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Blog on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Children show signs with written messages to the camera. © SDC

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.

Post-2015 blog (de)
Post-2015 website

Strategy 2013–2016
Four framework credits, one Message

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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The UN has declared 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming.
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A woman sitting in a field making pastries with an icing bag surrounded by her produce. © SDC

Exhibition to celebrate Swiss–Mongolian relations

Switzerland has contributed to the fight against poverty and the transition to democracy in Mongolia for the last ten years. The two countries have conducted diplomatic relations for 50 years. To mark this double anniversary the SDC is presenting the “Aaruul and Justistaler” photographic exhibition.

Information on the exhibition 
A project in Mongolia


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View of “Glacier 513”. © CARE PERU

11 September 2014 – Development cooperation
Switzerland and Peru celebrate 50 years of fruitful cooperation
The first development cooperation projects between Switzerland and Peru began in 1964. Peru is now associated with some twenty projects in the themes of climate change and water, including the“Glaciares 513” project which documents the melting of glaciers in the Andes.

Latin Brief: Assessment of SDC activities in Peru
Project “Glaciares 513”
Videos 50 years of cooperation

A nurse in Liberia sprays disinfectant as a preventive measure against Ebola. © Keystone

West Africa
Additional funds to fight the Ebola epidemic
Switzerland is stepping up its aid in the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The amount of CHF 2 million is being pledged in addition to the CHF 1.65 million already donated by the SDC in direct response to the Ebola crisis.

Press release. 12 September 2014

Debating chamber of the Serbian parliament in Belgrade. © Keystone

14-19 September 2014 – Helping the transition to democracy
Serbian MPs gain an insight into Swiss best practice
Serbian MPs are visiting Bern to meet with lawmakers. The focus of the discussions is on Swiss practice in the field of communication and financial oversight. The SDC and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organise the meeting.

Press release, 10 September 2014

An adult literacy centre in a Fulani camp in the village of Goure Bene, municipality of Nikki, Borgou, 2014. © SDC

8 September 2014 – International Literacy Day
For decentralised management of literacy in Benin
The programme for the support of decentralised management of literacy in Benin aims to make the municipalities of northern Benin autonomous in their management of adult literacy. A process for transferring skills between the SDC and the municipalities has begun.

Description of the project

A project in the spotlight

The construction sector in India is booming. © SDC

Construction assistance in India
Improving energy efficiency in buildings
The SDC is supporting the Indian government in its efforts to reduce energy consumption in new buildings. The project helps develop the skills of architects, project managers, engineers and research institutes in the field of energy efficiency.

Project in the spotlight

Syrian crisis
Post 2015 Seeking – new development and sustainability goals
Engagement in fragile contexts and prevention of violent conflicts

Democracy Without Borders
Report on commodities
Conference of Swiss Development Cooperation: "Saving the climate, fighting poverty"