Healthy animals, healthy humans, a healthy environment. The latest edition of "One World" highlights the close link between animal, human and environmental welfare.
After the devastating floods in the Swat Valley in summer 2022, Switzerland proposed a flood analysis to the Pakistani government. The study is intended to provide specialists' insights into future flood hazards. The Swat Valley is prone to serious flooding. Lessons learned from the 2022 floods are important for reconstruction and disaster risk reduction in the densely populated mountain valley. The national and provincial disaster management authorities (NDMA and PDMA) and the National Centre of Excellence in Geology at the University of Peshawar were closely involved in the study. The study contains comprehensive findings and recommendations and forms a good basis for supporting the authorities and international organisations during the valley's reconstruction.
Switzerland intends to make a contribution on maritime-related issues and influence future developments. The Maritime Strategy is intended to contribute to the coherence of federal policy in the maritime sector by providing a holistic view of all actors. Switzerland's potential in the maritime environment should be fully exploited in political, economic, social, legal and scientific terms, taking environmental aspects into account.
"Paz Total" - this is the motto of the Colombian peace process, Switzerland's engagement there and this SPS. A special contribution by the organisation Justice Rapid Response shows how accountability for serious human rights violations can be strengthened. A Swiss expert looks back on his assignment as a tripple nexus advisor to the UN in South Sudan.
Experts agree: to protect the food system against crises in the long term, it needs to be transformed. This is the only way to ensure food for all in the future.
This publication consists of six tables providing an overview of public development assistance (Swiss Confederation, cantons, communes) and private grants (NGOs) from Switzerland in 2021, by recipient country and by organization. It also includes a list of the main projects by country.
With the new Action Plan Switzerland is carrying forward its long-standing commitment in this area. The action plan focuses not only on implementation of the relevant conventions and support for the clearance of contaminated areas, but also on innovative approaches. In addition, Switzerland will provide targeted support to Ukraine in the coming years.
Women in particular pay a high price in the murderous conflicts in the African Great Lakes region, yet their resilience is unbroken – a reportage from a woman's perspective.
To mark the 500th SWISSCOY convoy, this edition focuses on the logistical challenges involved in military peace support. It includes an FDFA special looking behind the scenes at Nigeria's presidential elections and reports from two specialists in their field – one on the work of the UN in Burkina Faso and another on her role at Frontex's Fundamental Rights Office in Warsaw.
This edition focuses on the Demilitarised Zone between North and South Korea, which marks its 70th anniversary this year: we look back at the establishment of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission and report on an exhibition on Korea in Basel. Also in this edition, a Swiss protection officer reports on his deployment in Ukraine. Finally, a UN Women Sudan staff member looks back on a year filled with valuable lessons.
No sustainable development without biodiversity
For the first time, the Federal Council has adopted a regional strategy concerning the countries of South East Asia. The strategy is intended to broaden Switzerland's relations with the region and to coherently harness the many opportunities offered by the overall growth of the Asia-Pacific. It complements the China Strategy that the Federal Council approved in 2021.
Last update 26.01.2022