Universal Development Goals – Regional and Local Implementation

Due to the considerable difficulties and logjams existing at the global level, the Foundation is increasingly exploring whether – and which – challenges can, perhaps, be addressed more effectively at other levels. It thus aims to sharpen the focus on the interplay between the global, regional, national and local levels. A further question to be considered in this context is to what extent global (or national) omissions can be rectified regionally or locally.
With a view to the post-2015 agenda, this programme area considers the requirements for future-proof sustainable development at sub-national level and its relevance for peaceful human relations.

Here, the key question is how universal development goals that are agreed at the international level can be translated to the regional and local contexts. While recognising the need for careful differentiation among actors and specific regional/local contexts, this programme area aims primarily to promote transnational dialogue on shared challenges and solutions; in other words, to foster global learning communities at the sub-national level.

Global spheres of action and the interplay between the regional and the local experience are of particular interest, also in light of the subsidiarity principle.

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The role of local media in armed conflict

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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? 

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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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Current challenges for democracies

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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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