60 years of Swiss engagement in a changing world

The SDC Headquarters in Bern
The SDC Headquarters in Bern © SDC

Fighting poverty and hunger; humanitarian aid; promoting health and education; economic development; global challenges: these are some of the many areas in which Switzerland’s IC is active. It's a story peppered with countless challenges that demand an unswerving spirit of adaptation and innovation. 

Close-up of SDC Director General Patricia Danzi

"I want us to stay young"

Demanding more, improving impact measurement, strengthening networks, and remaining agile. As this anniversary year draws to a close, the Director General of the SDC, Patricia Danzi, talks about her vision for the future of international cooperation.

Timeline: 60 years of SDC

Overview of the history of international cooperation: it has been and continues to be marked by countless challenges that require a tireless spirit of adaptation and innovation.

Stratégie 2021-2024 de la CI

Switzerland's international cooperation strategy 2021-24

Switzerland's international cooperation work is a foreign policy instrument. Rooted in the Federal Constitution, its purpose is to alleviate need and poverty in the world, to foster respect for human rights, to promote democracy and to conserve the environment.