In focus

Good governance – a key focus area for the SDC

This short video provides a vivid account of what good governance means and what the SDC is doing in its partner countries to improve the prospects of the people living there.

"Good governance" video

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Commitment to refugee and migration issues

There are more refugees now than at any time since the Second World War. Switzerland is committed at several levels to protecting refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants.

Dossier: Commitment to refugee and migration issues

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Forum «Working in international cooperation»

Shaping and advancing your career in international cooperation is an art. Visit Forum cinfo and get motivated! Friday, 16 November, Berne

Agenda: forum cinfo 2018


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Gender Equality and Women's Rights

Gender equality, respect for women's and girls' rights, and the prohibition of all forms of gender-based discrimination are fundamental values for Swtizerland.

Dossier «Gender Equality and Women's Rights»

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Mountains a vital setting for sustainable development efforts

A large number of SDC projects take place in mountain regions and seek to improve the quality of life of people who live there.

Dossier «Mountains»

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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.

Dossier «Dispatch 2017–2020»

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2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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

2030 Agenda

Online publications

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Annual Report SDC 2017

In 2017, Switzerland achieved significant results in the implementation of the Dispatch on Switzerland's International Cooperation 2017–2020.

Annual Report SDC 2017

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