Policy Briefing and Policy Lunch

sef: Policy Lunch 11/2017

Is the window of opportunity still open?
State of the negotiations on a UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights
20th November 2017 in Brussels

sef: Brussels Symposium 2017

A different angle.
“Global South” perspectives on the European crises
7th March 2017 in Brussels

sef: Policy Lunch 11/2016

From Shared Vision to Common Action.
Realizing the SDGs in the EU’s External Activities
7th November 2016 in Brussels

sef: Policy Lunch 05/2016

The World Humanitarian Summit –
What will the EU bring to the table?
11 May 2016 in Brussels

Policy Briefing 11/2015

International Responsibility in the Global Garment Industry:
What Role for the EU?
Wednesday, 4 November 2015, Brussels

sef: Policy Lunch 05/2015

International tax cooperation
for sustainable development worldwide
06 May 2015 in Brussels

Policy Briefing 10/2014

“Universal Goals – Innovative Financing?"
The EU’s contribution to the funding of a future global sustainable development agenda
07 October 2014in Brussels

Policy Briefing 03/2013

Transforming the Global Energy System
26 March 2013, Brussels



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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