Articles on International Community and Civil Society

The space that holds us safe


The FES is excited to be part of the Global Social Protection Week of the ILO, taking place in Geneva this week.

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Youth can lead by building international solidarity


Youth must nurture international connections on the basis of solidarity to solving global problems, says Seren Selvin Korkmaz on FES Connect.

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The global footprint of right-wing populists


The triumph of the right is changing the world order. And Bolsonaro's Brazil is at the forefront of it all, says Katharina Hofmann on ips-journal.eu.

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The International Security Echo-Chamber: Getting Civil Society Into the Room


International interventions perpetuate violence. To change this dynamic, civil society needs to be heard, say our colleagues on justsecurity.org.

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2030 Agenda – How to Prevent Violent Conflicts over Land and Resources


Land disputes are linked to several of the 2030 Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals, explain Caroline Kruckow and Marc Baxmann (FriEnt).

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With 12 years left for the 2030 Agenda, a spotlight on progress so far


Jens Martens, co-author of the new Spotlight Report, outlines what needs to be done to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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We can do better for an equal, sustainable and fair world


The Spotlight Report on Sustainable Development is an independent report that assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the 2030 Agenda.

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Joining forces across different inequalities helps fight for change


More than 300 groups have joined a global alliance that advocates for more just, equal and sustainable social and economic systems.

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Illicit financial flows are bleeding African wealth


Illicit financial flows are depriving African countries of wealth. With governments slow to act, civil society must take urgent action.

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EU squanders opportunity to reshape its relationship with Africa


How deeply mired Europe remains in its postcolonial donor mindset when dealing with the African continent.

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Social Protection Floor Index

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

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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