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23.04.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

Teacher training, trade union relations and tax reform: FES Thailand helps local initiatives boost social justice across the board

More than 40 years now, FES has been working in Thailand, a land of contrasts and rapid transformation.


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19.04.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Putting the spotlight on peace: Afghanistan security dialogue

Berlin (Germany) – FES hosts the Afghan National Security Advisor for a high-level public debate in Berlin to discuss the political peace process and...


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16.04.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Converging or diverging? Considering security implications of China's 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has given rise to both hopes and concerns among its stakeholders along the route. While it offers...


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29.03.2018 | Gender and social justice | News

Reasserting Union Strength in Asia – Trade Unions in Transformation

Trade union power is often described as fading away under the pressures of globalized markets and closing civic spaces. A photo story from a...


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25.03.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Selecting the right narrative can help unify diverse stakeholders’ support

New Delhi – A new methodology pursued by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in India has been applying a new narrative for alliance building to energy...


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19.03.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

Social urban policy must fight unemployment

Housing remains a fundamental right, but social urban policy must also add to its focus the fight against unemployment, explains in this interview...


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Wednesday, 21.03.18 to Thursday, 22.03.18 - Singapore | Trade, labour and social dialogue | Event, News

Trade Unions in Transformation: Innovative Change-making Union-style

Trade Unions in the region meet to discuss and exchange best case examples of union revitalization, innovative use of power resources and how to face...


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14.03.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

EU refuses to apply trade sanctions for enforcing labour standards

The EU and ASEAN are strengthening their cooperation by working towards a regional free trade agreement. The Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD)...


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05.03.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Linking the global urban and jobs agendas: Toward a policy framework for job-rich urbanization

An urbanization that fails to produce just job opportunities will have far-reaching consequences.


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04.03.2018 | Gender and social justice | News

From the drawing board to reality

Political Feminism in Asia, a regional project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung brings together feminist groups for joint action across the region.


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01.03.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Tackling challenges of migration in the face of the Qatar crisis

Kathmandu – Experiences from the Philippines and Nepal suggest that a multi-lateral approach to international labour agreements could benefit weaker...


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27.02.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Riding the Silk Road – Discord and cooperation along the maritime route

China’s Belt and Road Initiative has stirred up diverging responses along its route in South Asia and the Horn of Africa. A photo story from a...


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25.02.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

“Finding the red flyer was destiny”

An alumnus speaks of her good fortune in attending the Global Labour University.


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20.02.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Skilled, future-ready workers can withstand the impact of Industry 4.0

Preparing all workers to adapt to the changes driven by Industry 4.0 is priority for Singapore’s labour movement, says Sylvia Choo in the first of a...


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17.02.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Literature and economic governance at the Ninth Karachi Literature Festival

Karachi (Pakistan) – In Pakistan as elsewhere, the search is on for a system of economic and political governance that ensures socially inclusive,...


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Thursday, 22.02.18 to Friday, 23.02.18 - Yangon, Myanmar | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Security implications of the maritime route in China’s Belt and Road Initiative

A regional workshop, one of a three parts global forum series probing China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), will address the security implications...


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02.02.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Labour standards in trade agreements must be taken more seriously

Singapore – The sustainable development chapters the European Union has in place in trade agreements and the way they are used are not leading to a...


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31.01.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

Civic Education Development: Learning from a Thai-German experience sharing

Civic education in Germany is about pluralism not indoctrination, says Vachararutai Boontinand, advisor to a civic education project by FES supporting...


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29.01.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Trade should play a role in improving working conditions

The European Union says it is taking labour considerations into account in its free trade agreements, but it is not doing it in a way that actually...


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22.01.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Bangladesh: On with the next generation of trade unionists

In 2017, Bangladesh saw the opening of the first Academy of Work, a three-month long programme for trade unionists in the country. Today, they share...


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07.01.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

FES in Asia, achievements and aspirations

At the turn of the year we summarize past highlights to celebrate and aspirations for the year ahead in the work with partners and friends by FES in...


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  • Roberto S. Verzola, Jose D. Logarta Jr. (Viking) and Pedro H. Maniego, Jr. | Climate change | Publication

    Towards a just transition in the Philippine electricity sector

    On the example of the Philippines, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy...

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  • Puree Sirasoontorn and Praipol Koomsup | Climate change | Publication

    Energy Transition in Thailand

    On the example of Thailand, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy transitions in...

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  • Maria Lauranti and Eka Afrina Djamhari | Climate change | Publication

    A Socially Equitable Energy Transition in Indonesia

    On the example of Indonesia, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy transitions in...

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