Switzerland’s international cooperation aims to improve the living conditions of poor and vulnerable people. Life in dignity depends on permanent access to necessary resources and services.
The Sustainable Development Goals not only set targets for substantial progress by 2030 in the fields of employment, food security, water, healthcare, basic education and vocational training. They are also based on the premise that taking the needs of vulnerable communities into account will create virtuous circles at the same time.
For example, more accessible education can lead to healthier lifestyles and therefore better health, higher agricultural productivity and the emergence of demands for the political empowerment of the poorest sections of society.