Agenda 2030

Political article
12.10.2018

Having a voice is a prerequisite for development

In functioning societies, civil society acts as a critical counterpart to the government. There is a worldwide trend toward restricting or even closing down spaces for participation and critical engagement by NGOs.
Political article
12.10.2018

Moving beyond resistance

Human rights and democracy activists are not only targeted by the powerful in authoritarian countries. Time to develop new visions and strategies.
Political article
12.10.2018

No to the self-determination initiative!

Human rights are under pressure worldwide. An overwhelming NO to the Swiss People's Party's anti-human rights initiative would be nothing more than a clear yes of Switzerland to human rights. Alliance Sud is also committed to this.
Political article
3.7.2018

«The debate on inequality is a highly charged one»

The 2030 Agenda is a world constitution of sorts: it conceives of the world as a political, social and societal whole. Hence, existing challenges can only be met through joint action by rich and poor countries. Interview with researcher Sabin Bieri.
Press release
3.7.2018

2030 Agenda: Domestic policy is foreign policy!

Swiss civil society – organized in the Platform Agenda 2030 – presented its report entitled «How sustainable is Switzerland? Implementing the 2030 Agenda from a civil society perspective».
Political article
2.7.2018

Sustainability at the centre of power?

The implementation of the 2030 Agenda is organizationally a difficult undertaking. Switzerland too is facing its problems in that regard. Who in the administration should be charged with this task? And what powers will it require?
Political article
29.6.2018

Big show, little Switzerland...

Switzerland's progress report could make for an embarrassing appearance before the UN and set a bad example for States that are even less serious about implementing the 2030 Agenda.
Article as analysis
29.3.2018

«Typically Swiss compromise» would be disastrous

In the Swiss Federal Administration, there is discord over which body should take the lead on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. There is an urgent need to assign responsibility at a very senior level, and for powers clearly defined.
Article as analysis
12.7.2017

Tourism: Quality not quantity!

The current UN Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is expected to contribute significantly to attaining the goals of the 2030 Agenda. Yet the year could well be misused simply to promote tourism.