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Public consultations started on Switzerland's new strategic approach to international cooperation

Swiss development cooperation is to become more focused, making it more effective.

This is the proposed strategic approach for Switzerland’s international cooperation, submitted for optional public consultation by the Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Federal Department for Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) on 2 May 2019.

Dispatch on Switzerland’s International Cooperation 2021–24

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. 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 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 from 2 May to 23 August 2019. A press conference and a press release are planned for the launch.

All the documents relating to this consultation are now available in Switzerland’s official languages from 2 May on the Federal Chancellery’s website and on a dedicated web page.

Have a look at the MEDIA RELEASE.

 

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