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Ecopop: real problems and misguided solutions

Ecopop: real problems and misguided solutions

On November 30 Swiss people will be asked to vote on the Ecopop popular initiative. Yet another initiative that far overshoots the mark. Those keen to protect the environment should consume less, rather than urge people in developing countries to procreate less. ...>>

Human rights are not a gift, but a duty

Human rights are not a gift, but a duty

Peter Niggli, Director of Alliance Sud, about the Federal Council's report on business and human rights, and the need for binding rules. ...>>

«Prevention should not become an empty phrase»

«Prevention should not become an empty phrase»

After the autumn session of Swiss parliament, National Councillor Ursula Haller will be stepping down from the Large Chamber after 15 years. In an interview, the Centre politician (Conservative Democrats Party, BDP) seems convinced that a flourishing economy and ethical conduct are not contradictory. ...>>

TISA: on the way to unlimited deregulation

TISA: on the way to unlimited deregulation

Like a steamroller, the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) could flatten almost every sphere of services. Alliance Sud has published a position paper. ...>>

Free trade: Did someone say foreign policy coherence?

Free trade: Did someone say foreign policy coherence?

Switzerland is negotiating a free trade agreement with Malaysia in the framework of the EFTA. The topics should also include the rights of indigenous people, environmental degradation and rampant corruption. ...>>

The dilution of development aid?

The dilution of development aid?

Development aid is being redefined. Before the new UN Development Goals (Post-2015 Agenda) can be determined, the industrialized countries of the OECD wish to redefine which financial flows count as development aid. ...>>

Climate financing: New money needed

Climate financing: New money needed

In May the Government put Switzerland's climate policy on standby. As for international climate financing, it is operating on the premise that a substiantial part can still be taken from development aid funds... ...>>

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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. ...>>

 ASN 78 Cover

Alliance Sud News is published quarterly and offers a wide range of commentary and critical analyses of Swiss development policy related to poor countries and their population. >>>

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

 
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