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Melhim, a boy

Twelve young people tell their stories

International Youth Day, 12 August 2015 – Young people are priority partners for the SDC. They do not give a second thought to getting involved for the good of their community.


Strengthening respect for human rights in Honduras

Switzerland is to finance an office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Honduras. The SDC has been working in the country since 2011 for the promotion of human rights and the protection of minorities.


An elderly man and woman filling a bucket with drinking water from a local village tap.

Switzerland's activities in Ukraine

Switzerland is continuing its development cooperation activities in Ukraine, assisting victims of the armed conflict and promoting dialogue among all parties.



Doña Silvia at work holding a plate of buns.

Vocational education and training accessible to all

SDC is focusing on vocational education and training in 2015. Find out more about SDC’s strategy and the projects it is carrying out throughout the world.

Vocational education and training

Post-2015 Agenda

Switzerland actively participates in the search for universally valid development and sustainability goals for the post-2015 period.

Post-2015 Agenda
Blog Post-2015

Democracy Without Borders

The Democracy Without Borders initiative associates nationally and internationally renowned Swiss personalities with development projects.

Democracy Without Borders


Briefing Papers

Current themes of Swiss development cooperation and background information on projects in different regions of the world published in our Briefing Papers at regular intervals.

Briefing Papers


"One Wold"

“One World” – the SDC’s magazine. Take a trip around the world of a rather different kind four times a year and experience regions and countries from unusual perspectives. Available in German, French and Italian.

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