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

September 2014; 4 pages

Global Governance Spotlight 5|2014 (pdf-file)

2015 is the deadline for achieving the United Nations’ eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, it has been clear for some time that despite significant progress, not all the MDGs will be met in all sectors and regions by this date. The negotiations on a post-2015 agenda have therefore reached fever pitch. Back in 2010, the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals pushed for the continuation of the MDG process. Then in 2012, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) called, in addition, for new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Alongside the UN, governments and civil society organisations, the corporate sector is a key player, influencing the debate in a multitude of forums.

Find out more about the private sector´s engagement in post-2015 negotiations in our Global Governance Spotlight 5|2014, written by Brigitte Hamm from the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University Duisburg-Essen.


The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response


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.

:further info here

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. sef: discussed activists’ experiences from different world regions with ´Gbenga Sesan from Nigeria and Thomas Lohninger from Austria during a roundtable talk at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

Read the most important results of the discussion in our short report

:further info here