It’s about a discussion of action areas and priorities for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Switzerland, based on the outcomes of the federal government's online consultation between June and August 2017. The debate will centre on identifying the major challenges and opportunities for Switzerland in its efforts to achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda at both national and international level.
Energy issues are more relevant than ever before – not just in Switzerland. The countries of Eastern Europe in particular are facing the challenge of supplying reliable and affordable energy for all people and companies without a negative impact on the climate. In a region where most of the energy consumed still comes from non-renewable resources this is no easy task.
Location: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Sierre
From 7 to 12 November 2017, the 21th edition of the “Internationale Kurzfilmtage, The Short Film Festival of Switzerland,” will be held in Winterthur. Film-makers will be invited from all over the world to present a wide variety of short films.
The SDC will be presenting a number of projects from around the world at the UN Open Day in Geneva. Visitors will have the opportunity to find out more about Switzerland's development cooperation and sample delicacies from different countries.
Location: Palais des Nations, Avenue de la Paix 14, 1202 Geneva
Conference Assembly; Public event
Switzerland joined the World Bank in 1992 when voters approved accession with 56 percent of the vote. Membership in the World Bank represented an important change in direction for Swiss foreign policy. On the occasion of this anniversary, SECO, SDC, and the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) of the University of Bern would like to commemorate and take stock of the 25 years of successful cooperation between Switzerland and the World Bank, as well as discuss future collaboration. This event aims to facilitate an open dialogue between civil society, the private sector, academia, and public officials.
Cultural event; Public event
The Zürcher Theater Spektakel gives artists from the South and from the East the opportunity to present their productions to a Swiss audience and forge professional contacts. The SDC supports the festival as part of its cultural activities.
Cultural event; Public event
The 70th Locarno International Film Festival is taking place this August. The SDC is supporting the festival's Open Doors section which promotes film-makers from the South and East and helps with the production and distribution of independent feature films.
The SDC is involved in rebuilding and recovery efforts in northern Mali after the political and security crisis in 2012-13. In this exhibition, seven photographers from Mali give a voice to the women and men who are gradually rebuilding their lives in the towns of Timbuktu, Niafunké and Youwarou.
Location: Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich
Public event; Conference Assembly
This year's Annual Development Cooperation Conference takes a look at vocational education and training in different countries, sheds light on specific challenges and shows how vocational education and training can create local prospects for people.
Location: Lausanne, SwissTech Convention Center EPFL
The SDC will showcase a variety of projects from around the world at the coming LUGA, the Spring Fair of Central Switzerland, which takes place in Lucerne. Visitors will have the opportunity to find out more about the SDC and try tasty delicacies from a range of countries.
‘Melancholic Africa’ is the theme of Le Salon africain (the African Book Fair) at this year's Geneva Book and Press Fair, which will take place from 26 to 30 April. Le Salon africain is supported by the SDC.
Public event; Cultural event
The Visions du Réel international film festival in Nyon is an important gathering for professionals in the documentary film industry. The SDC supports the festival, which also presents documentary films from countries of the South and East.