Expert Workshops

International sef: Expert Workshop 2017

Human Rights and the Global Economy
Interdependence in the context of unequal power relations
7-8 September 2017
Gustav Stresemann Institute, Bonn

International sef: Expert Workshop 2016

International Solidarity: Yesterday’s ideal or emerging key norm?
1-2 September 2016
House of the EKD, Berlin

International sef: Expert Workshop 2015

Achieving International Peace and Security:
Towards a New Normative Consensus
8-9 December 2015
House of the EKD Berlin

International sef: Expert Workshop 2014

New Alliances for Global Public Goods?
What emerging powers expect of Germany and the EU
09-10 September 2014 in Berlin

SEF Expert Workshop 2013

Shifting Parameters.
The Post-2015 Process and the Future of International Cooperation for Development
12-13 September 2013, Berlin

SEF Expert Workshop 2012

Beyond Multilateral Conference Diplomacy:
Alternative Solutions to Global Problems
21-22 September 2012, Berlin

SEF-Expert Workshop 2011

“Institutional Grey Zones” in Global Governance
Long-term trends – current options for action
23-24 September 2011
Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

SEF-Expert Workshop 2010

Between Club Governance and “Grey Zones” Governance
New Challenges to Global Governance
3-4 September 2010
Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

UN Treaty on business and human rights 


The United Nations started negotiating a possible legally binding treaty on business and human rights in 2014.The last session of the UN working group in October 2017 discussed, for the first time, elements of a possible treaty.  In the current edition of our Global Governance Spotlight series, Carlos López analyses the state of the negotiations and crucial challenges. 

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sef: Bonn Symposium 2017

Local partnerships to implement Agenda 2030 worldwide


In 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. Read the conference report and have a look at the speakers’ presentations.

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sef: insights 7-9|2017


On the sidelines of the Bonn Symposium 2017 we had the chance to interview three international experts on local SDG implementation.

Mariam Yunusa, former Director of the World Urban Forum, speaks about why it is so important to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through local partnerships. Tasneem Essop elaborates on her motivation for the founding of the Energy Democracy Initiative in South Africa. And Abdihakim Ainte explains how he plans to equip young Somalis with better prospects for their future by conveying the SDGs. 

Read the interviews here!

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