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Ethiopia: alleviating hardship through sustainable water and pasture management

Pastoralists in southern Ethiopia suffer from the effects of drought, fodder scarcity and conflicts. The SDC is working to improve their food security and resilience to crisis situations.

Project: Water and pasture management in Ethiopia

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World’s biggest postcard bears message against climate change

A powerful statement against climate change: 100,000 postcards with messages from young people worldwide come together on world’s biggest postcard.

World’s biggest postcard against climate change


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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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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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