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Civil society groups initiate dialogue to stop human rights abuses in the extractive industry

Civil society groups initiate dialogue to stop human rights abuses in the extractive industry

Jun 20, 2014

20 June, 2014 - The poor human rights record of mining companies is up for discussion next week as ACT and other civil society organisations bring the voices of people suffering exploitation to the UN office in Geneva

Personal security is your responsibility too

Personal security is your responsibility too

May 25, 2011

Dark alleys in Nicaragua – in Geneva

Giant global aid body to be created

Giant global aid body to be created

May 27, 2009

ACT International to unify with development network

ACT International to unify with development network

Apr 30, 2009

ACT in Switzerland

Organisations with HQ in Switzerland
About Switzerland
  • Population: 7.6 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Bern
  • Largest city: Zurich
  • Area: 41,284 sq km (15,940 sq miles)
  • Major languages: German, French, Italian, Romansch
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 84 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Swiss Franc = 100 Rappen
  • Main exports: Machinery and electronics, chemicals, precision instruments, watches
  • GNI per capita: US $65,330 (World Bank, 2008)