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Water – Joint responsibility, joint solutions

Technical and political solutions to sustainable water management are more important than ever. Water has become a key element.

Article: Sustainable water management

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Bangladesh: better job prospects in the textiles and building sectors

SDC supports on-the-job training for poor men and women in two key sectors of the economy – the results are promising.

Project: “Sudokkho” in Bangladesh


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Gender Equality and Women's Rights

Gender equality, respect for women's and girls' rights, and the prohibition of all forms of gender-based discrimination are fundamental values for Swtizerland.


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Mountains a vital setting for sustainable development efforts

A large number of SDC projects take place in mountain regions and seek to improve the quality of life of people who live there.

Dossier «Mountains»

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Dispatch 2017–2020

The principles, tasks, objectives and focus of Switzerland’s international cooperation are set out in the Federal Council’s 2017–2020 Dispatch to Parliament.

Dossier «Dispatch 2017–2020»

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2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

A global framework for sustainable development. The 17 sustainable development goals follow on from the Millennium Development Goals.

2030 Agenda

Online publications

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Annual Report SDC 2016

The SDC and SECO had three priorities for 2016: combating poverty, reducing global risks and improving prospects for people in fragile contexts.

Annual Report SDC 2016

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