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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women takes place on 25 November. The issue is a priority of Swiss foreign policy.

Combating violence against women

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women takes place on 25 November. The issue is a priority of Swiss foreign policy.

Switzerland is providing emergency aid following a series of hurricanes in Central America. Flisch Jörimann from the Cooperation Office in Managua coordinates the support on the ground.

"The region is preparing for a number of difficult years"

Switzerland is providing emergency aid following a series of hurricanes in Central America. Flisch Jörimann from the Cooperation Office in Managua coordinates the support on the ground.

Cultural freedom  – the latest issue of the SDC magazine 'One World' is out now

Cultural freedom – the latest issue of the SDC magazine 'One World' is out now

Cultural freedom is under attack – all over the world. Yet it has major potential to help foster social change and development. 

UNDP – a key partner in the fight against poverty

UNDP – a key partner in the fight against poverty

The world's nations have committed to eradicating poverty by 2030. Switzerland is playing an active role. The United Nations Development Programme is a key partner.

Geneva: (digital) capital of health

Geneva: (digital) capital of health

Multilateral responses to global health problems: the important work of International Geneva and the impact of digitisation on health care.

International cooperation: the FDFA is mitigating the impact of COVID-19 around the world

The FDFA is mitigating the impact of COVID-19 around the world

How are Switzerland's international cooperation efforts helping to tackle the COVID-19 crisis? Here we provide an overview.

Reliable data enables measurement of sustainable development

Reliable data enables measurement of sustainable development

Switzerland is organising the World Data Forum with the UN. The aim is to implement the 2030 Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals more effectively thanks to global standards on statistics and data.

Swiss foreign policy: strategies and key aspects

Swiss foreign policy: strategies and key aspects

Switzerland implements its foreign policy strategy in a three-level cascading process.

International cooperation strategy 2021–24: greater focus and impact

Greater focus and impact

Swiss development cooperation will become more focused, making it more effective. This is reflected in Switzerland's new international cooperation strategy for 2021–24.

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Dossiers

COVID-19: Switzerland's international cooperation response

COVID-19: Switzerland's international cooperation response

Switzerland's international cooperation mitigates the health, economic and social consequences of COVID-19 at various levels.

Dossier: Tech4Good

Tech4Good: effective partnerships with the private sector and academia

Through close cooperation with the scientific community and the private sector, the SDC exploits the full potential of new technologies for poverty reduction.

Dossier «Dispatch 2017–2020»

Dispatch 2017–2020

The principles, tasks, objectives and focus of Switzerland’s international cooperation are set out in the Federal Council’s 2017–2020 Dispatch to Parliament.

2030 Agenda

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

A global framework for sustainable development. The 17 sustainable development goals follow on from the Millennium Development Goals.