Media conference and vernissage of Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland 1992
On January 1st, 2023, exactly when the legally stipulated confidentiality period has run out, the Research Centre Dodis published on its database a selection of the most relevant files on the history of Swiss foreign policy in the fateful year of 1992. 62 of these key documents were published in the latest volume, Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland 1992, which was presented in the morning of January 3 at a media conference by Dodis Director Sacha Zala, Madeleine Herren (President Scientific Advisory Board) and Philippe Künzler (Director Federal Archives).
In the evening, the vernissage of DDS 1992 took place, where former State Secretary Jakob Kellenberger shared his memories of 1992 and answered questions from Daniel Foppa (NZZaS).
The newly accessible documents show the negative outcome of the referendum on the EEA, Switzerland’s contacts with Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Rio Earth Summit and the question of neutrality in the new security policy environment. The publication of these documents was widely reported in the Swiss media.