Alliance Sud on development cooperation and development policies of Swizerland.
The UN has launched an extensive worldwide discussion on the new development agenda that is to succeed the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. Jens Martens, long-time observer of international development and environmental policy, cautions in an interview against consultation overkill and calls on NGOs to develop alternatives that go beyond what is currently politically feasible. ...>>
Numerous women's organizations are involved in the discussions on a new Post-2015 Development Agenda. From grassroots groups to top UN executives, all women agree: a separate gender equality goal is needed. And all other goals should contain clear indicators taking the specific needs of women into account. ...>>
The UN Millennium Development Goals to eliminate extreme poverty should be met by 2015. We are still a long way off. The debate as to what will happen after that target year is already in full swing. ...>>
Public-private development partnerships are becoming increasingly popular. The Swiss Government too in its message on International Cooperation 2013-2016 called for increased collaboration with multinational corporations. This raises questions. ...>>
During its summer and autumn sessions the parliament will make a decision on the Federal Council's new message regarding development cooperation and the corresponding lines of credit for the period 2013 to 2016. The development organisations welcome the programme priorities in the message. Besides, it is heartening that the Government is keen to increase the development budget to 0.5 per cent of gross national income (GNI) by 2015. ...>>