With its Message on the Continuation of
Technical Cooperation and Financial Aid for Developing Countries 2009 -
2012, the Federal Council presented a unified strategy for the Swiss Government's
development cooperation as a whole.
By means of this Message, the Federal
Council gears Swiss development cooperation to three priorities:
- reducing poverty;
- reducing security risks;
- co-shaping a form of globalization
that promotes development.
Four-and-a-half billion Swiss francs
have been allocated for this work for the period 2009-2012.
Switzerland's international cooperation