Focus on Pro-Development Globalization:
A number of short films provide an insight into the SDC’s mission
What are the new strategic orientations of Switzerland’s international cooperation? Which principles guide and which instruments are applied in Switzerland’s international cooperation?
Climate change, food and water crises as well as migration are topics of concern to all mankind in a globalised world. It is for this reason that SDC has developed Global Programs to meet these challenges and promotes globalization that favors development.
Global program objective, legitimation and mandate
The thematic priorities and the modus operandi of the Global Programs
|Chile, Peru and Colombia
Visit to South America of Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter
Federal Councillor Didier Burkhalter is visiting South America from 2 to 8 April. He is scheduled to visit Chile, Peru and Colombia during this trip under the triple theme of “water, the economy and human security”.
Global Brief, March 2013
|27 March 2013
Federal Council publishes background report on commodities
The background report on commodities published by the Federal Council on 27 March 2013 highlights the economic importance of the commodities industry. It further shows that Switzerland already does a great deal to safeguard its competitiveness and its integrity as a business location and makes recommendations.
|31.10.2012: First Issue of the Global Brief
The Water footprint in the spotlight
How are SDC’s global programs put into practice? With what results and added-value? The first issue of the Global Brief answers these questions, based on concrete experiences from the global program Water.
Aid, Emerging Economies and Global Policies
Is it the role of cooperation agencies to combat climate change and confront other global challenges? What is the role that emerging economies are called to play in the global fight against poverty? These were but some of the themes that were discussed at the Conference co-organized by the SDC in Bern on 3 October 2012.
Securing land rights – a step toward eradicating hunger and poverty
Improving food security, particularly of vulnerable and marginalized people in developing countries, is the goal of recently adopted Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Land Tenure. The SDC supports the application of these Guidelines with a CHF 3 million grant for the next three years.
|National Science Foundation and the SDC
Research Fund for Global Issues
The SDC and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) have jointly created a fund for research on global issues in and with developing and emerging countries. The Fund has been endowed with some CHF 100 million for its first eight years.