Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR)

How to reduce the risk of disasters?

17.05.2019 - Over 4000 experts, including some from SECO, tried to answer this question in mid-May during the GPDRR meeting in Geneva. SECO supports its partner countries to strengthen their resilience to natural disasters. It promotes sustainable urban planning, secure infrastructure construction, private sector involvement and public  finance reinforcement.  

Switzerland's enlargement contribution

Jahresbericht Erweiterungsbeitrag 2018

Annual report on the enlargement contribution

08.05.2019 - Mine clearance, better access to education for minorities and promoting clean urban transport: Switzerland's enlargement contribution helps to reduce the economic and social disparities within the EU.  The latest annual report on the enlargement contribution has now been published. It contains information on the results achieved in the last three remaining country programmes.  

Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa

Mitgliederversammlung Kakaoplattform 2019

More sustainability in cocoa production

30.04.2019 – The first General Assembly of the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa supported by SECO was held at the ETH in Zurich. The 55 members held a lively dialogue with high-level international guests. They underlined the global integration of Swiss efforts to improve the sustainability in the cocoa value chain.
Press release Cocoa Platform (in German)

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