International sef: Expert Workshop 2015

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Achieving International Peace and Security:
Towards a New Normative Consensus

8-9 December 2015
House of the EKD Berlin

70 years after the establishment of the United Nations (UN), the world finds itself in a state of turmoil. The institutional setting of the UN has met with substantial criticism for quite some time. But much more fundamentally, some of its underlying norms and principles remain heavily disputed. None of the main lines of conflict is in any way new, but they all seem to be emerging with more emphasis and – more importantly – a greater variety of voices This year’s International sef: Expert Workshop on 8/9 December will therefore identify bridges for these lines of conflict as well as potential elements of a new consensus on the foundations of international cooperation with regard to peace and security.

- Participation is possible by invitation only -

NEWS

“Sustaining Peace” – Current challenges for democracy

ANNOUNCEMENT

2018 will be the start of a new high-level sef: series called Dresden Forum for International Politics. On 8/9 February 2018, international experts will convene to discuss current challenges for democracies. What are possible pathways towards lasting peace and nonviolent societies? Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy for Syria, and Steve Killelea, Publisher of the Global Peace Index, have already confirmed their participation.

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sef/INEF News November 2017

NEW EDITION PUBLISHED

We have just released a new edition of sef/INEF News. Find out more about our current events and publications!

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Human Rights and the Global Economy

REPORT PUBLISHED

The relationship between the global economy and human rights is complex. Too often, the latter fall by the wayside. Unequal power relations seem to be an important factor. On 07th and 8th September 2017, a group of international experts discussed in Bonn how to challenge structures that favour unequal power relations to the detriment of human rights. Read a summary of the discussions in our conference report!

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UN Compact for Migration: Unresolved issues

NEW GG-SPOTLIGHT PUBLISHED

At a UN Summit in September 2016, the Heads of State and Government endorsed a commitment to achieve a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration by September 2018. How does the preparatory process look like? What are crucial issues still to be resolved? And what should the negotiators consider? Read the answers in this Global Governance Spotlight by Steffen Angenendt.

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