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Speaking of Poverty, differently

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights is appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate and report on the...


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The urgency of gender justice in the digital economy

Amid much debate about the impact of digitalisation in a globalised world, women have been largely invisible. The EU is the global actor that could...


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MACROSCOPE: America’s way back into the UN

How can the new Biden-Harris Administration bring the US back onto the multilateral stage? Stéphanie Fillion for FES New York.


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The case for social cities

Environmental disasters, a worldwide pandemic, looming recession and political turmoil shape Asia’s metropolises, making it clear why future cities...


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Sketching visions of a decent future for care workers: The FES "Care to Join Us" global campaign

After COVID-19 we cannot accept to return to the status quo: A transformation and reorganization of the entire care system must be achieved.


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22.09.2020

Spotlight Report 2020 - Virtual Launching Event

Launch of the global civil society report Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2020 “Shifting policies for systemic change - Lessons from the global...


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Henrik Maihack und Manfred Öhm

Time for a Post-Coronavirus Social Contract!

Global supply chains, added value and multilateral fora: Africa's integration is deferred to a distant future. But there are solutions. (English and...


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Pay attention to the Global South!

While large stimulus packages are launched in the Global North, austerity and inequality amplify social conflict in the South, says Philipp Kauppert...


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Back to the Roots

Privatisations have led higher costs and lower quality of services. Jochen Steinhilber calls for a greater say for citizens in ipg-journal.

 


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The Global North's approach to LGBTI rights in Africa doesn't work

LGBTI people are discriminated against in many African countries. But pressure from the North only makes things worse.


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Social Protection Floor Index
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Social Protection Floor Index

For millions of people the Corona virus is both a threat to their health and their job. Now is the moment to push governments towards establishing basic social protection. As an instrument to exert pressure, FES offers a map that identifies gaps in social protection worldwide. more

Spotlight 2030
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Spotlight 2030

How close is the global community to reaching the Sustainability Goals? The annual Spotlight Report focuses on obstacles and contradictions regarding the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. more

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