Global Governance Spotlight

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

Strengthening Social Security in Africa


Numerous African countries have adopted measures to improve social protection in recent years. And a large number of relevant initiatives have been established at both regional and continental level. How successful are they and what are the challenges associated? What has to happen for initiatives to be effective on a broader scale? And what kind of support can the international community provide? We will discuss these questions with experts from politics, academia, business and civil society during this year’s Potsdam Spring Dialogues on 19/20 April 2018. Register now!

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Current challenges for democracies


In February 2018, the first Dresden Forum for International Politics took place. The new series is co-organised by the sef:, the Free State of Saxony, Engagement Global gGmbh and Foundation Frauenkirche Dresden. Around 80 experts from different world regions discussed current challenges for democracy. They focused on how to create and sustain peaceful societies in democracies. Read the conference report and further coverage online now!

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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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