Cultural event; Movie
The Locarno film festival is promoting independent film-makers from the South and East in its Open Doors section, which is being supported by the SDC. This year, film-makers predominantly from English- and Portuguese-speaking countries in sub-Saharan Africa will be highlighted.
Testimonials on property rights in Kosovo
Thousands of people were forced to abandon their property during the 1999 Kosovo War. In order to regain it afterwards, they had to resort to costly legal measures. In the travelling exhibition "The Fates behind the Numbers”, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) gives a voice to the disenfranchised.
Annual Conference on Cooperation with Eastern Europe
Conference; Conference Assembly
For more than 20 years, Switzerland has been supporting economic and political reform processes in the South Caucasus and Ukraine with the aim of strengthening democracy and promoting the development of social market economies. At the Annual Conference on Swiss Cooperation with Eastern Europe, which was held on 9 May 2014 in Lucerne, SDC and SECO programme officers and guests from Switzerland and abroad discussed Switzerland's cooperation activities with a focus on private sector development.
The world is preparing for a new development framework post-2015 aiming to achieveglobal sustainable development, addressing the social, economic and ecological dimensionof sustainability. Such a new framework calls also for a coherent overall financingstructure.
The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the global connections and the rapidly changing prospects concerning the most essential of all goods: water. There are four main focal points: water and food, water and agriculture, water and everyday life and water and the world.
Annual Conference of Swiss Humanitarian Aid
Some 960 people took part in the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Annual Conference.The conference brings together Swiss humanitarian actors in a different Swiss city every year. An accompanying programme enables participants to discuss topical humanitarian issues. In addition, the conference offers Swiss Humanitarian Aid staff and members of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) and of partner organisations – who frequently work in remote regions – an ideal opportunity for a personal exchange of ideas with their colleagues. SHA groups of experts hold their annual meetings immediately before the annual conference takes place.
A series of events on cultural and knowledge exchanges between Switzerland and Tunisia
Conference Assembly; Cultural event; Conference Assembly; Cultural event
Migrants play a key role in the exchange of culture and knowledge between countries. The SDC will showcase this role focusing on the example of Switzerland and Tunisia in a series of events entitled "More than a Journey". The events, a film screening, a lecture and a panel discussion, are embedded in the art exhibition “The Journey to Tunisia, Klee, Macke, Moilliet” which stands under the patronage of the President of the Swiss Confederation Didier Burkhalter.
Significant progress has been achieved in terms of poverty reduction and human development worldwide over the last decades. However, many groups remain excluded from these positive trends. Exclusion – based on location, gender, race, caste, ethnicity, religion, or disability status – remains a critical development challenge. It is often interrelated with poverty, when certain groups are denied economic opportunities, access to services or political participation. Exclusion impacts the society as a whole, has high economic costs, and may also jeopardize political stability.