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Distribution of first-aid items and cash to people

Off-the-radar humanitarian crises in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Swiss Humanitarian Aid has stepped up its commitment in response to the crisis in the Greater Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo


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Human rights at the centre of SDC’s efforts

On the occasion of Human Rights Day on 10 December 2017, SDC takes stock of its efforts to promote human rights.


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Smallholder farmers boost their incomes thanks to mobile phones

Agri-Fin Mobile, a project co-funded by the SDC, provides access to financial and advisory services to smallholder farmers worldwide via mobile phone.



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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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