Micheline Calmy-Rey, President of the Swiss Confederation 2011 and Federal Councilor for Foreign Affairs
Micheline Calmy-Rey, President of the Swiss Confederation 2011 and Federal Councilor for Foreign Affairs, informed the Forum of Switzerland’s decision to continue its financial support to the Forum of Federations. Switzerland has been a partner of the Forum since 2003 and has supported the Forum through a mix of cash contributions, development assistance programs and senior level secondments in the past. The new funding offers an enhanced level of basic partnership contributions for 2011-12 totaling CHF 400,000 over two years. The funds are being contributed from the Federal Office of Justice, the Conference of Cantonal Goverenments and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Additionally, the Swiss Foreign Ministry has indicated its intention to provide support for the Forum’s ongoing operations in Nepal and was well as the Forum’s internship program in Switzerland.