Tour de Suisse: First stop in Fribourg with Jacques Ducrest


The Tour de Suisse starts off in Fribourg with the participation of Jacques Ducret, Federal Council Delegate for the 2030 Agenda. We look forward to seeing you between 2pm and 4pm at the Place Georges-Python in Fribourg to discuss, answer your questions and share ideas on sustainable development.

We will be accompanied by our sustainable development goal (SDG) car, powered by natural gas of course, so you can’t miss us! Come and turn the SDG wheel and take part in our sustainable development quiz to test your knowledge and win a small prize! Our representatives from the federal administration will be there to answer all your questions. And if there’s a queue? No problem, we’ve organised a small exhibition about the SDGS and how they are measured in Switzerland. While you are waiting you can learn more before facing the SDG wheel!

Don’t forget your mask in case of crowds!

Jacques Ducrest
Jacques Ducrest studied law at the universities of Neuchâtel and Mannheim before going on to gain a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from McGill University in Montreal. He has also been admitted to the bar of the canton of Neuchâtel. Having joined the federal government’s diplomatic service in 1998, he completed postings to Manila, Prague and Vienna before joining the Directorate of Public International Law DPIL, and then the Sectoral Foreign Policies Division SFPD, at the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA. The SFPD is a division within the Directorate of Political Affairs which ensures coherence between thematic policy areas and Switzerland’s foreign policy. It ensures efficient cooperation and coordination between the FDFA and relevant offices in other departments. This coordination work focuses primarily on the areas of economics and finance, sustainability, energy, the environment and health, as well as education, science, transport and spatial planning matters.

Jacques Ducrest has been Deputy Head of the Sectoral Foreign Policies Division since 1 September 2017 and oversees a cross-disciplinary approach to current challenges. In this capacity, on 22 March 2019 he was appointed Delegate of the Federal Council for the 2030 Agenda. He chairs the 2030 Agenda Steering Committee, which is the strategic guiding and coordinating body for sustainable development policy at federal level.

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