Pictures of the SDC Annual Conference

Opening film (FR)

Opening address by Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter

Didier Burkhalter, Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) SvA

"The 2030 Agenda is a joint plan for a better world. Switzerland will work to realise a vision of a peaceful world without poverty and for a sustainable future. For us and for future generations. At home and throughout the world."

Keynote Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Interview: The lead-up to the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Ambassador Michael Gerber, the Federal Council’s special representative for global sustainable development

Storm-water management in the Sahel region of Chad (FR)

Panel discussion: Universality in practice: sustainable water management in Chad and in Switzerland

Markus Bürli, programme global Initiatives Eau, DDC

Rémadji Mani, national programme officer, Chad, SDC

Laurent Balsiger, Head «Direction de l’énergie», Canton of Vaud

Speech: Implementing the 2030 Agenda: New parameters for the SDC

Ambassador Manuel Sager, SDC Director-General

Ambassador Manuel Sager, SDC Director-General SvA

«Sustainable development is a cross-cutting task. A highly developed country such as Switzerland has a special responsibility to advance sustainable development at the national level.»

Panel discussion: Cocoa production in Indonesia: Public and private sector financing for sustainable development

Manfred Borer, project manager, Swisscontact

Nicko Debenham, Vice President Global Cocoa Sustainability, Barry Callebaut

Susanne Grossmann, member  of the board of the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM)

Ambassador Raymund Furrer, head of the Economic Cooperation and Development Division, SECO

Ambassador Raymund Furrer, head of the Economic Cooperation and Development Division, SECO SvA

"Spoke about the financing of the 2030 Agenda in his closing speech, calling for more innovative and targeted approaches to the financing of development cooperation."

I 17 Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile

The 2030 Agenda replaces the Millennium Development Goals and lists 17 Sustainable Development Goals which form a common guide to the fight against poverty, inequality and environmental degradation.