International sef: Expert Workshop 2016

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International Solidarity:
Yesterday’s ideal or emerging key norm?

1-2 September 2018
House of the EKD, Berlin

The idea of international solidarity was implicit in the UN framework from the very first. But it took until the late 1990s for the term “solidarity” to finally find its way into universally agreed documents. The UN Millennium Declaration explicitly referred to solidarity as one of six fundamental values in international relations. Ironically, it was adopted at the end of a decade of cooperative multilateralism. Subsequently, solidarity seemed to lose its relevance as a guiding principle of international politics. So is international solidarity yesterday’s vision? Or are we witnessing another turning point in history in response to the current crises, leading to a revival of international solidarity? These and further questions will be explored at this year's International sef: Expert Workshop.

- Participation on invitation only! -

NEWS

"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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Human Rights and the Global Economy

PRESENTATIONS ONLINE

The relationship between the global economy and human rights is complex. Despite growing efforts, the protection of universal human rights is still insufficient. Unequal power relations seem to be an important factor. On 07/08 September, a group of international experts discussed in Bonn how to challenge structures that favor unequal power relations to the detriment of human rights. Find now presentations by Professor Janet Dine and Professor Cephas Lumina online.

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