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01 Jul 2008 description

Direction du développement et de la coopération (DDC)

La DDC est l'agence suisse chargée de la coopération internationale. Elle est rattachée au Dépar-tement fédéral des affaires étrangères (DFAE). La DDC réalise ses propres programmes, soutient ceux d'organisations multilatérales et participe au financement d'activités menées par des œuvres d'entraide suisses et internationales. Ses principaux domaines d'intervention sont les suivants:

- la coopération bilatérale et multilatérale au développement,

01 Apr 2008 description
report World Bank

The central messages of the Global Monitoring Report 2008 are clear: urgent action is needed to help the world meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015; and urgent action is also needed to combat climate change that threatens the well-being of all countries, but particularly of poor countries and poor people. The goals of development and environmental sustainability are closely related, and the paths to those goals have many synergies.

01 Apr 2008 description

The world is changing rapidly in ways that often affect poor countries most. For example, in coming decades climate change, population movements and higher oil and food prices could challenge the livelihoods and resilience of millions of people in developing countries.

The UK government believes that research is essential for understanding and tackling challenges like these. Through the Department for International Development (DFID) it will invest up to =A31 billion on development research in the next five years.

01 Apr 2008 description

Since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 and the subsequent World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002, significant efforts have been made in pursuit of sustainable development. At the political level sustainable development has grown from being a movement mostly focusing on environmental concerns to a widely recognized framework utilized by individuals, governments, corporations and civil society that attempts to balance economic, social, environmental and generational concerns in decision-making and actions at all levels.