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Development aid with vested interests

Development aid with vested interests

A few weeks ago the Finance Committee of the National Council moved for Switzerland's development assistance to be drastically reduced. Comments by Mark Herkenrath, Director Alliance Sud. ...>>

Achieving more with less money?

Achieving more with less money?

The Government hails the long-term strategic benefits of development cooperation, while at the same time it is planning massive cuts precisely in this area. ...>>

Over 140'000 signatures for the Swiss Responsible Business Initiative

Over 140'000 signatures for the Swiss Responsible Business Initiative

Less than a year after its launch, the Swiss Responsible Business Initiative has gathered the required number of signatures. This paves the way for the initiative to be taken up by the Swiss government. ...>>

SDGs: Only what is measured is tackled

SDGs: Only what is measured is tackled

The adoption of the UN Agenda 2030 was a historic moment. In Spring the UN Statistical Commission will decide how progress in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals will be measured. ...>>

Council of Europe to hold firms accountable

Council of Europe to hold firms accountable

In a recent recommendation, the Council of Europe urges its Member States to enact legislation requiring business enterprises to carry out human rights due diligence. ...>>

Transparent corporations still a long way off?

Transparent corporations still a long way off?

Country-by-Country Reporting for enterprises is very high on the OECD's agenda. This makes tax transparency an issue for corporate groups in Switzerland as well. Despite this, developing countries (still) have nothing to rejoice about. ...>>

Swiss climate policy riddled with contradictions

Swiss climate policy riddled with contradictions

The Paris agreement on climate appeals to the sense of responsibility of well-off countries. For climate protection cannot be allowed to undermine the right to development. How is Switzerland dealing with this? ...>>

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

ASN 85 coverAlliance 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. >>>

 
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