Azerbaijan is a dangerous and corrupt autocracy which oppresses its people and wages war on its neighbors. Their state oil company, SOCAR, operates fuel stations, Migrolino franchises, and other energy services in Switzerland. Every Swiss Franc taken by SOCAR directly finances the destruction of democracy and human rights. Swiss consumers demand better. Join our movement to STOP SOCAR and purchase responsibly.
Artsakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, has been inhabited by Armenians for thousands of years. Its people have been fighting for reunification with Armenia for nearly a century, after it was split by Stalin and the USSR. Today the region has been violently annexed by Azerbaijan, a corrupt and anti-democratic regime. We support the right of self-determination for the people of Artsakh, and condemn Azerbaijan’s destruction of cultural heritage sites.
We foster and promote friendly relations between Switzerland and Armenia in the cultural, economic, social and political spheres. Highlights of our activities include creation of the Parliamentary Friendship Group Switzerland-Armenia (PGArm), bilateral foreign delegation visits, and formation of the Switzerland-Armenia Chamber of Commerce to facilitate international business.
We engage with the Swiss political process at all levels, to educate, build networks, and promote Armenian interests at home and abroad. We educate Swiss citizens about Armenian issues, and urge our community to take political action. We also promote involvement of both State and non-governmental bodies to support Armenian development programs.
The Armenian Genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks during World War I. Today’s Turkey continues its shameful attempt to rewrite history and deny responsibility. Our lobbying contributed to Switzerland officially recognizing this terrible crime in 2003, but the fight for recognition around the world continues. We push back against Turkish propaganda and demand recognition of the truth.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are a range of topics adopted by all UN Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. We support Armenia’s efforts and international cooperation to fulfill this mission, through various development initiatives and knowledge-sharing.