International sef: Expert Workshop 2015

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Achieving International Peace and Security:
Towards a New Normative Consensus

8-9 December 2015
House of the EKD Berlin

70 years after the establishment of the United Nations (UN), the world finds itself in a state of turmoil. The institutional setting of the UN has met with substantial criticism for quite some time. But much more fundamentally, some of its underlying norms and principles remain heavily disputed. None of the main lines of conflict is in any way new, but they all seem to be emerging with more emphasis and – more importantly – a greater variety of voices This year’s International sef: Expert Workshop on 8/9 December will therefore identify bridges for these lines of conflict as well as potential elements of a new consensus on the foundations of international cooperation with regard to peace and security.

- Participation is possible by invitation only -

NEWS

Anchoring global governance in societies

UPCOMING EVENT

The opponents of global cooperation touch a nerve when they talk about global governance as an elitist project. The embedding of global governance at a societal level remains relatively weak. In our International sef: Expert Workshop 2018, we therefore aim to identify new strategies which could contribute to the progressive anchoring of global governance in society.

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The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response

NEW ISSUE PUBLISHED

With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS 03|2018. Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multidimensional strategy that had to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders.

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sef: Policy Lunch 2018

The EU in Global Food Governance

REPORT ONLINE

Enough food is produced worldwide to feed humanity, yet more than 815 million people in the world are undernourished. What is the global vision for food and nutrition governance? What initiatives and reforms are being implemented? What role can the EU play?

sef: and CIDSE – International Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies discussed these questions during a Policy Lunch in Brussels. Read the report now!

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Strengthening Local Peacebuilding. Establishing the Basis for Sustaining Peace

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On 30 May 2018, international experts discussed in Berlin in what way local peacebuilding can contribute to the prevention of conflicts and to a sustainable peace. Examples from Burundi, Ghana, the Philippines and South Africa were provided to demonstrate chances and challenges of local peacebuilding. Read our short summary now.

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