SWITZERLAND


1. COMITE INTERDEPARTEMENTAL POUR LE SUIVI DE RIO (INTERDEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE FOR RIO FOLLOW-UP)

ESTABLISHED: 1 March 1993

MISSION: The Interdepartmental Committee for Rio Follow-up is formed by the directors of 17 different Federal Offices. Non-governmental organizations participate in this structure through a Contact Group. Specific goals of the Committee are: to coordinate interdepartmental activities regarding national UNCED follow-up; to examine the concept of sustainable development and the implications of Agenda 21 for Switzerland; to elaborate a National Action Plan on Sustainable Development; to facilitate cooperation between federal administration and non-governmental organizations; and to coordinate Switzerland's position in international fora in the field of sustainable development.

MEMBERSHIP:

a. COMPOSITION (Number of members per sector):

Ministries and governmental agencies:   19
Non-Governmental Organizations:          4
Academic/Research Institutions:          2
Business/Productive Sector:              4
Others:                                  1
TOTAL NUMBER OF MEMBERS:	          30 
b. LIST OF MEMBERS/ORGANIZATIONS:

DIRECTOR: Franz Blankart, State Secretary, Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs, Bern Rudolf Bärfuss, Vice-Director, Federal Office of Environment, Forests and Landscape, Bern Norbert Bärlocher, Directorate for International Law, Bern Olivier Chave, Scientific Officer, Directorate of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid, Bern Anne-Christine Clottu, Deputy Secretary-general, Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences, Bern Brigitte Decrausaz, Scientific Officer, Federal Office for Agriculture, Bern Peter Dollinger, Head of Davision, Federal Veterinary Office, Bern Françoise Dubas, Scientific Officer, Group for Science and Research, Bern Claude-George Ducret, Head of Section, Political Directorate, Bern Walter Fust, Ambassador, Directorate of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid, Bern Richard Gamma, Vice-Director, Swiss Society of Chemical Industries, Zürich Jean-François Giovannini, Deputy-Director, Directorate of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid, Bern Anton Greber, Ambassador, Political Directorate, Bern Rudolf Häberli, National Science Foundation, Bern Ueli Halder, WWF International, Zürich Nicolas Imboden, Ambassador, Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs, Bern Christoph Juen, Secretary, Swiss Federation of Commerce and Industry (Vorort), Zürich Michael Kohn, President, Institute for Capital and Economy, Zürich Pascal Koster, Legal Adviser, Federal Intellectual Property Office, Bern Monika Linn Locher, Head of Section, Federal Office for Environment, Forests and Landscape, Bern René Longet, Director, Swiss Society for Environmental Protection, Geneva Sabine Moret, Legal Adviser, Federal Intellectual Property Office, Bern Bernard Perrin, Head of Section, Federal Office for Energy Supply, Bern Philippe Roch, Director, Federal Office of Environment, Forests and Landscape, Bern Catherine Schümperli, Bern Declaration (Development organisation), Lausanne Rolf Stalder, Coordinator for Interdepartmental Committee for Rio Follow-up, Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs, Bern A. Taormina, Swiss Association of Machinery Manufacturers, Zurich Regula Weyermann, Swiss Coalition of Development Organizations, Bern Remigi Winzap, Federal Office for Foreign Economic Affairs, Bern Stephanie Zobrist, Federal Office for Health