Human Rights in the Swiss Development Policies

In this section you find information on development cooperation and human rights

2030 Agenda: Gap between assessment and Swiss country report

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has been in force since January 2016. The adoption of the 2030 Agenda by the UN General Assembly in 2015 was generally perceived as a breakthrough. The...

The SDC’s human rights approach

As the leading player in Swiss development cooperation, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) decided to include human rights issues from an early stage. In 1997, it published...

More money allocated to fight poverty worldwide

During its fall session, on 18 September 2008, the Council of States decided in favour of a raise in credits for development cooperation at 0.5% GNP until 2015. The Global Call to Action against...

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