ONE WORLD Series, Vol. 23

Global Resource Policy

Challenges to Security, Development and the Environment

Raimund Bleischwitz, Florian Pfeil (ed.)

Baden-Baden 2009; pp 164; 19.90 €; paperback
ISBN 978-3-8329-4664-7

- only published in German -

Global resource policy is environmental, developmental, security and innovations policy in one. Raw materials play an eminent role for development and prosperity, in the economic and the social realm, as well as for sustainable development world-wide. The 23rd volume in the ONE World series addresses the interplay of these issues and illustrates their current relevance.

The volume, edited by Professor Raimund Bleischwitz and Florian Pfeil, analyses current developments and challenges of a global resource policy: an increasing scarcity, the role of trans-national corporations, the growing importance of emerging countries such as China and India, as well the impact of global resource policy on developing countries.  At the same time, it sets out the future prospects of global resources management, which is to be founded upon an improved integration of emerging countries, encompass the entire value chain, as well as build upon improved transparency and international regulation.

Volume 23 in the ONE World Series (only published in German) can be ordered directly from the Development and Peace Foundation or from the publisher Nomos Verlag.


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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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