60 years of Swiss engagement in a changing world

Switzerland's IC is active in many areas. It's a story peppered with countless challenges that demand an unswerving spirit of adaptation and innovation.

UN Food Systems Summit

In September 2021, the UN will host the Food Systems Summit to discuss sustainable food systems that provide access to a healthy diet and help protect the world's biodiversity and climate.

COVID-19: Switzerland's international cooperation response

The consequences of COVID-19 are aggravating the situation in developing countries that are already affected by poverty, crises and need. The FDFA is working to address the situation at various levels within the framework of its international cooperation (IC) activities.

Mountains: harnessing sustainable development potential and managing risks

A large number of SDC projects take place in mountain regions and seek to improve the quality of life of people who live there.

FDFA commitment to refugees and migration issues

Switzerland is committed at several levels to protecting refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants. Within the FDFA, responsibility for this area lies with the Human Security Division and the SDC.

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.

International cooperation strategy 2021–2024

Swiss development cooperation should become more focused and thus more effective. Interested parties are invited to submit their comments by 23 August 2019.

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.

South of the Sahara

Sub-Saharan Africa, with 49 countries and over a billion people, is incredibly diverse – culturally, linguistically and geographically.