Switzerland’s international cooperation for the period 2017–2020 is based on seven clearly defined objectives that aim to achieve the vision of a world without poverty and in peace.
Through its international cooperation, Switzerland is committed to reducing poverty and global risks, alleviating suffering and promoting peace and respect for human rights. To fulfil the vision of a world without poverty and in peace, for sustainable development, Switzerland’s international cooperation places the individual at the centre of all its activities. It responds both to emergency and long-term situations, looking for ways to harmonise its activities by means of a wide range of complementary instruments.
The strategic objectives that Switzerland pursues in its international cooperation – which are accorded equal importance – are the following: