Alliance Sud on development cooperation and development policies of Swizerland.
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. ...>>
Under Millennium Goal 8, the industrialized countries have committed to effectively supporting developing countries in implementing the millennium goals. This implies not just more and better development aid but a more coherent overall policy towards the South. Interview with Gilles Carbonnier, professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva. ...>>