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(May 2023)

  • Developments in Bhutan – Recent Topics in the Bhutanese Media
  • Looking back at the General Assembly 2023
  • Visits to Bhutan by Ambassador Ralf Heckner
  • Coming Events
  • Current Projects by SSB and SSB Members
  • Collaboration Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of the Canton of Zurich
  • Watch online on YouTube
  • Readings


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(December 2022) 

  • Commemoration of 20 Years of Bhutan Switzerland Society (BSS)
  • Cooperation with Loden Foundation - Best Entrepreneur Award 2022 supported by SSB
  • SSB Events
  • Bhutan Meetings President SSB
  • Looking for Bhutanese Textiles in Europe - Exhibition in Corfu in 2024
  • Order again Products from Bhutan Blossoms / Drachukha Flower Group!
  • Insights into Projects by SSB and SSB Members
  • Looking back at previous Events
  • Publications

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  • Bhutan at the Crossroad: Big Changes not only in Tourism and the Civil Service
  • Looking back at the General Assembly 2022
  • Interview with Ambassador Tenzin R. Wangchuk
  • Reopening of Tourism in Bhutan
  • Bhutanese Visitors in Switzerland
  • Bhutanese Association in Switzerland
  • Coming Events
  • Collaboration with Loden Foundation:
  • Get a free e-book download: Erik Allgöwer: Tiger and Cloud
  • Miscellaneous
    • Bhutan and the UN
    • Lunana in Open-Air Cinemas
    • Tashi Delek July-August 2022

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October 2021

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June 2021

  • Looking back at the General Assembly 2021
  • Please order Red Flower Rice from Bhutan - now!
  • TCB and SSB promoting Post-COVID Tourism to Bhutan before screenings of Lunana
  • SSB Loden Foundation Window could choose from 31 Proposals
  • Support Ogyen Choling Foundation
  • COVID - 19 Situation in Bhutan
  • Next SSB Events­­
  • Asia Society Switzerland presents: A Closer Look at Bhutan
    Enjoy Bhutanese Culture Online

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Febrary 2021

1.     Losar Tashi Delek from the Bhutan Mission in Geneva and the Presidents of BSS and SSB
2.     General Assembly 2021 postponed to 5.6.2021
3.     Save the date: Online interview with Nado Dukpa 27.3.2021
4.     Lockdown 2.0 - Bhutan Red Cross Operation (Dec 20th 2020 to Feb 5th 2021) by Dragyel T Dorjee
5.     Partnership Loden Foundation – SSB: Report 2020
6.     Video: Walking with Michael Rutland through Thimphu, exploring recent developments in Bhutan
7.     Magazine: Window on Bhutan
8.     SSB Profile 2020


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November 2020

  • Welcome Addresses by the new Ambassadors in Geneva and Delhi
  • 27 March 2021: General Assembly 2021
  • Big Response for the SSB Window Loden Foundation Fall Call 2020
  • The Red Flower Rice from Bhutan arrived 
  • COVID-19 Test Kits for Bhutan donated by the Swiss Government
  • “Chidrel Tawaa” – A Publication about Bhutan’s Foreign Relations 2020
  • Films from Bhutan online!
  • Tourism in Bhutan will never be the same - An Inverview with DG Tourism Council Dorji Dhradhul
  • Keeping Connected while Staying Apart: Social Media and Lockdown in Thimphu By Dolma Choden Roder (Royal Thimphu College) 19.11.2020
  • Postponed Events


Special Mailing 4.8.2020: Foundation Day of SSB (full version)

August 2020


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July 2020

Special Mailing April 2020: Solidarity with Bhutan in Times of COVID-19 (full version)

April 2020

  • SSB Call for Donations till 4.5.2020
    • Project 1: Supply of medical overalls and masks
    • Project 2: Loden-UNDP Bhutan Covid-19 Response Fund
    • Project 3: HM’s Kidu Relief Fund for COVID-19
  • Letter freom Dr. Karma Phunthso (President Loden Foundation)
  • Our Friends from Bhutan telling their stories about the impact of COVID-19
  • COVID-19 News from Bhutan
    • Translation of His Majesty’s Address to the Nation, 10th April 2020
    • Press Release of HE the Prime Minister (April 11, 2020)
    • From Coronavirus to Corona Victory (April 6, 2020 - Kuensel)
    • Anxious wait for Bhutan for lifesaving medical equipment and supplies with raging global demand (April 4, 2020 - The Bhutanese)
    • COVID-19 Situation Bhutan 17.4.2020


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April 2020

October 2019 Mailing 3/19 (full version)



July 2019 Mailing 2/19 (full version)



Focus Newsletter 2019 > Link



  • EDITORIAL (Dieter Zürcher)


April 2019 Mailing 1/19 > Link

  • Looking back at the General Assembly 2019
  • SSB supports Loden Foundation
  • Next Events
  • 2020: Celebrating 20 years Society Switzerland - Bhutan
  • Miscellaneous


Focus Newsletter 2017


Newsletter August 2017 pdf - 3.7 MB


December 2016 Issue


  • News from SSB: General Assembly 2017: new date / Dr. Otto Stern resigns as editor of the SSB Newsletter / The new newsletter with key topics / Bhutan Film Days January 27th – 29th, 2017, Ethnographic Museum University of Zurich: A unique opportunity to see films of emerging filmmakers from Bhutan / New SSB Members 
  • Obituaries: In memoriam Küngolt Menzi-Baumann / An immense loss for Bhutan:

    Dasho Pema Wangchuk passed away 

  • Visitors from Bhutan in Switzerland: Two Bhutanese visitors from the KGUMSB to get acquainted with General Medicine in Switzerland

  • Thank you very much HELVETAS Namgyel! 

  • News from BSS: Bhutan-Switzerland Society elects new Board members 

  • Activities of SSB Members: 8th meeting of the European-Bhutan Societies in Greece

  • György Hetényi: "History books help geophysics to describe big Bhutan earthquake in 1714"

  • Benedetta Dini: "Swiss researchers on the tracks of rockslides in the Himalaya of Bhutan"

  • Alain Dössegger : "My secondment to the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC)"

  • Interview by Otto Stern: "Werner Baumann (62) – 30 years ago as a Veterinarian in Bhutan"

> Newsletter December 2016 pdf - 4.9 MB


June 2016 Issue


  • News from SSB: General Assembly 2016 / Three new SSB Board members / Annual SSB Excursion / Graduation at International School Schaffhausen / Up-coming Events / Pre-Announcement: Bhutan Film Days January 27th – 29th 2017 in Zurich / Invitation of the SSB Board to Geneva / New SSB Members / Bhutan at the Film Festival Locarno August 3 -13, 2016 / A Farewell to a Grand Old Lady of the Zurich Elephant Group
  • Visitors from Bhutan in Switzerland: Chief Justice of Bhutan visits Switzerland
  • A very enthusiastic and successful Swiss training workshop of six Bhutanese firefighters during two weeks in Zürich
  • News from BSS: Summary of the findings of the School evaluation on support to Kaktong & Tradijong Primary Schools, Zhemgang Dzongkhag
  • Lyonpo Dr Kinzang Dorji: «Sustainable social and economic development at the grassroots level in Bhutan needs very active local Civil Society Organisations (CSO)»
  • Activities of SSB Members: Wangdue Phodrang Dzong Reconstruction Project - Aspects of cultural heritage and safety / Mountains and Earthquakes – Fieldwork and results of two geophysics projects in Bhutan / Archery in Bhutan – Update
  • Meeting Point

> Newsletter June 2016 pdf - 2.8 MB / pdf - 5.5 MB


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