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1982 Bern Switzerland


1982, Bern (Switzerland), by 7 Swiss development agencies. Reorganized, 7 Jul 1997, as a foundation, by 21 member organizations. Subtitles: Swiss Organization for Development and Cooperation -- Organisation suisse pour le développement et la coopération -- Organización Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación -- Schweizerische Organisation für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit -- Organizzazione Svizzera per lo Sviluppo e la Cooperazione. Ceased to exist, 1 Jul 2011, on merger with U-XG0018 - Helvetas - Swiss Association for International Cooperation to become G-XJ5885 - HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation.


Unfold human potential, long-term and sustainable use of natural resources; improve ecological balance; improve the social and economic conditions of the rural population in the poorer regions of developing countries; promote saving and credits and small enterprises.


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Council, representing member organizations; Foundation Committee, comprising 4 members; President of the Foundation Council. Staff at Head Office; country offices (4): India, Pakistan, Madagascar and Ecuador (for Andean region); project personnel in 19 countries.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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