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Two Decades Protecting, Empowering & Enabling Young People, Women & Girls!

34 Countries
2 Million Direct Beneficiaries
20 Million Indirect Beneficiaries

ABOUT US

RET International is registered as a foundation under Swiss law (all legal details can be publicly accessed on the Register of companies, firms or associations of the City of Geneva, Switzerland) and is placed under the authority of the Federal Supervisory Board for Foundations in Berne, Switzerland.

RET International acts as a managing partner for all projects funded by UN entities, Swiss Government, Principality of Liechtenstein, Cantons, Foundations, Corporations, and private individuals in Switzerland.

In all countries of operations, RET International is registered as a local branch. They report to RET International’s CEO for strategy and operations, which in turn reports to RET International’s Board of Directors.



Facts & Figures

Since 2000, our mandate has gained traction and our impact, as well as the resources entrusted to us, have grown accordingly. Here are a few facts & figures to illustrate this trend.


Leadership

Get to Know RET International’s Leading Body and the Global Minds that Guide our Strategic Vision!


Commitment & Transparency, Innovation & Adaptability and Diversity & Equity, these values define the mindset that drives RET’s teams. They describe the way we engage in our daily work with young people, their communities our partners and donors, as well as, amongst ourselves.


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The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health. The 2021 edition focuses on “International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses.” This is the sixth of the Sendai Seven targets. RET has been designingContinue reading “The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction”

Beyciveck’s Story: bridges to heal, learn and shine for children and young Venezuelan refugees

20th June is the commemoration of World Refugee Day. This year, the theme focused on the power of inclusion and the importance of working together to recover from the pandemic: “Together We Heal, Learn and Shine.” In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, children and young refugees are facing recurrent adversities. Education is a key toolContinue reading “Beyciveck’s Story: bridges to heal, learn and shine for children and young Venezuelan refugees”

Jonathan’s Story: Pride and healing paths for LGTBIQ+ Venezuelan migrants and refugees

June is Pride month, an opportunity to celebrate all forms of love and diversity. It is also a reminder of all the challenges the LGTBIQ+ community faces worldwide, especially for those individuals in the context of human mobility. June has also been the month where two main events around the Venezuelan migration in Latin America andContinue reading “Jonathan’s Story: Pride and healing paths for LGTBIQ+ Venezuelan migrants and refugees”

Collaboration to Meet SDG4 and Support the 2030 Decade of Action – UNGA ”75” 2020

RET, represented by its President & CEO Ms. Zeynep Gülgün Gündüz was part of the High-level Virtual Side Event, UNGA” 75″ 2020 “Government and Foundation Partners Demonstrate Effective Cross-sectoral Collaboration to Meet SDG4 and Support the 2030 Decade of Action.”This event was co-hosted by Education Above All Foundation, the Permanent Mission of The State of QatarContinue reading “Collaboration to Meet SDG4 and Support the 2030 Decade of Action – UNGA ”75” 2020”

Beirut Port Explosion @RET_DimaHaydar

Call for Support to Lebanon

Powered by GGF Dear Friends, As all of you know, the massive explosion on Tuesday in Beirut, was the third largest in the world after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with more than 5000 people injured, thousands more missing, and 137casualties. More than 300,000 people have been internally displaced (IDP’s) due to the loss of their homes. Lebanon,Continue reading “Call for Support to Lebanon”

Refugees and migrants from Venezuela during COVID-19 crisis

RET’s COVID-19 Regional Response in Latin America and the Caribbean RET has been present in the Latin America and the Caribbean region, since 2004, and has directly supported more than 717,000 direct project participants, and indirectly benefitted 3.6 Mio beneficiaries throughout 179 projects implemented predominantly in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, and Peru. Since 2016, RET’s responses were centeredContinue reading “Refugees and migrants from Venezuela during COVID-19 crisis”

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