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“Switzerland plays a critical role in contributing to poverty reduction”

“Switzerland plays a critical role in contributing to poverty reduction”

LI Yong, Director-General of UNIDO, praises the Swiss development cooperation strategy. The UN organisation is committed to sustainable industrial development.

Humanitarian aid supplies instruments for drinking water treatment to Lesbos

Humanitarian aid supplies instruments for drinking water treatment to Lesbos

After the fire in the refugee camp, Switzerland organised a second relief flight. The Humanitarian Aid provided equipment for drinking water purification and tents.

Data for development – the SDC magazine One World is now available

Data for development – the SDC magazine One World is now available

Reliable data are the basis for evidence-based decision-making for sustainable development. Yet not all countries have the required institutional capacities.

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis on his Africa trip smiling as sits on the floor with a group of children.

Trust in Switzerland is our greatest asset in Africa

Why sustainable development cooperation is not a one-way street and why Switzerland is working to strengthen African economies and helping to harness the dynamism of young people in Africa.

 

International cooperation: the FDFA is mitigating the impact of COVID-19 around the world

The FDFA is mitigating the impact of COVID-19 around the world

How are Switzerland's international cooperation efforts helping to tackle the COVID-19 crisis? Here we provide an overview.

On a meadow, four experts from the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit are laying a water pipe in a hole in the ground.

Digital training worldwide with Swiss Humanitarian Aid

As part of continuing training for the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit's engineers in Jura, a teaching video is being produced for worldwide use.

 
 

Patricia Danzi, Director of the SDC: "I experience an enormous solidarity"

Patricia Danzi, Director of the SDC: "I experience an enormous solidarity"

During a media conference, Patricia Danzi reviews her first 100 days as Director of the SDC and stresses the importance of providing support on site.

IC 2019: the environment, jobs, cooperation with the private sector, health

Annual Report on Switzerland's International Cooperation 2019

The main focus of Switzerland's international cooperation in 2019 was on environmental issues, basic education and vocational skills development, and cooperation with the private sector and the health sector.

International cooperation strategy 2021–24: greater focus and impact

Greater focus and impact

Swiss development cooperation will become more focused, making it more effective. This is reflected in Switzerland's new international cooperation strategy for 2021–24.

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Dossiers

COVID-19: Switzerland's international cooperation response

COVID-19: Switzerland's international cooperation response

Switzerland's international cooperation mitigates the health, economic and social consequences of COVID-19 at various levels.

Dossier: Tech4Good

Tech4Good: effective partnerships with the private sector and academia

Through close cooperation with the scientific community and the private sector, the SDC exploits the full potential of new technologies for poverty reduction.

Dossier «Dispatch 2017–2020»

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.

2030 Agenda

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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