Global Governance Spotlight

Global Governance Spotlight 3|2017

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Addressing unresolved issues, looking ahead
Steffen Angenendt

Global Governance Spotlight 2|2017

Indicators for Cities. Localizing the SDGs
Jacqueline M. Klopp

Global Governance Spotlight 1|2017

Transparency in Beneficial Ownership.
How the G20 Can Support African Countries
Mzukisi Qobo

Global Governance Spotlight 7|2016

The New Urban Agenda.
What is its relevance for local and regional governments?
Michael Woodbridge/Monika Zimmermann

Global Governance Spotlight 6|2016

Is Europe ready for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? … not yet
Leida Rijnhout

Global Governance Spotlight 5|2016

The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants.
Will it make a difference?
T. Alexander Aleinikoff

Global Governance Spotlight 4|2016

The 2030 Agenda.
Towards sustainable development in fragile states?
Marc Baxmann

Global Governance Spotlight 3|2016

Climate Finance after the Paris Agreement.
New directions or more of the same?
Paula Castro/Carola Betzold

Global Governance Spotlight 2|2016

The World Humanitarian Summit.
Triumph of Humanity?
Hans-Joachim Heintze

Global Governance Spotlight 1|2016

Back in business.
The OSCE and conflicts in Europe's neighborhood
Christian Nünlist

Global Governance Spotlight 8|2015

The Valletta Dilemma.
Why migration governance in Africa should take centre stage
Mehari Taddele Maru

Global Governance Spotlight 7|2015

Global Social Protection.
New impetus from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Markus Kaltenborn

Global Governance Spotlight 6|2015

A realistic alternative for global reforms?
Herbert Wulf

Global Governance Spotlight 5|2015

Follow-up and Review of the Post-2015 Agenda.
Contributing to effective implementation of the SDGs?
Marianne Beisheim

Global Governance Spotlight 4|2015

From R2P to RwP.
Emerging powers and the future of intervention
Kai Michael Kenkel

Global Governance Spotlight 3|2015

The G7 CONNEX Initiative.
Fit for purpose?
Myriam Carius/Opemiposi Adegbulu

Global Governance Spotlight 2|2015

A milestone on the road to fairer global taxation?
The 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development
Wolfgang Obenland

Global Governance Spotlight 1|2015

The United Nations and Global Health Crises.
Lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak
Cornelia Ulbert

Global Governance Spotlight 7|2014

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
A Regional Agenda with Geopolitical Significance?
Nadine Godehardt

Global Governance Spotlight 6|2014

Internet Governance and the Protection of Privacy. Which way forward?
Rolf H. Weber

Global Governance Spotlight 5|2014

The Private Sector in the Post-2015 Negotiations.
A plea for a stronger emphasis on corporate human rights responsibility
Brigitte Hamm

Global Governance Spotlight 4|2014

Autonomous Weapons Systems. Humanising or Dehumanising Warfare?
Frank Sauer

Global Governance Spotlight 3|2014

Adding Value to Natural Resources. A multilevel challenge
Antonio M.A. Pedro

Global Governance Spotlight 2|2014

The EU-11: The Global Avant-Garde? The negotiations on a financial transaction tax
Hubert Zimmermann

Global Governance Spotlight 1|2014

The WTO Bali Package. Does it mark the resurgence of trade multilateralims?
Noemi Gal-Or

Global Governance Spotlight 8|2013

The World Bank: Quo Vadis?
Environmental and social safeguards under review
Christian Scheper

Global Governance Spotlight 7|2013

The Minamata Convention. Towards a zero mercury world?
Elena Lymberidi-Settimo
Michael T. Bender

Global Governance Spotlight 6|2013

Global Governance for Health. In search of leadership
Cornelia Ulbert

Global Governance Spotlight 5|2013

Transparency in the Resource Sector. The basis for sustainable development
Raimund Bleischwitz

Global Governance Spotlight 4|2013

The Status Quo is Not an Option. The global governance challenge of nuclear weapons
Ramesh Thakur

Global Governance Spotlight 3|2013

The Arms Trade Treaty. Is the glass half full or half empty?
Herbert Wulf

Global Governance Spotlight 2|2013

Still a Bumpy Road. The Multiple Challenges
of External Democracy Promotion
Stephen Brown

Global Governance Spotlight 1|2013

The Post-2015-Agenda. Common Goals for
Development and Sustainability
Jens Martens

Global Governance Spotlight 2|2012

The Busan Process: Milestone or Stumbling Block for International Development Cooperation?
Elena Sondermann

Global Governance Spotlight 1|2012

A Global Rule of Law. Cui bono?
Dr Henning Melber

Peace must grow from within – but how?


On 8th February 2018, we invite you to a public evening event at the famous Frauenkirche Dresden. The keynote on "Peace must grow from within – but how?" will be given by the UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. Furthermore, Vera Baboun, former Mayor of Bethlehem, Tanja Gönner from GIZ and Hajer Sharief, Extremely Together Young Leader from Libya, will speak about their experience on the long and winding road to peaceful coexistence.

:further info here

sef: Bonn Symposium 2017

Local partnerships to implement Agenda 2030 worldwide


On 5th and 6th December 2017, sef: hosted, together with the Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW) of Engagement Global gGmbH, the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and other supporters, its annual Bonn Symposium. More than 120 experts discussed good examples of partnerships within and between municipalities worldwide. You will find all speakers’ presentations here. A conference report will be published soon. 

:further info here

sef: Policy Lunch 2017

Possible UN-Treaty on Business and Human Rights


At the end of October, the third negotiations on a UN-Treaty on Business and Human Rights took place in Geneva. Goal of the negotiations is a legally binding instrument for States and Businesses. With a sef: Policy Lunch, sef: and CIDSE informed the Brussels community on the outcome of the negotiations on 20 November, and discussed the European positions. Our short conference report provides an overview.

:further info here

First Parliamentary Breakfast

sef: in dialogue with Members of Parliament in North Rhine-Westphalia

On 20 December 2017, sef: welcomed nearly 20 Members of the Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia to a Parliamentary Breakfast. The Chairperson of the Executive Committee, Renate Hendricks, provided  an overview of the history of sef: and its current projects. The subsequent discussion focussed on possible links to the one world and sustainability policy of the federal state.

:further info here

“Sustaining Peace” – Current challenges for democracy


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.

:further info here