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Annual Report 2023: Development cooperation under pressure

terre des hommes schweiz is committed to greater solidarity In 2023, a year marked by global crises, the organization terre des hommes schweiz consistently continued its commitment in Africa, Latin America and Switzerland and supported 373,000 young people. While the Federal Council plans to cut the budget for development cooperation, the need for solidarity with people in the Global South is increasing. 2023 was marked by crises and conflicts around the world that exacerbate the suffering caused by hunger and poverty. In the face of these challenges, strong international cooperation is needed. "Despite this, the Federal Council is planning to provide less money for the Global South and

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Swiss Federal Parliament

Federal Council bleeds development cooperation dry

The Federal Council presented the key figures for the 2025 budget today. It also provides for a reduction of 1.4% in international cooperation (IC). Just last year, in the dispatch on IC 25 - 28, it had planned an increase of 2.5% to finance the reconstruction of Ukraine. The Federal Council has only one way out of this mess: it must take the consultation on the IC Dispatch seriously and provide extraordinary funding for reconstruction. This press release was issued by the Alliance Sud development policy competence center, which is supported by terre des hommes schweiz and other Swiss aid organizations. The 1.5 billion Swiss francs reserved in the IC Dispatch have already been

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Children's rights: new teaching material for schools

Four Swiss NGOs develop educational teaching materials on the topic of a "clean, healthy and sustainable environment" to mark International Children's Rights Day To mark International Children's Rights Day on 20 November 2023, the four organizations Pestalozzi Children's Foundation, Integras and the terre des hommes schweiz / Terre des Hommes Suisse alliance are once again presenting free educational tools entitled "Children's rights: do you know them?" for teachers throughout Switzerland. The aim is to promote discussion and awareness of children's rights issues. This year, the focus is on a "clean, healthy and sustainable environment". The documents have been available since October 20, 2023 on the

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imagine festival, photo: terre des hommes switzerland

imagine festival on June 9/10 - diversity on stage

After imagine celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, it is now going into the next round: On Friday and Saturday, June 9/10, the popular imagine festival, a national crowd-puller with a national message, will once again take place on Barfüsserplatz in the heart of Basel. A grand and diverse music and awareness program will once again underline the imagine slogan "For Diversity. Against discrimination." It is hard to imagine the Basel cultural scene without the imagine festival. This year, various events will take place in the city under the motto "Head Drawers". All interested parties are invited to attend thematic events on awareness-raising topics and various musical acts free of charge. Almost 90

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annual report 2022

Healthy finances give young people prospects

In 2022, terre des hommes schweiz collected almost 12 million Swiss francs, making it once again the best revenue year in the history of the development policy organization. The healthy finances allow terre des hommes switzerland to continue making a solid contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in favor of young people's prospects. The current annual report highlights how young people in Africa, Latin America and Switzerland are bringing about positive change."terre des hommes schweiz is sustainably positioned and financially strong," says Reto Mischler, Head of Communications and Fundraising, about the 2022 financial result, which is documented in the 2022 annual report and financial statements,

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Jasmin Schraner
Media and Communication
061 335 91 51 | jasmin.schraner(at)terredeshommes.ch
Jasmin SchranerMedia and Communication

061 335 91 51 | jasmin.schraner(at)terredeshommes.ch

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