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Sustainable development Mixed messages in Swiss goals for UN poverty fight

The Swiss contribution to reducing global poverty combines direct democracy, deep pockets and self-interest.

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Climate and populations ‘Climate migration also concerns rich countries’

One of the most important issues in a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the impact on migration flows – a ...

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In Mozambique, one in ten children dies before reaching five years of age, often from treatable illnesses.

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Fleeing a repressive regime at home, thousands of young Eritreans cross the frontier with Ethiopia every month. It’s the first stage on the way to ...

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Social entrepreneurship is one area where Swiss investors hope to make a difference in India as well as possible financial returns, albeit over time.

Ben Ali funds ʻNot a question of money but of dignityʼ

The funds of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali frozen in Switzerland may soon return to Tunisia. But it is even more important for the ...

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MDG 5 Having a child in Madagascar

Every day ten women in Madagascar die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. Despite the high maternal mortality rate, the ...

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