Monthly Archives: August 2019


SWP Position Paper on Water

Position Paper on Water linked to the public consultation for the Dispatch on Switzerland’s International Cooperation 2021 – 2024

The Swiss Water Partnership is delighted to present you the

Four steps how you can contribute to the importance to the human right to water in 10 minutes until 21 August 2017, 17.00 CEST:

  1. Endorse the SWP Position Paper on Water on behalf of your organisation and
  2. Endorse the SWP Position Paper on Water on your own behalf
  3. Share the message with at least three Swiss-based contacts (the message is attached in German, French and Italian)
  4. Write a letter on behalf of your organisation, that you support the SWP position paper and send a PDF- and Word-File to this email: M21-24@eda.admin.ch

Many thanks for emphasizing the importance of water for everyone!


The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Human Security Division (HSD) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), together with the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), have been working for several months on the draft Dispatch on Switzerland’s International Cooperation 2021–24 (DE, FR, IT). This process began in summer 2018 and will continue until the draft is adopted by the Federal Council and by Parliament in 2020.

The FDFA and the EAER have for the first time decided to launch an optional public consultation (DE, FR, IT) in order to gather input from the cantons, political parties, umbrella associations and other stakeholders involved in Switzerland’s international cooperation. The consultation will run until 23 August 2019.

– Cover Letter Public Consultation (by Iganzio Cassis and Guy Parmelin) (DE, FR, IT)
– Draft of the Dispatch on Switzerland’s International Cooperation 2021–24 (DE, FR, IT).

In case of any further questions, please contact our focal point Sandra Fürst.

> Read the 2019 SWP Position Paper on Water here.

SWP Member Events at World Water Week

Join the Swiss Water Partnership at World Water Week 2019!

This year the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP) will be present at the World Water Week. You are warmly invited to visit the SWP and its present members at the BOOTH B12 in the exhibition hall! Come by for the launches and aperitifs on key topics in water.

Have a look at the SWP Booth Program HERE!

All sessions of the conference of our present SWP members are listed hereafter:

Sunday 25th August 2019

Monday 26th August 2019

Tuesday 27th August 2019

Wednesday 28th August 2019

Thursday 29th August 2019

> Check out the SWP Booth Program Stand B12, Exhibition Hall

Extended Deadline: EU Youth Parliament for Water | Call for Participation

The International Secretariat for Water (ISW) is inviting young Europeans (18-30 years old) active and committed for water to participate in the 15th edition of the European Youth Parliament for Water, which will be held from 17-24 November 2019 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

The proposed theme is: “The River basin: backbone of regional development”.  The Parliament will focus on how the territorial unit of a river basin can be a driving force for a shared and sustainable management of the water and how young people can contribute to a better water resources management.

More detailed information:  https://www.sie-see.org/en/article/15th-european-youth-parliament-for-water/

Deadline: Applications are open until the 15th September!