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«Reform» without a strategy – upheaval in the Foreign Ministry

«Reform» without a strategy – upheaval in the Foreign Ministry

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC in the autumn: management exodus, destabilization of staff, messed up communication. Three points to help understand these developments. ...>>

Where are we heading? The challenges 2014/15

Where are we heading? The challenges 2014/15

The coming years will bring hearty fare – in terms of domestic policy, foreign policy, and global domestic policy. Without greater efforts, the menu will be hard to digest. ...>>

Post-2015 Agenda: flowery rhetoric, little substance

Post-2015 Agenda: flowery rhetoric, little substance

The basic parameters of the future development agenda were laid out at the autumn session of the UN General Assembly. The roadmap was presented and initial answers given as to where the global journey should be taking us from 2015 on. The train to genuine sustainability could soon jump the tracks. ...>>

WTO: a breakthrough for food security

WTO: a breakthrough for food security

India prevails against USA at Bali Ministerial Conference – a watershed moment in international trade. Yet the road to fair rules in global agriculture remains long. A commentary by Isolda Agazzi. ...>>

Climate negotiations going round in circles

Climate negotiations going round in circles

The 19th Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, COP 19, held in November 2013 brought the world no closer to the 2-degree target for limiting climate change. The only thing saved was the negotiation process itself. The meager Final Declaration is a decision based on the lowest common denominator. A commentary by Nicole Werner. ...>>

Switerland's lacklustre climate policy

Switerland's lacklustre climate policy

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has invited Heads of State and Government to an extraordinary climate summit in autumn 2014. By then he expects commitments to more stringent climate goals, which are to be embodied in a new climate change agreement in 2015. Switzerland continues to pursue a climate policy akin to driving with the handbrake on. A comparison of the needs and the facts of climate policy. ...>>

The globalization of production: double-edged sword for poor countries

The globalization of production: double-edged sword for poor countries

Today, no product is any longer produced from start to finish in a single country, components often come from all directions. How can the least developed countries be helped not to lose out in global production chains? ...>>

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Electronic Newsletter

The electronic newsletter informs you quarterly on new editions of Alliance Sud News and new articles on the website. ...>>

Dialogue4change

For decades now there has been talk of the right to development, poverty reduction, and human rights for all. But very little is happening in reality, the traditional development models having failed. Two Alliance Sud member organizations now foment the debate on alternatives through an international dialogue platform. ...>> dialogue4change

 

Social Watch ReportSocial Watch Report 2012

The international Social Watch network published its Social Watch Report 2012. On the eve of the Rio+20 conference it addresses the issue of sustainable development. ...>>

 
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