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Pathways to Abolition of the Death Penalty

10.10.2016 — Media release Pakistan

The Swiss Foreign Ministry (Federal Department of Foreign Affairs//FDFA), together with Death Penalty Worldwide at Cornell Law School, launched this year a study of the factors leading states to abolish capital punishment in law. “Pathways to Abolition of the Death Penalty” examines the historical and political processes underlying abolition, including the roles played by key actors and stakeholders in the countries concerned. The publication covers 14 different jurisdictions*, spread across a range of geographical world regions and time periods, from the world’s first full legal abolition in Venezuela in 1863 to most recent abolition success stories (Fiji, Suriname, Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Benin and Maryland).

SDC successfully completes its ‘School Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Programme’ in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

18.07.2016 — Media release Pakistan

With the handing over of the last school reconstructed at village Mankial in district Swat of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) marks the successful completion of its five years “School Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Programme”. The ceremony was held at Government School Mankial in Swat, and was honoured by the Provincial Minister of Education, Muhammad Atif Khan, the Swiss Ambassador, Marc P. George, SDC’s Head of Division Europe, Asia, Americas, Jean-Luc Bernasconi, the representatives of SDC Pakistan, local authorities, the community members and students.

SDC handed over the last constructed school

31.05.2016 — Media release Pakistan

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) handed over the last school constructed under its ‘School Reconstruction Programme’ to the Elementary and Secondary Education Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province of Pakistan. The ‘handover’ ceremony was held in village Mankial, District Swat, on 31st May, 2016, and it was attended by the officials from KP Government, the SDC’s project team, community representatives, including parents of the school children. On this occasion, Urdu handbooks on ‘school care and maintenance’ were also distributed to encourage ownership amongst the students, teachers and the school authorities.

Swiss support to UN Wall Campaign in Pakistan

06.04.2016 — Media release Pakistan

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) extended support to the United Nations Information System (UNIC) to empower Pakistani youth to take an active role within their communities for promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through UN Wall Campaign.

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