Global Trends 2015

Prospects for World Society

Michèle Roth, Cornelia Ulbert, Tobias Debiel (eds.)

Development and Peace Foundation, Institute for Development and Peace, Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, May 2015
Full online edition: 322 pp. / Abridged print edition: 136 pp., ISBN 978-3-927626-47-8,
EUR 10,00

2015 is a year of major political decisions. Among other things, the international community has the opportunity to agree a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will apply to ONE world – to the Global South and the Global North alike. These and other discussions are taking place at a time when the cooperative multilateralism practised since the 1990s is undergoing radical change, not least due to the rise of new economic powers. At the same time, the world increasingly appears to be a place of discord, with a resurgence of geopolitical conflicts and the strengthening of terrorist movements. Global Trends 2015 analyses these and other current developments in the context of long-term trends and identifies options for policy-making.

With Global Trends 2015, the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) continue their series of trend analyses in the fields of peace and security, world economy and society, and sustainable development, which they launched in 1991. As with previous editions, this standard work is based on a wealth of statistical data and information from a variety of international sources and presents its findings in a clear and accessible format. For Global Trends 2015, we have gained a further institutional co-publisher, the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK), an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Duisburg-Essen. An unabridged English translation of Global Trends will be available as an online publication for the first time.

NEWS

sef: Policy Lunch

The EU in Global Food Governance

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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 will debate these questions during a Policy Lunch in Brussels on 12 July 2018. Register now!

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Strengthening Social Security in Africa

REPORT PUBLISHED

Social protection is a human right. However, it is only a reality for about one fifth of the people living in Africa. What initiatives have been established at continental, regional and national level in recent years? How successful are they and what are the associated challenges? Around 80 experts discussed these questions during the Potsdam Spring Dialogues on 19/20 April 2018. Read the conference report now!

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sef: insights 3-4|2018

NEW PUBLICATIONS

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?

sef: HOSTS SESSION

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

EXPERT CONFERENCE ON 29/30 May 2018

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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