Category: Politik

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Every vote counts!

On 29 November, a vote will finally be taken on the corporate responsibility initiative. terre des hommes schweiz has been committed to it from the outset. The initiative demands that it goes without saying that Swiss companies that disregard human rights and destroy the environment should take responsibility for this. The petition for a referendum enjoys broad support among the population and the business community and is also supported by representatives of all parties. It must, however, stand up to financially powerful opponents who are resorting to sometimes dubious means for their anti-campaign.

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Swiss arms exports flourish

The latest SECO figures on war material exports show Despite the Corona crisis, the export business of the Swiss arms industry is flourishing. terre des hommes works for effective control of arms exports

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Don't forget refugees!

In the middle of the corona crisis, another acute problem almost disappears: Thousands of people are still in a precarious situation on the Turkish-Greek border. In addition, the overcrowded refugee camps in Greece are also threatened by a corona outbreak with devastating consequences. We must not leave these people alone and must help them despite - or perhaps because of - the closed external borders of the EU.

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