The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

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2010 - Now

The Federal Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland directs the country’s foreign policy. It also carries out programmes that support its peace, human rights and humanitarian policy and economic development collaboration.

The Federal Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland supports BIRN in the following programmes and projects:

In the Balkan Region

The FDFA supports BIRN Hub’s Regional Reporting on Balkan Transitional Justice Issues project.


In Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Human Security Division of the FDFA, which has an office in Sarajevo, has supported the BIRN BiH Justice Series Programme since 2007.

The Ministry’s Human Security Division: Peace, Human Rights, Humanitarian Policy, Migration is responsible for implementing measures to promote peace and strengthen human rights in the world.

The concept of human security focuses on the safety of individual human beings and protecting people against political violence, war and acts of arbitrary violence. It is based on the recognition that peace policy, human rights policy and humanitarian policy are closely interlinked.

Web: The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Embassy to Bosnia and Herzegovina