This edition presents the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for peace building missions and sending organizations, especially in meeting their duty of care responsibilities for seconded staff. Together, they have put in place new priorities which allow for safe but also effective working conditions, as evidenced by contributions from Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, South Sudan and Somalia.
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.
This issue focuses on Swiss specialists in peacekeeping training centres in Africa. To mark the return of the 100th UN Youth Volunteer (UNVY) deployed by the Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peacebuilding we look back at the first UNVY, who worked for the UNHCR in Indonesia in 2005/2006. He later completed assignments in Chad, Sweden and Palestine and has continued to work in the human rights field to this day.
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.