International Cooperation

INDIA & BANGLADESH - Agreement on Renewable Energy

India continues to focus on renewable energy. This is demonstrated by the Solar Mission, the plan by which the government of New Delhi intends to leverage the capabilities of the territory in the production of solar energy.


Switzerland - Committing to Gender Equality

Switzerland - Committing to Gender Equality02-12-2013

The Federal Council is strengthening Switzerland's commitment to development and gender equality via the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), in order to make an even more decisive contribution to reducing poverty, eliminating discrimination and improving the situation of disadvantaged women and girls. To this end and based on its positive assessment of the effectiveness of these organisations, Switzerland is increasing its overall contribution to UNDP and UN Women. Its funding to UNDP is to go up from CHF 54 million to CHF 60 million per year for 2013 and 2014. The amount to UN Women will go up to CHF 12 million for 2013 and CHF 14 million for 2014. The Federal Council's decision takes due account of these organisations' important mandates and the express will of the Swiss Parliament, which increased the framework credit for international development cooperation for the 2013-2016 period.


Cooperation Between Arabs & Chinese in Beijing

The China-Arab Forum of National Museum Directors was held Tuesday at the National Museum of China and will run through Wednesday...




From West to East: Obama and Rouhani Speak

From West to East: Obama and Rouhani Speak07-10-2013

There are signs that the ice has begun to thaw between Iran and the USA...


Shopping & Generosity

Shopping & Generosity12-10-2013

An example of innovative solidarity in France...