Although artistic freedom is enshrined in one of UNESCO's conventions, prospects for living out one's culture through artistic expression are under attack – all over the world. Yet it is precisely this area that has major potential to help foster social change, pluralistic societies and sustainable development.
How is the fight against poverty progressing? What actions have the various countries taken to achieve the UN's sustainable development objectives? How can rapid and effective action be taken when a crisis breaks out? With Agenda 2030, the collection and analysis of statistical data has also become more important for development cooperation. However, not all countries have effective institutions.
This Research Concept for the Development and Cooperation policy sector outlines the most important challenges and objectives of Swiss international cooperation as well as the research priorities in regard to development and cooperation.
This booklet "Reflection Papers on Culture and Development" shows how cultural engagement and development cooperation are connected. Based on theoretical debates and practical examples from various regions of the world, the impact and potential of cultural creation in terms of social transformation are discussed.
Through its international cooperation, Switzerland contributes to poverty reduction and sustainable development in developing countries. This brochure is an excerpt from the Dispatch to Parliament, in which the Federal Council explains its strategy and proposes five framework credits.
Promoting renewable energy, creating employment and strengthening civil society: the final review of Switzerland's enlargement contribution summarises the results of the Swiss-backed projects.
A forgotten time bomb: Mental illness can increase poverty, shorten lives and hamper the development of entire countries. Yet the issue is still neglected in international cooperation. Why this is the case and why there is hope after all is illustrated by experiences in three very different countries.
This publication consists of six tables providing an overview of public development assistance (Swiss Confederation, cantons, communes) and private grants (NGOs) from Switzerland in 2018, by recipient country and by organization. It also includes a list of the main projects by country.
Sécurité en Europe de l'Est: La question est importante pour la Suisse / Laos: Un pays à vendre / Migration et développement: Une relation controversée
Switzerland’s international cooperation is working. Final report on the implementation of the Dispatch 2017–20
The Federal Council has submitted to Parliament the final report on the implementation of the dispatch on Switzerland's international cooperation 2017–2020.
Through its international cooperation, Switzerland contributes to poverty reduction and sustainable development in developing countries. This flyer explains the objectives and priorities of this strategy for the years 2021-2024.