Alliance Sud on development cooperation and development policies of Swizerland.
What does it take for the development work of civil society organisations to be effective? NGOs worldwide are currently discussing this question. In Switzerland, Alliance Sud has surveyed 50 organizations. ...>>
At the Accra conference on aid effectnivness (2008), the NGO networks present decided to become active themselves, and founded the CSO Open Forum on Aid Effectiveness. On the basis of national and regional consultations, the Forum is now drafting a globally applicable frame of reference that can guide NGOs. ...>>
Bern has revised upwards its funding of Millennium Development Goals. But according to Peter Niggli, Director of Alliance Sud, there remains a persistent imbalance between the country’s wealth and his commitment to the fight against poverty. - Interview with Peter Niggli, Director of Alliance Sud ...>>
Alliance Sud and Amnesty International staged a symbolic action in front of the Federal Parliament challenging Switzerland to build momentum on the home stretch to the Millennium Development Goals through increased development aid, a more coherent overall policy towards the South and by implementing human rights consistently across foreign and foreign economic policy. ...>>
In September the UN is set to take stock of 10 years of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to discuss measures to realize them to the extent possible by 2015. Switzerland will chair the UN summit and also faces challenges considering its rather meagre MDG track record. ...>>