Conference programme

Conference languages German and English (simultaneous interpretation)

Local Engagement for Development:
Prospects for a Post-2015 Agenda

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Day 1

09.30 hrs Registration
10.00 hrs Welcome by the organisers
10.30 hrs Session I: KEYNOTE
The post-2015 sustainable development agenda:
The current status of negotiations and
significance for the local level
10.50 hrs Session II: TOWNHALL MEETING
A global agenda for sustainable development:
Challenges and opportunities for municipalities
12.00 hrs Lunch break
13.30 hrs Session III
International negotiations in the spotlight:
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
and how to fund them
15.00 hrs Coffee break
15.30 hrs Session IV
Working Groups: Practical Engagement
17.30 hrs Coffee break
17.45 hrs Evaluation of working groups and discussion

Reception hosted by the City of Bonn

19.30 hrs Reception at the Old Town Hall Bonn

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Day 2

08.30 hrs Registration
09.00 hrs Brief wrap-up of Day 1 by the Chair
09.15 hrs Session V
Achieving more together –
The Multi-Level System:
Challenges and Opportunities
11.30 hrs Coffee break
12.00 hrs Session VI
Working Groups: The Post-2015 Agenda -
A new Opportunity
12.00 hrs Lunch break
15.20 hrs Session VII
Outlook - Global Goals for the Local Level
16.00 hrs Closing Remarks by the Organisers

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The Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) are launching a new publications series: GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS. The new series aims to identify options for international policy action in an ever more complex world. Furthermore, it presents perspectives from different world regions. The series analyses current developments and challenges against the background of long-term political trends, and it illustrates facts with figures and tables. GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS is issued by a team of co-editors from different world regions. For more information, see our press release.

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Cooperation in a Post-Western World


The Western liberal order finds itself in deep crisis. Global power shifts are accelerating. What does this mean for the future of global cooperation? How can the wish for more national autonomy be reconciled with the need to cooperate in a globalised world? Can new forms of governance contribute to sustaining global cooperation? Michèle Roth and Cornelia Ulbert discuss these questions in the first issue of the new publication series GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS.

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How to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform


The urgently needed UN Security Council reform has been stuck for decades. Without a far-reaching structural change that includes the end of permanent seats and the veto, the Council is fading into irrelevance. But at a time of great power transitions, multipolarity without sufficient multilateralism is a dangerous trend. Therefore, in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 02|2018, Jakkie Cilliers calls for a political and intellectual leap to overcome the impasse in UN Security Council reform.

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Global Food Governance


After the food riots around the world in 2007/2008, the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) was reformed. Since then, the CFS has developed into an innovative global policy forum that could be a role model for other Global Governance institutions. In the current evaluation process, however, the CFS also faces a number of challenges. What are the main characteristics of the CFS? How can it prove successful in a changing political environment? Nora McKeon answers these questions in the Global Governance Spotlight 2|2018 and exhorts member governments to value and reinforce this unique policy forum.

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