This vision commits SWISSAID to a threefold mission:

Engagement with the global South

We support initiatives by people who are independently seeking a way out of poverty and claiming their right to participate in economic, social and political life.

Public engagement

Through our public relations work, we show that all Swiss citizens can make a contribution and that is is incumbent on them and in their own interestto contribute actively to improving the living conditions in our shared world.

Political engagement

On the political level, it is our mission to represent the interests of disadvantaged people and countries vis-à-vis government, administration and business. This also includes campaigning for changes in our own country so that our legislation, consumer behaviour and production conditions become sustainable.