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Tasks of the Armed Forces

Three tasks – one goal: Security for our country. The Swiss Armed Forces defends our country and people against a military attack. It supports the civilian authorities in dealing with natural disasters and in countering serious threats to internal security. And it assists within the context of international peace support and humanitarian aid.

Swiss Armed Forces Bundeshaus Ost
CH-3003 Bern

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Swiss Armed Forces

Bundeshaus Ost
CH-3003 Bern

20 years fighting against anti-personnel mines:  Successes and challenges

20 years fighting against anti-personnel mines: Successes and challenges

20 years ago, the Ottawa Convention on the comprehensive ban of anti-personnel mines came into force. To date, 164 countries have ratified the Convention. Switzerland was one of the first signatories and has since been active in the fight against anti-personnel mines.

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SWISS PEACE SUPPORTER 2019/1

UN peacekeeping: 30 years of Swiss military engagement

SWISS PEACE SUPPORTER 2018/4

Monitoring situations: the basis of peacebuilding

SWISS PEACE SUPPORTER 2018/2

Kosovo - SWISSCOY on the move

SWISS PEACE SUPPORTER 2018/3

Capacity Building - turning knowlwdge into practice