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Reliable data enables measurement of sustainable development

Reliable data enables measurement of sustainable development

Switzerland is organising the World Data Forum with the UN. The aim is to implement the 2030 Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals more effectively thanks to global standards on statistics and data.

SDC Expert Network for Sustainable Development

SDC Expert Network for Sustainable Development

At "Rendez-vous Bundesplatz" we talk about sustainability. The perfect starting point for discovering projects related to Agenda 2030 with various SDC specialists.

Aid convoy in Ukraine

Aid convoy in Ukraine

Switzerland puts words into action: face masks, medicines and water purification equipment cross the only checkpoint still open – although the journey to Eastern Ukraine is extremely perilous.

World Food Programme: SDC partner organisation receives Nobel Peace Prize

World Food Programme: SDC partner organisation receives Nobel Peace Prize

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) receives one of the most prestigious awards in the world.

People working on the construction of stone structures to dam up the water.

Haiti: a storm, floods and lifesaving preventive action

Swiss Humanitarian Aid is deployed internationally to protect people from extreme weather events. A look behind the scenes.

International cooperation: the FDFA is mitigating the impact of COVID-19 around the world

The FDFA is mitigating the impact of COVID-19 around the world

How are Switzerland's international cooperation efforts helping to tackle the COVID-19 crisis? Here we provide an overview.

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis on his Africa trip smiling as sits on the floor with a group of children.

Trust in Switzerland is our greatest asset in Africa

Why sustainable development cooperation is not a one-way street and why Switzerland is working to strengthen African economies and helping to harness the dynamism of young people in Africa.

 

Swiss foreign policy: strategies and key aspects

Swiss foreign policy: strategies and key aspects

Switzerland implements its foreign policy strategy in a three-level cascading process.

International cooperation strategy 2021–24: greater focus and impact

Greater focus and impact

Swiss development cooperation will become more focused, making it more effective. This is reflected in Switzerland's new international cooperation strategy for 2021–24.

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Dossiers

COVID-19: Switzerland's international cooperation response

COVID-19: Switzerland's international cooperation response

Switzerland's international cooperation mitigates the health, economic and social consequences of COVID-19 at various levels.

Dossier: Tech4Good

Tech4Good: effective partnerships with the private sector and academia

Through close cooperation with the scientific community and the private sector, the SDC exploits the full potential of new technologies for poverty reduction.

Dossier «Dispatch 2017–2020»

Dispatch 2017–2020

The principles, tasks, objectives and focus of Switzerland’s international cooperation are set out in the Federal Council’s 2017–2020 Dispatch to Parliament.

2030 Agenda

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

A global framework for sustainable development. The 17 sustainable development goals follow on from the Millennium Development Goals.