Strength in numbers: SWISSAID is a member of Alliance Sud

Alliance Sud, the Swiss Alliance of Development Organisations, is a joint platform for development policy comprising six Swiss relief organisations. As the founding member of the collective association, SWISSAID has been involved from the very beginning.

Sometimes, a solitary voice is simply not loud enough: SWISSAID was already aware of this back in 1971, and so founded the working group Alliance Sud along with other Swiss development organisations.
The close alliance applies exclusively for work in Switzerland. All six relief organisation members share the view that development in the Southern Hemisphere is not adequately served by helping Third World countries to help themselves. Instead, North-South Hemisphere policies must also be critically examined and modified in the industrialised countries.

Strong opponents need strong sparring partners

Swiss development policy orientation and the corresponding budget level, international fiscal justice, mandatory environmental standards, fighting poverty and fair trade relations are the issues that the member organisations of Alliance Sud tackle together as a collective force.

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The magazine focusing on current North-South Hemisphere policy matters offers analyses and commentary on Swiss foreign and development policy.

Each issue focuses on a central topic and also contains shorter contributions on Alliance Sud’s activities.

The magazine  is available as a free download.