In the blog on the post-2015 agenda on sustainable development, members of the inter-departmental Post-2015 Task Force report on news and current debate surrounding the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Post-2015 blog (de)
What are the new strategic orientations of Switzerland’s international cooperation? Which principles guide and which instruments are applied in Switzerland’s international cooperation?
The UN has declared 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming.
|Annual conference: «Saving the climate, fighting poverty»
Geneva, 29.8.2014 –This year’s Annual Conference of Swiss Development Cooperation, organised by SDC and SECO, looks into Switzerland’s engagement, explores a variety of climate projects in partner countries, and examines the prospects for solutions developed jointly by the North and the Global South.
|Water – 1 September 2014
An ISO standard to measure the water footprint
The SDC is co-organising a presentation on the ISO standard for measuring the water footprint in Stockholm during World Water Week. Switzerland played a key role in its development and SDC projects have already helped to demonstrate its effectiveness.
Switzerland steps up aid to fight Ebola epidemic
Humanitarian Aid has committed an additional CHF 1 million to fund various direct operations in Liberia. A specially chartered plane will leave with 14 tonnes of medical supplies on board.
|19.8.2014 – Bern
150 years of Swiss humanitarian commitment
The First Geneva Convention was signed 150 years ago, constituting the foundation of international humanitarian law. Switzerland has a long tradition of humanitarian work and advocates respect for international humanitarian law.
SDC magazine "Un seul monde"
Dossier on climate change, which disproportionately affects disadvantaged populations.
This issue also includes a portrait of Cambodia, where there have been vocal protests against the lack of agrarian reform, as well as an article on the growing importance of disaster prevention. In addition, the director-general of the SDC looks back at the past six years he has spent at the head of the institution.
A project in the spotlight
Aid for Iraqi refugees