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Annual Conference on Swiss Cooperation with Eastern Europe 2014
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Friday, 9 May 2014 from 12:00, Lucerne – Messe Luzern

Theme: From seed to competitive export product: promoting the private sector in the South Caucasus and Ukraine

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Blog on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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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.

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Strategy 2013–2016
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What are the new strategic orientations of Switzerland’s international cooperation? Which principles guide and which instruments are applied in Switzerland’s international cooperation?
Strategy 2013–2016
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      Portrait of Martin Dahinden © SDC

      "Changes must take place in both donor and recipient states"

      The first High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation takes place from 15–16 April 2014 in Mexico. Switzerland participates and is represented by SDC Director-General Martin Dahinden. In this interview he explains what the meeting will be about and what changes have been made in international and Swiss development cooperation over recent years.

      Interview
      Press release, 15 April 2014


      Top subjects

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      Cooperation with Eastern Europe
      2013 annual report on Switzerland’s enlargement contribution
      The SDC and SECO have published the 2013 annual report on Switzerland’s enlargement contribution. Among the most important results are the 2,000 jobs in Latvia that, thanks to a microcredit programme, could be maintained or newly created. With its enlargement contribution, Switzerland is providing support to the EU-10 countries that joined the EU in 2004 and to Bulgaria and Romania which joined in 2007. The total contribution amounts to CHF 1.257 billion. With its enlargement contribution Switzerland is consolidating its relations with the EU.

      Annual report


      The FDFA state secretary Yves Rossier with the Bolivian foreign minister, David Choquehuanca Céspedes © FDFA


      Swiss development cooperation in Bolivia
      Visit of the Bolivian foreign minister in Bern
      The FDFA state secretary, Yves Rossier, received the Bolivian foreign minister, David Choquehuanca Céspedes, for a working visit. In addition to bilateral relations, the talks focused on development cooperation. Bolivia is one of the priority countries of Swiss development cooperation.

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      Bilateral relations between Switzerland and Bolivia


      Logo of the Geneva Health Forum © GHF


      Geneva
      The SDC at the Geneva Health Forum
      The Geneva Health Forum will take place in Geneva from 15–17 April. The SDC is supporting the international conference and will be actively involved through a number of activities.

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      Event «Malaria Fishbowl», 17.4.2014


      Rwandan children pose for a picture. © SDC


      Rwanda
      Twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda
      The Rwandan genocide against the Tutsis happened 20 years ago. In 1994, the SDC began its support for the reconstruction of the country. Twenty years on, it continues its activities in Rwanda with six projects in the fields of health, vocational education and training, and the environment.

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      A project in the spotlight

      Vocational education and training in Rwanda




      Vocational education and training in Rwanda
      Broadening the range of occupations to boost the economy
      Since 2012, the SDC has been running a programme specifically designed for young Rwandans. By improving the quality of several vocational schools in Rwanda, the SDC aims to better equip young people to meet the needs of the country's economy, which must become more diversified if it is to grow.

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      Swiss operations in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan
      Report on commodities
      Annual Conference of the Humanitarian Aid and the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit SHA 2014