Switzerland and the NNSC: 70 years of Swiss commitment in Korea

70 years ago, the armistice agreement signed at Panmunjom on 27 July 1953 established the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC). Today, this agreement remains the only legally binding instrument for preventing hostilities on the Korean peninsula. Participation in the Neutral Armistice Supervisory Commission in Korea is the Swiss army’s longest-standing peace-building mission, and is therefore regarded as the jewel in the crown of «good offices». To mark the 70th anniversary of the NNSC, the research centre Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland (Dodis) has published a volume containing 70 documents on the history of Switzerland’s participation in the NNSC. The selection documents, for the period 1951–1995, the actions of the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Representations, the Military Department and the Federal Council as a whole, parliamentary debates as well as the situation on the ground in Panmunjom.

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The volume will be presented at a symposium in Seoul on 13 October 2023, at the invitation of the Swiss Ambassador to Korea, Dagmar Schmidt Tartagli:

The NNSC across Time: Historic Perspectives and Contemporary Mission


On 18 October 2023, an event will also be held in Stockholm to mark this jubilee, at the invitation of the Swiss Ambassador to Sweden, François Voeffray-Peyro

Seven Decades of Collaboration: Sweden and Switzerland at the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission in Korea



Friday 13 October, 2023, 9:00–12:30

Swiss Embassy in Seoul

Wednesday 18 October 2023, 9:30–14:00

Stockholm University, Aula Magna (Bergmannen)