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Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.
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Germany, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, United States of America
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Religion
Wonder Voyage is an extraordinary non-profit organization that creates personalized pilgrimages and mission trips. Our voyages encourage an encounter with the heart of God through exploration and sacrificial service to distinctive communities around the globe. Through Wonder Voyage, each event becomes a journey and every participant becomes a pilgrim. Start ...See More your pilgrimage or mission trip now! Show Less
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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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Environment
Switzerland is likely to feel the effects of climate change in the mountainous and snow-packed areas. All of the highest temperatures on record have occurred since 2001, the warmest being in 2015.1 This increase in temperature correlates to a rise in the frequency and ferocity of floods and landslides that could potentially devastate populations. The tourism industry has already taken a hit with a decreased amount of snow for ski season.2 However, Switzerland has promised to reduce carbon emissions by 50% in the next 15 years in order to preserve the environment.3

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1 https://www.eda.admin.ch/aboutswitzerland/en/home/umwelt/natur/klima.html
2 http://www.myswissalps.com/aboutswitzerland/nature/environment/globalwarming
3 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/feb/27/switzerland-becomes-first-country-to-submit-paris-climate-deal-pledge
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Switzerland News

fox2now.com 
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is headed to the United Kingdom and Switzerland on his second trade mission. Greitens is leaving Monday on a trip that will include meetings with government officials, business executives and workforce ... See more..
Eurosport.com 
"It's something I had agreed to do 20 years ago, or more: To take Formula One (Management) to Switzerland," Ecclestone, who has lived in London for most of his life, told Reuters on Monday. "Trouble is I couldn't get all the guys to come and live there ... See more..
beIN SPORTS USA 
With the publication of the updated FIFA world rankings the seeding was decided upon ahead of the UEFA World Cup qualification play-offs, with Switzerland, Italy, Croatia and Denmark all making it into Pot 1. OMNISPORT. Switzerland, Italy, Croatia and ... See more..
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Le News 
In Switzerland, taxes are calculated and paid into three buckets: federal, cantonal and communal. Cantonal and communal tax rates are set locally and the tax spent there. Local cantonal and communal taxes are most of the tax take. This gives ... See more..
The Independent 
Voters in Switzerland will decide whether to ban Muslim face veils including the burqa after a campaign by far-right groups to outlaw the garment which they say undermine the "dignity of women". The public will get a chance to have its say in a ... See more..
InDaily 
Murray-Smith's play sees a publicist from New York visit the semi-reclusive author at her home in Switzerland to convince her to write one more story for the Ripley canon, but, in Highsmith's own fashion, there is more to the characters than meets the eye. See more..
Staffing Industry Analysts 
The Swiss seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.0%, down from 3.2% last year according to figures from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). According to SECO's surveys, 133,169 unemployed persons were registered at the ... See more..
CNBC 
And within the resort sits the most expensive house for sale in the country, on the market for $185 million. As featured on a recent episode of CNBC's "Secret Lives of the Super Rich," the lavish home includes everything from a hidden library to an ... See more..
Daily Mail 
The vote on banning face-covering garments like Muslim burkas and niqabs was forced after advocates gathered more than 100000 signatures to put the ... See more..
finews.com 
Giving up on its famous banking secrecy laws, Switzerland lost its competitive edge over rival financial markets. The establishment of a crypto currency cluster in Zug now provides a welcome boost to the industry, a finews.com analysis shows ... 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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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