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Where do Asian countries stand with regard to their energy system and governance, and what are crucial milestones to achieve a transition towards a cleaner energy system in a socially just manner? These questions drove the discussion of "The Pathway to a Socially Just Energy Transition in Asia," a regional conference organized by the FES Vietnam office that took place on 20th September in Hanoi.
Debate at the European Parliament with panellists, including Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, exploring how to strengthen the social dimension of trade. Watch the video recording of "Making trade work for workers," a panel discussion held in Brussels on 28 June 2017, organized by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in cooperation with Bernd Lange, chair of the Committee on International Trade of the European Parliament.
Transformation crises are confusing. Everything seems to be connected to everything, debates go round in circles, but nothing changes for the better. Why do so many resist change? What can we do to make things work for everyone? Can yesterday’s opponents become tomorrow’s allies? Where is the entry point for action? Transformative Change Making (TCM) introduces a new method to build the alliances needed to tackle such transformation crises.
As we commemorate the 4th anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy that cost over 1,100 lives, we are reminded once again of the significance of a functioning social dialogue and harmonious industrial relations, and what can happen in their absence.
Despite the economic boom in Asia, the life of millions of workers in the region is getting harder by the day. How can that be? And what can be done to change it? Find out by watching this video on “Core Labour Standards Plus” (CLS+), a regional project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia that aims to better the working conditions for workers in manufacturing industries integrated in global supply chains.
While India´s economy continues to grow, the subcontinent is facing a constant decline of women labour participation. In cooperation with the University of Calcutta, FES India Office organised a public lecture on “Women’s work in India in the early 21st century: the miner’s canary?” which was led by Gita Sen, Professor of Global Health and Population at Harvard University. Professor Sen argues that the decline of India´s women labour participation rates hints to structural problems. Visit website