributions made by public administrations towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, went to Switzerland for its commitment to equal pay.

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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 and current Swiss president.

Alain Berset

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

Curriculum vitae

Speeches (in german)

Interviews (in german)