International cooperation strategy 2021–2024

Kolumbianische Bauarbeiter auf dem Weg zur Arbeit

Parliament gives green light

21.09.2020 - Parliament gives green light for the Swiss international cooperation strategy 2021–2024. SECO will focus on promoting reliable framework conditions and private-sector initiatives. By using Swiss expertise and innovative approaches, it will concentrate more closely on facilitating economic growth and sustainable prosperity.

Green Climate Fund

Switzerland strengthens climate protection in developing countries

19.08.2020 - In a landmark decision in the fight against climate change, the Federal Council approved a USD 150 million contribution to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) over the next four years. The GCF helps developing countries implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by funding their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

Coronavirus crisis

SECO responds

12.08.2020 - SECO is supporting its partner countries in tackling the coronavirus crisis and its consequences, which could cost thousands of jobs. It has made around 50 million Swiss francs available for this purpose. This will help safeguard important services in communities and finance liquidity relief for companies.

Press releases


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What does SECO do?

Confront challenges

Stories about how SECO reduces poverty and mitigates global risks.

What is its strategy?


Strategic focus

SECO works to achieve sustainable economic growth that benefits everyone.

Where does it operate?


Country portfolio

SECO supports people living in countries that face important poverty and development problems.

The coronavirus crisis

SECO responds

SECO supports its partner countries in tackling the coronavirus crisis and its consequences.