Global Governance Spotlight

Global Governance Spotlight 3|2018

Sustaining Peace.
Can a new approach change the UN?
Cedric de Coning

Global Governance Spotlight 2|2018

Global Food Governance.
Between corporate control and shaky democracy
Nora McKeon

Global Governance Spotlight 1|2018

Business and Human Rights.
Progress and challenges in the negotiation of an international treaty
Carlos López

Global Governance Spotlight 3|2017

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Addressing unresolved issues, looking ahead
Steffen Angenendt

Global Governance Spotlight 2|2017

Indicators for Cities. Localizing the SDGs
Jacqueline M. Klopp

Global Governance Spotlight 1|2017

Transparency in Beneficial Ownership.
How the G20 Can Support African Countries
Mzukisi Qobo

Global Governance Spotlight 7|2016

The New Urban Agenda.
What is its relevance for local and regional governments?
Michael Woodbridge/Monika Zimmermann

Global Governance Spotlight 6|2016

Is Europe ready for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? … not yet
Leida Rijnhout

Global Governance Spotlight 5|2016

The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants.
Will it make a difference?
T. Alexander Aleinikoff

Global Governance Spotlight 4|2016

The 2030 Agenda.
Towards sustainable development in fragile states?
Marc Baxmann

Global Governance Spotlight 3|2016

Climate Finance after the Paris Agreement.
New directions or more of the same?
Paula Castro/Carola Betzold

Global Governance Spotlight 2|2016

The World Humanitarian Summit.
Triumph of Humanity?
Hans-Joachim Heintze

Global Governance Spotlight 1|2016

Back in business.
The OSCE and conflicts in Europe's neighborhood
Christian Nünlist

Global Governance Spotlight 8|2015

The Valletta Dilemma.
Why migration governance in Africa should take centre stage
Mehari Taddele Maru

Global Governance Spotlight 7|2015

Global Social Protection.
New impetus from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Markus Kaltenborn

Global Governance Spotlight 6|2015

A realistic alternative for global reforms?
Herbert Wulf

Global Governance Spotlight 5|2015

Follow-up and Review of the Post-2015 Agenda.
Contributing to effective implementation of the SDGs?
Marianne Beisheim

Global Governance Spotlight 4|2015

From R2P to RwP.
Emerging powers and the future of intervention
Kai Michael Kenkel

Global Governance Spotlight 3|2015

The G7 CONNEX Initiative.
Fit for purpose?
Myriam Carius/Opemiposi Adegbulu

Global Governance Spotlight 2|2015

A milestone on the road to fairer global taxation?
The 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development
Wolfgang Obenland

Global Governance Spotlight 1|2015

The United Nations and Global Health Crises.
Lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak
Cornelia Ulbert

Global Governance Spotlight 7|2014

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
A Regional Agenda with Geopolitical Significance?
Nadine Godehardt

Global Governance Spotlight 6|2014

Internet Governance and the Protection of Privacy. Which way forward?
Rolf H. Weber

Global Governance Spotlight 5|2014

The Private Sector in the Post-2015 Negotiations.
A plea for a stronger emphasis on corporate human rights responsibility
Brigitte Hamm

Global Governance Spotlight 4|2014

Autonomous Weapons Systems. Humanising or Dehumanising Warfare?
Frank Sauer

Global Governance Spotlight 3|2014

Adding Value to Natural Resources. A multilevel challenge
Antonio M.A. Pedro

Global Governance Spotlight 2|2014

The EU-11: The Global Avant-Garde? The negotiations on a financial transaction tax
Hubert Zimmermann

Global Governance Spotlight 1|2014

The WTO Bali Package. Does it mark the resurgence of trade multilateralims?
Noemi Gal-Or

Global Governance Spotlight 8|2013

The World Bank: Quo Vadis?
Environmental and social safeguards under review
Christian Scheper

Global Governance Spotlight 7|2013

The Minamata Convention. Towards a zero mercury world?
Elena Lymberidi-Settimo
Michael T. Bender

Global Governance Spotlight 6|2013

Global Governance for Health. In search of leadership
Cornelia Ulbert

Global Governance Spotlight 5|2013

Transparency in the Resource Sector. The basis for sustainable development
Raimund Bleischwitz

Global Governance Spotlight 4|2013

The Status Quo is Not an Option. The global governance challenge of nuclear weapons
Ramesh Thakur

Global Governance Spotlight 3|2013

The Arms Trade Treaty. Is the glass half full or half empty?
Herbert Wulf

Global Governance Spotlight 2|2013

Still a Bumpy Road. The Multiple Challenges
of External Democracy Promotion
Stephen Brown

Global Governance Spotlight 1|2013

The Post-2015-Agenda. Common Goals for
Development and Sustainability
Jens Martens

Global Governance Spotlight 2|2012

The Busan Process: Milestone or Stumbling Block for International Development Cooperation?
Elena Sondermann

Global Governance Spotlight 1|2012

A Global Rule of Law. Cui bono?
Dr Henning Melber

sef: insights 3-4|2018


During the Potsdam Spring Dialogues we spoke to two experts about innovative measures of social protection. Nkateko Chauke elaborates in the interview how a Basic Income Grant for the SADC region might work. Raquel Tebaldi gives recommendations how social protection might cover women better.

Read the interviews as sef: insights or watch them as videos!

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How to defend digital rights?


Internet freedom is threatened in many states by restrictions to net neutrality or by governments shutting down internet applications. But there are rays of hope. In different world regions, civil society is mobilizing to protect net neutrality or to fight digital rights abuses in the courts. What do activists’ experiences from Europe and Africa have in common? What can journalists and the media contribute?

sef: will discuss these questions with experts from around the globe at a roundtable talk during the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum. Register now!

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Strengthening Local Peacebuilding


The Berlin Summer Dialogue on 29 and 30 May 2018 will discuss the chances and challenges of local peacebuilding as the basis for sustaining peace., with a particular focus on the participation of women and youth. In addition, we will look at useful support for local peace initiatives from outside. Further information and the programme can be found here. Participation by invitation only.

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Public Evening Event

The role of local media in armed conflict


The media have a responsibility to report sensitively on conflicts and diverse social groups. The spread of disinformation or “fake news” can escalate conflicts. It is important to raise media professionals’ awareness of conflict-sensitive, peace-oriented journalism. At a public evening event during the Berlin Summer Dialogue, we would like to discuss opportunities and limits of a peace-oriented reporting with media experts working in conflict zones Register now!

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Sustaining Peace. Can a new approach change the UN? 


The world is facing enormous challenges in light of protracted crises and conflicts. The United Nations are looking for answers with the new ‘sustaining peace’ approach. What are the chances of the new approach to change the UN and create sustainable peace? The new Global Governance Spotlight written by Cedric de Coning offers a current overview.

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