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ICMEC identifies gaps in the global community’s ability to properly protect children from abduction, exploitation and abuse and expertly assembles the people, resources and tools needed to fill those gaps.

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Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less

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Good Neighbors USA is an international humanitarian and development organization committed to building a global community where people live together in health, harmony, and dignity.
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Switzerland will easily be able to feel the effects of climate change due to the country's mountainous landscape.1 In mountainous regions of the country, the temperature has been steadily increasing by 1 degree Celsius each year, and this will only become more acute as the years go on.2 This increase in temperature will congruently see a rise in the frequency and ferocity of floods and landslides that could potentially devastate populations.3 The tourism industry could also take a possible hit as the total area available for winter sports decreases.4

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1 http://www.swissworld.org/en/environment/climate_change/impact_of_climate_change/
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 Ibid
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Switzerland News

U.S. News & World Report 
At a meeting with Turkish minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Switzerland's Didier Burkhalter underscored Swiss concerns that Turkey may have been using its intelligence network to monitor the activities of Turkish citizens in Switzerland in the run-up to the ... See more..
Stowe Today 
Stowe Nordic skier Trina Hosmer won two gold medals and a silver medal in her age class and a silver medal in the relay at the Masters World Cup competition held March 3-10 in Klosters, Switzerland. This year more than 1,200 skiers from 15 countries ... See more..
swissinfo.ch 
In the Hurun Global Rich List 2017external link it reveals that while Switzerland has the sixth-highest concentration of billionaires in the world, only half are home-grown. The rest are made up of people arriving from other countries. The United ... See more..
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ARTnews 
Today's show: “Andrea Büttner: Gesamtzusammenhang” is on view at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen in St. Gallen, Switzerland through Sunday, May 7. Then solo exhibition, the title of which translates to “Bigger Picture,” also includes “an exhibition about ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Germany, Spain and Switzerland have rejected Britain's flight ban on cabin gadgets in a move defence experts fear will lead to gaping holes in security plans, it has emerged. The three nations have confirmed they will not introduce a ban on large ... See more..
CULTURE Magazine (subscription) 
Switzerland, who legalized the sale of low-THC cannabis in 2011, saw a spike in sales last year when low-THC strains were introduced as a safer alternative to tobacco. One of the strains, Fedora, is grown by Bio Can and features only 0.04 percent THC, ... See more..
Pension Plan Puppets 
Instead, we're going to begin a series talking about the European teams coming to this year's World Championships, and we're starting off with a country that just qualified for the Olympics last month—Switzerland. They were, as you can imagine, very ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Seven people were injured today when an Italian train derailed as it pulled out of the station in the city of Lucerne in Switzerland. A train heading from Milan to Basle derailed shortly after stopping in Lucerne at around 2pm local time. The fourth ... See more..
Townhall 
PARIS -- This week marks the one-year anniversary of Belgium's deadly terror attacks: bombings that struck Brussels Airport and a subway station near the ... See more..
WealthManagement.com 
(Bloomberg) --Hanging out in Switzerland before you check out watches at Baselworld and overwhelmed by all the affluence and shiny timepieces? Here's a way to separate the wheat from the chaff: forget the bling and have a look at the license plate. See more..
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Geography

Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy
Area

Total 41,277 sq km
Land 39,997 sq km
Water 1,280 sq km

Climate

temperate, but varies with altitude; cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers ;
Natural Resources

hydropower potential, timber, salt ;
Natural Hazards

avalanches, landslides; flash floods
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution from vehicle emissions and open-air burning; acid rain; water pollution from increased use of agricultural fertilizers; loss of biodiversity ;

Demographics

Nationality
Swiss
Population
7,996,026 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and modern market economy with low unemployment, a highly skilled labor force, and a per capita GDP among the highest in the world. Switzerland's economy benefits from a highly developed service sector, led by financial services, and a manufacturing industry that specializes in high-technology, knowledge-based production. Its economic and political stability, transparent legal system, exceptional infrastructure, efficient capital markets, and low corporate tax rates also make Switzerland one of the world's most competitive economies. The Swiss have brought their economic practices largely into conformity with the EU's to enhance their international competitiveness, but some trade ...See More protectionism remains, particularly for its small agricultural sector. The fate of the Swiss economy is tightly linked to that of its neighbors in the euro zone, which purchases half of all Swiss exports. The global financial crisis of 2008 and resulting economic downturn in 2009 stalled export demand and put Switzerland in a recession. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) during this period effectively implemented a zero-interest rate policy to boost the economy as well as prevent appreciation of the franc, and Switzerland's economy recovered in 2010 with 3.0% growth. The sovereign debt crises currently unfolding in neighboring euro-zone countries pose a significant risk to Switzerland's financial stability and are driving up demand for the Swiss franc by investors seeking a safe-haven currency. The independent SNB has upheld its zero-interest rate policy and conducted major market interventions to prevent further appreciation of the Swiss franc, but parliamentarians have urged it to do more to weaken the currency. The franc's strength has made Swiss exports less competitive and weakened the country's growth outlook; GDP growth fell to 1.9% in 2011 and 0.8% in 2012. Switzerland has also come under increasing pressure from individual neighboring countries, the EU, the US, and international institutions to reform its banking secrecy laws. Consequently, the government agreed to conform to OECD regulations on administrative assistance in tax matters, including tax evasion. The government has renegotiated its double taxation agreements with numerous countries, including the US, to incorporate the OECD standard, and is considering the possibility of imposing taxes on bank deposits held by foreigners. These steps will have a lasting impact on Switzerland's long history of bank secrecy. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$369.4 billion (2012 est.); $365.8 billion (2011 est.); $358.9 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

29.4% of GDP (2012 est.); 26.2% of GDP (2011 est.); 33.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

grains, fruits, vegetables; meat, eggs
Industries

machinery, chemicals, watches, textiles, precision instruments, tourism, banking, and insurance