Alliance Sud

Swiss Alliance of Development Organisations: Swissaid – Catholic Lenten Fund – Bread for all – Caritas – Interchurch Aid – (also in german, french, italian)

Alliance Sud, the Swiss Alliance of Development Organisations, is the common platform for development policy lobbying by the six major Swiss development organisations. It strives to influence Switzerland’s policies to the benefit of the poor countries and their peoples.
Core concerns: Our goal is sustainable development, as well as a more just, peaceful and environment-friendly world that offers equal rights and opportunities to all. This calls for economic and political changes – worldwide and in Switzerland … (full text about).

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Address: Alliance Sud, Monbijoustrasse 31, PO Box 6735, CH-3001 Berne /Switzerland;
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2 Information and Documentation Centres: Alliance Sud operates information and documentation centres in Berne (in german) and in Lausanne (in french).

These centres provide the Swiss public with information about development issues, developing countries, and North-South relations, with a special emphasis on Switzerland’s connections with developing countries. Information about the information and documentation centres is available in German and French only. The documentation and resource centres offer:

  • A reference library containing the latest handbooks, annual reports and statistics;
  • A lending library with over 3000 volumes in Berne;
  • More than 160 periodicals, including Swiss and international newspapers and magazines, NGO newsletters, specialised periodicals, press releases, etc. covering all countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe as well as some 500 development-related topics;
  • A unique collection of newspaper clippings about Swiss development policy and Switzerland’s political and economic connections with individual developing countries … full text).

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