On 23 June 1999, the Federal Council made the decision to participate in the UN military peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. Since then, 620 women and 7,880 men have been involved in peacekeeping operations with the ‘Swiss Company’, abbreviated to SWISSCOY. This latest edition of ‘Swiss Peace Supporter’ tracks the progress of the peacekeeping mission. It also includes eye-witness reports of election monitoring in Ukraine and Nigeria.
This publication consists of six tables providing an overview of public development assistance (Swiss Confederation, cantons, communes) and private grants (NGOs) from Switzerland in 2017, by recipient country and by organization. It also includes a list of the main projects by country.
Information on the results achieved in the last three remaining country programmes that are still under way, e.g. mine clearance in Croatia, the promotion of SMEs in Romania and decommissioned trams from Basel improving Bulgaria's public transport system. The report also briefly explains the background to the second Swiss contribution to selected EU member countries.
Switzerland's successful history of international peace support operations began 30 years ago with a contingent dispatched to the United Nations mission in Namibia. This edition of Swiss Peace Supporter looks back on the contributions made by Switzerland to peace support operations since 1989. A captivating account by Adolf Ogi and reports from the field will give you an insight into Switzerland's engagement in the UN.
ALLIANCES STRATÉGIQUES: Les partenariats public-privé pour le développement ne cessent d’augmenter / ÉTHIOPIE:Le pays, en pleine mutation, est confronté à des conflits ethniques / FORMATION DUALE: Dans quelle mesure le modèle de réussite suisse est-il exportable?
Diaspora et transferts d’argent : Les envois de fonds vers les pays d’origine sont toujours plus importants / Le grand écart du Tadjikistan : Espoir, émigration et corruption caractérisent ce pays de haute montagne / Offensive chinoise : Les milliards investis par Pékin dans les pays en développement constituent-ils un engagement durable ou un simple calcul politico-économique?
Les droits humains sous pression / Bénin: De jeunes entrepreneurs défient les conditions économiques défavorables / Soutien ou boycott? La coopération au développement , dans les Etats autoritaires, constitue un exercice délicat
Situation monitoring is essential in peace support, which relies on accurate, unbiased information –information gathered by independent observers, who are the focus of this issue. How do you become an UN military observer? What does an election observer do? Why is the OSCE monitoring the issue of language in Odessa in Ukraine?
The Federal Council wants to help new EU member states catch up in economic and social terms with another CHF 1.302 billion contribution. Previous projects have proven to be a success.