Berlin Summer Dialogues

Berlin Summer Dialogue 2017

Exclusion as a Cause of Violent Conflict –
Strategies for International Cooperation
Berlin Town Hall
28-29 June 2017

Berlin Summer Dialogue 2016

Displacement and Forced Migration –
Rethinking prevention
Berlin Town Hall
29-30 June 2016

Berlin Summer Dialogue 2015

International responsibility in refugee situations:
Prevention – regional stability – peace work
Berlin Town Hall
17-18 June 2015

Berlin Summer Dialogue 2014

Global Governance: A Past Model with Future Prospects?
Policy-Makers and Academics in Dialogue
Berlin Town Hall
25-26 June 2014

Berlin Summer Dialogue 2012

International Disaster Relief
The challenges posed by fragile states and climate change
Berlin Town Hall
13-14 September 2012

Berlin Summer Dialogue 2011

Adaptation to Climate Change
New Structures of International Cooperation – an Expression of Global Responsibility?
27 - 28 September 2011
Berlin Town Hall

Berlin Summer Dialogue 2010

Municipal Cooperation with Migrant Networks
Opportunities for Development, Peace and Integration Policy
2 - 3 September 2010
Berlin Town Hall
NEWS

sef: Bonn Symposium 2017

Local partnerships to implement the SDGs

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On 5th and 6th December 2017, sef: will, together with the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) of Engagement Global gGmbH, the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and other supporters, host its annual Bonn Symposium. What are good examples of partnerships within and between municipalities worldwide? What can be done to facilitate better knowledge sharing among municipalities– and how can networks of cities make a contribution here? These questions will be discussed with international representatives from municipalities, city networks as well as from academia, business and civil society. Register now!

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sef: Policy Lunch 2017

Is a legally-binding UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights possible?

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What is the state of the United Nations negotiations on a legally-binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights? What is the European Union’s position towards the negotiations taking place in October again? Experts will discuss the current developments at the sef: Policy Lunch on 20 November 2017. The event will take place in cooperation with CIDSE – International Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies at the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU in Brussels. Further information will follow soon.


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"More advocacy work needed"

INTERVIEW WITH CEPHAS LUMINA
Former UN Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights

In 2012, the Guiding Principles on Foreign Debt and Human Rights were endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council. What has happened since? What still has to be done? Professor Cephas Lumina, former UN Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights assesses the current situation in a video interview with sef: on the occasion of an International sef: Expert Workshop  on “Human Rights and the Global Economy”. The interview is also available in written form as sef: insight.

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"Women are losing out"

INTERVIEW WITH RANJA SENGUPTA
Third World Network, New Delhi

In countries of the Global South, trade and investment agreements often have a negative effect on the weakest parts of society, in particular women. Why is this so? And how can unequal power relations that foster an economic system at the expense of the weakest be challenged? At a recent International sef: Expert Workshop, Ranja Sengupta shared the results of her research in India in a video interview. The interview is also available in written form as sef: insight.

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