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10.07.2018 | Climate change | News

Action on climate change can boost other aspects of development, if properly aligned

At a recent workshop in Vietnam, stakeholders explore how to bring together the work on climate governance and the implementation of the Paris...


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09.07.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

FES Singapore: a focal point for social democracy in South-East Asia

The FES office in Singapore is the hub for the organization’s operations across Asia, which cover 14 country offices and 15 programmes as of June...


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04.07.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

FES contributes to the German-Indonesian exchange on how to prepare for the fourth industrial revolution

Fifty years ago FES first established a base in Indonesia where today it works with local partners on a range of topics, from pathways to fair...


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26.06.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

The Ulaanbaatar Dialogue – a “Helsinki” for peace in Northeast Asia?

An annual summit in Mongolia can serve as a platform for dialogue over the Korean Peninsula, in particular in the wake of the Kim-Trump summit in...


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19.06.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Jobs: The challenge of soaring unemployment, a year before 2019 Indian parliament elections

What lies behind the looming crisis over the future of jobs and how might it might impact the politics of India in 2019?


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07.06.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

Big challenges, bigger opportunities: FES helps India make the most of transformative change

With an office in New Delhi since 1981, FES has been active in India for 40 years, building platforms of mutual trust for open debate and exchange of...


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31.05.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

Hanoi students experience German, Vietnamese views on sustainable tourism during FES-supported field trip

Undergraduate students from Hanoi explore alternative concepts of tourism and discuss the social and economic impacts of mainstream tourism on local...


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24.05.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

FES supports political dialogue for greater social equality and better quality of life in Pakistan.

Supporting narratives for economic transformation and people’s awareness about the links between domestic and regional questions, FES Pakistan works...


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Wednesday, 23.05.18 to Thursday, 24.05.18 - Hanoi, Vietnam | Climate change | Event, News

Connecting the dots: Implementing the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals in Vietnam

International experts, government representatives and civil society organizations are coming together to identify and promote policies for a coherent...


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15.05.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

Trade rules threaten workers’ rights and public services

Trade unions are developing strategies to address the harm a new generation of trade agreements may have on workers and access to public services in...


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10.05.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

A question from Thailand: Is the platform economy a new face of labour exploitation?

Ride-share platforms have been causing conflict in recent years between workers using the platform and traditional drivers in Thailand’s second city...


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27.04.2018 | Gender and social justice | News

Unheard, Unseen, Unrecognized: Women in informal employment

Shalini Sinha of WIEGO, a global network focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, talks about the need to think outside the box when it...


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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, #CLSPlus | 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, #FeministAsia | 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, #CLSPlus | 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, #CLSPlus | 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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Publications

  • Zhang Junjie, Donghui Liu, Xue Lan, Chen Xiduo, Wu Honglin | Climate change | Publication

    Achieving a socially equitable energy transition in China

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

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  • Jakir Hossain, Mostafiz Ahmed and Jafrul Hasan Sharif | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

    Linking Trade and Decent Work in Global Supply Chains in Bangladesh

    The study highlights power imbalances in the industrial and labour relations along the global supply chain and offers recommendations for all actors...

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  • Truong Minh Vu and Nguyen Vu Nhat Anh | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Vietnamese discourse

    This publications investigates the discourse revolving around the concept of Industry 4.0 in Vietnam. It explores the current Vietnamese perspectives...

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