Energie: Le manque d'électricité freine la lutte contre la pauvreté / Palestine: Ramallah à la conquête du cybermonde / Libre-échange: Une chance ou une menace pour les pays en développement?
In view of the armed conflicts facing the world today, the international community is being challenged more than ever before. This edition, entitled ‘International humanitarian law places limits on the conduct of war’, examines the internationally binding rules of warfare and demonstrates how this can be used to protect civilians in the Middle East and Ukraine, and to help child soldiers in the Philippines.
The international combat against the illicit trade in and misuse of small arms and light weapons: Switzerland’s strategy 2017-2020
The strategy shows where Switzerland sets its priorities in the international combat against the illicit trade in and misuse of small arms and light weapons for 2017-2020. The strategy forms an integral part of the Confederation’s humanitarian and peacebuilding commitment, as well as its efforts in respect of development policy, human rights policy and security policy.
This publication consists of six tables providing an overview of public development assistance (Swiss Confederation, cantons, communes) and private grants (NGOs) from Switzerland in 2015, by recipient country and by organization. It also includes a list of the main projects by country. The appendix contains a list of Swiss private organizations active in development cooperation.
Promotion of biodiversity and nature conservation in Poland.
The economic situation in structurally weak regions has been improved through promoting tourism and marketing regional products.
Thanks to the Swiss-Polish Cooperation Programme, 44,000 families now live in asbestos-free houses. Switzerland contributed CHF 115 million to support energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies in a total of ten projects. In addition, Switzerland funded measures to improve public transport.
A number of projects contribute to securing the 1,200 km border dividing the Schengen area from Belarus and Ukraine.
The report shows the results and the state of progress, e.g. in the dual vocational training programme in Slovakia, the fight against human trafficking in Bulgaria and Romania, the rehabilitation of a port in Latvia, and a venture capital fund in Hungary. In addition, it covers the national programmes which have come to a close in Estonia and Slovenia and presents the new programme in Croatia.