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Disaster risk reduction

Switzerland helps countries at risk from natural disasters improve measures to prevent and respond to earthquakes, flooding and drought.



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Vocational education and training accessible to all

SDC is focusing on vocational education and training in 2015. Find out more about SDC’s strategy and the projects it is carrying out throughout the world.

Vocational education and training

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Switzerland's commitment in Syria

Switzerland supports the people affected by the Syria crisis and intervenes in Syria as well as in neighbouring countries.

Switzerland's commitment in Syria

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Swiss OSCE Chairmanship 2014

Switzerland chaired the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in 2014.

OSCE dossier

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Bilateral way

The bilateral approach allows Switzerland to represent its interests with the EU in the best way. The Federal Council is aiming to conclude an institutional agreement to revive this approach.

Bilateral way dossier

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