Events Archive

| 2021

The briefing paper series aims at reinforcing steps towards migration justice


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| Migration, 2021 | Media Center

The briefing paper series aims at reinforcing steps towards migration justice


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Thursday, 02.12.2021 - 13.30pm - 14.45pm CET, online | 2021, Trade and Development | Event

Humanizing the WTO will be a key part of making the organization more impactful and durable.


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02.12.2021 | Migration, 2021 | Media Center

We speak with IOM Director General António Vitorino on the newest data on migration.


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22.11.2021 | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Media Center

Video Series


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11.11.2021 | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Media Center

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights


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11.11.2021 | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Media Center

A documentary about Discrimination Experienced by People in Poverty


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Monday, 18.10.2021 - Online | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

On 8 October 2021, the Human Rights Council, at the end of its 48th session, established a Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human…


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14.10.2021 | 2021, Trade and Development | Media Center

Supporting the Trade and Environmental Sustainability Structured Discussions at the WTO


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Tuesday, 12.10.2021 - Online/ Maison de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

The FES Geneva office, together with UNEP, CIEL, Earthjustice, Geneva Environment Network and Franciscans International co-sponsored a panel on…


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Tuesday, 05.10.2021 - Online | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

This expert seminar invited UN special procedures mandate holders, treaty body members as well as OHCHR staff and NGO representatives to discuss…


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Tuesday, 28.09.2021 - Online / WTO, Geneva, Switzerland | 2021, Trade and Development | Event

Re-start or re-shape? Do we need a more resilient or a more robust multilateral trading system?


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22.09.2021 | Migration, 2021, Human Rights and Development | Media Center

Interview with Katharina Rose, GHANRI


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Friday, 17.09.2021 - Online | 2021, Employment and Social Policy, Trade and Development | Event

Policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have exacerbated rather than reduced global inequalities. The most visible…


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Thursday, 16.09.2021 - Online | 2021, Trade and Development | Event

Five years into its review of international investment agreements, and specifically investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), Working Group III…


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13.09.2021 | 2021, Employment and Social Policy, Trade and Development | Media Center

Demanding Justice Beyond Rhetoric


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02.09.2021 | 2021, Employment and Social Policy | Media Center

28.07.2021 | Migration, 2021 | Media Center

Interview with Filippo Grandi (UNHCR) about the right to asylum


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Thursday, 15.07.2021 - Online | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

Briefing on the June/July 2021 Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC47)


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Wednesday, 14.07.2021 - Online | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

Organised by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR), OXFAM Mexico and with the support of the FES Geneva office,…


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Tuesday, 13.07.2021 - Online | 2021, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Greater analytical attention is again being paid to intersectional inequalities as a trigger of and challenge for progressive social movements.


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12.07.2021 | Migration, 2021, Human Rights and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Media Center

Migrant workers and the post-COVID world


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Monday, 12.07.2021 - Online | 2021, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Social protection is essential to achieve the 2030 Agenda. Social protection is not only a universal human right, investing in social protection also…


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| 2021, Human Rights and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Media Center

Watch the video with SR Olivier de Schutter's statement


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Monday, 21.06.2021 - Tuesday, 13.07.2021 - Online | Migration, 2021 | Event

Laurel Townhead from the Quaker United Nation Office in Geneva on the Council's role in protecting the human rights of migrants and refugees.


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24.06.2021 | 2021, Human Rights and Development, Trade and Development | Media Center

A framework for the human rights community to engage effectively with economic policy


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24.06.2021 | 2021, Employment and Social Policy | Media Center

Find out which myths obstruct the understanding of social protection


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Friday, 18.06.2021 - Online | 2021, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Higher education can be a key driver of development and a force for social mobility. It can also be a path to overcome inequalities across gender and…


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| 2021, Employment and Social Policy | Media Center

Support the campaign for global social protection by telling us why social protection is important to you


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Tuesday, 15.06.2021 - Online | 2021, Employment and Social Policy | Event

During the 109th International Labour Conference (June 3-19), a delegation of workers from the Global Alliance of Waste Pickers, the International…


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Monday, 31.05.2021 - Thursday, 03.06.2021 - Online | 2021, Trade and Development | Event

FES-WTO virtual seminar for English-Speaking Journalists from Africa and Asia specialized in trade and economic issues.


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26.05.2021 | 2021, Employment and Social Policy | Media Center

Report from Special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter


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Friday, 07.05.2021 - Friday, 07.05.2021 - Online | 2021, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Key findings from the new report "Investments in social protection and their impacts on economic growth"


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07.05.2021 | 2021, Employment and Social Policy | Media Center

New ITUC Report on universal social protection


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Monday, 26.04.2021 - Thursday, 13.05.2021 - Online | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

The FES in cooperation with its partners the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) and the Office of the High Commissioner…


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Monday, 19.04.2021 - Thursday, 22.04.2021 - Online | 2021, Trade and Development | Event
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FES-WTO virtual seminar for Spanish Speaking Journalists from Latin America specialized in trade and economic issues


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16.04.2021 | 2021, Employment and Social Policy, Trade and Development | Media Center

Lessons from the global COVID-19 crisis


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Thursday, 25.03.2021 - Thursday, 25.03.2021 - 3.30pm, Online | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

Activists, women human rights defenders, community leaders and experts were joined on March 25th to the online roundtable on Promoting gender justice…


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Wednesday, 24.03.2021 - 14.00pm - 16.00pm, Online | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

High-level session of the Human Rights and Climate Change Geneva Dialogues


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| 2021, Human Rights and Development

This report builds upon the call from the Climate Vulnerable Forum and Pacific Island States to establish a mandate for a new UN Special Rapporteur on…


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Thursday, 28.01.2021 - Online | 2021, Human Rights and Development | Event

Conversation with representatives from Civil Society, Indigenous Peoples and States. This event served as a follow-up briefing and discussion on the…


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Wednesday, 02.12.2020 - Wednesday, 02.12.2020 - Online | 2020, Peace and Security Policy | Event

"Arms Diversion”: The fourth and last consultation of the series focused on arms diversion.


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Thursday, 26.11.2020 - Thursday, 26.11.2020 - 14.00pm - 16.00pm, Online | 2020, Human Rights and Development | Event

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung invited to a virtual roundtable discussion amongst…


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Tuesday, 10.11.2020 - Tuesday, 10.11.2020 - Online | 2020, Human Rights and Development | Event

While it is well documented that the worst forms of business-related human rights abuse tend to happen in conflict-affected contexts, a better…


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Thursday, 15.10.2020 - Thursday, 15.10.2020 - Online and Geneva, Switzerland | 2020, Human Rights and Development | Event

The 2020 Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform will focus on the connectivity between regional and global human rights mechanisms. It…


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Tuesday, 13.10.2020 - Tuesday, 13.10.2020 - Online | 2020, Peace and Security Policy | Event

"Youth Engagement”: The third consultation of the series focused on the engagement of youth in disarmament and arms control campaigns.


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Monday, 28.09.2020 - Friday, 02.10.2020 - Virtual | 2020, Human Rights and Development | Event

The FES is supporting its partner organisations in holding virtual regional consultations to strengthen the discussion towards the appointment of a UN…


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Tuesday, 08.09.2020 - Online | 2020, Human Rights and Development | Event

The FES together with its partner organisations held a virtual briefing to strengthen the discussion towards the appointment of a UN Special…


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Thursday, 30.07.2020 - Online | 2020, Peace and Security Policy | Event

"Transparency & Reporting”: The second consultation of the series focused on the perspectives of reporting obligations and participation in the ATT…


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Wednesday, 24.06.2020 - Online | 2020, Peace and Security Policy | Event

A series of virtual consultations around a thematic or regional issue pertaining to the work of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) for the members and…


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Monday, 18.05.2020 - Wednesday, 20.05.2020 - Online | 2020, Peace and Security Policy | Event

For the fifth year in a row, FES Geneva supported the training course “Building Capacities for Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty” of…


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Thursday, 20.02.2020 - Friday, 21.02.2020 - Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire | Human Rights and Development, 2020 | Event

The Working Group is mandated by the Human Rights Council to promote the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the globally recognized…


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Thursday, 05.12.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Employment and Social Policy | Event

How much public wealth has been redirected to the 1% in recent decades, and what can we do to get it back? These are the central questions which Guy…


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Sunday, 24.11.2019 - Friday, 29.11.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Employment and Social Policy | Event

During the Global Social Protection Week at the International Labour Organization (ILO), two strategic meetings of the Core Team of the Global…


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Tuesday, 29.10.2019 - Thursday, 31.10.2019 - Johannesburg, South Africa | 2019, Trade and Development | Event

The dialogue jointly organized by FES and the WTO aimed at developing a better understanding of the WTO and its role in the international trading…


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Tuesday, 08.10.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Trade and Development | Event

LDCs are not at the forefront when it comes to public awareness. Nor are their special needs and interests high on the agenda of ongoing trade…


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Monday, 30.09.2019 - 12.30 - 14.00pm, Room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Employment and Social Policy | Event

The remarkable economic growth of sub-Saharan Africa in the first 15 years of the 21st century did not always go hand in hand with greater equality.…


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Tuesday, 24.09.2019 - 13.30-15.00pm, Room XXIII, E-building, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Human Rights and Development, Trade and Development | Event

Digitialization is rapid and accelerating, with innovation changing the way we design, produce and generate value from products and related services.


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Wednesday, 11.09.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Human Rights and Development | Event

The IPCC released on 8th August a Special Report on Climate Change and Land. The report was endorsed by all governments. It contains key findings that…


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Tuesday, 10.09.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Employment and Social Policy, Human Rights and Development | Event

The UN Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances and wastes, Baskut Tuncak, has presented a report containing 15 principles to end the exploitation…


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Thursday, 04.07.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Human Rights and Development, Trade and Development | Event

Digitialisation is rapid and accelerating. The way new digital technologies interact with the global economy poses new opportunities and challenges…


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Saturday, 22.06.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Human Rights and Development | Event

The UN Human Rights Council and the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas…


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Wednesday, 19.06.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Human Rights and Development | Event

This event, co-organized with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, marks the launch in Geneva of the new book by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, UN Independent…


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Monday, 03.06.2019 - Tuesday, 04.06.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Human Rights and Development | Event

All governments are obligated to respect, protect and fulfill human rights. The Paris Agreement affirms that governments should respect, protect and…


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Monday, 27.05.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Employment and Social Policy, Trade and Development | Event

Economic inequality and environmental degradation are among the greatest policy challenges of our time. Properly understanding global inequality…


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Monday, 13.05.2019 - Friday, 17.05.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Trade and Development | Event

What exactly is the World Trade Organization and what is it not? How does the multilateral trading system work? What are the most current developments…


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Monday, 06.05.2019 - Friday, 10.05.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Human Rights and Development | Event

The training was organized jointly by FES, OHCHR, the Global Alliance of NHRIs and UNITAR. It was developed especially for junior staff of National…


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Monday, 08.04.2019 - Friday, 12.04.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Peace and Security Policy | Event

For the fourth year in a row, FES Geneva supported the training course “Building Capacities for Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty” of…


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Saturday, 23.03.2019 - 13:00-15:00pm, UNECA Ministerial Conference, Marrakesh, Morocco | 2019, Trade and Development | Event

Whilst the digital economy is being felt across the continent, there exists a substantial digital divide between African countries and the rest of the…


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Friday, 01.03.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Human Rights and Development | Event

Following the presentation by the Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights of the guiding principles for human rights impact assessments…


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Monday, 04.02.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2019, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Members of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors held a strategy meeting on financing social protection for all in the run-up to various…


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Monday, 21.01.2019 - Friday, 01.02.2019 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2019 | Event

During the 32nd session of the Universal Periodic Review, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung supported civil society representatives of Chile and Uruguay in…


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Monday, 26.11.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development, Peace and Security Policy | Event

Shifting to renewable energy is a fundamental part of the transition towards green economy. The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the SDGs both…


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Thursday, 08.11.2018 - Friday, 09.11.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Trade and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Inequalities are one of today’s greatest challenges. As the power of elites grows and societal gaps widen, institutions representing the public good…


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Wednesday, 07.11.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

How did we arrive at this moment in which the richest 1% of the population holds half of the world’s wealth? What kinds of fractures has this extreme…


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Monday, 05.11.2018 - Friday, 09.11.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development | Event

In cooperation with the Geneva Institute for Human Rights, FES Geneva organizes an advanced training course on human rights and the UN human rights…


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Wednesday, 31.10.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development | Event

After 5 years of negotiation by the Intergovernmental Working Group on the rights of peasants the Human Rights Council in September adopted the UN…


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Thursday, 25.10.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

Organized jointly by International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the…


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Wednesday, 24.10.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

International investment governance is in the process of renewal. Moving away from traditional post-colonial investment treaty models of the late…


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Tuesday, 16.10.2018 - Thursday, 18.10.2018 - Nairobi, Kenya | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

The dialogue for civil society and media representatives aims at developing a better understanding of the WTO and its role in the international…


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Monday, 15.10.2018 - Tuesday, 16.10.2018 - Berlin, Germany | 2018, Human Rights and Development | Event

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights.


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Thursday, 04.10.2018 - Friday, 05.10.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2018, Human Rights and Development | Event

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Geneva office of the Friedrich‐Ebert‐Stiftung (FES) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human…


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Wednesday, 03.10.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

Digital trade is growing rapidly in Africa. It can provide many opportunities that promote or realise human rights.


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Monday, 17.09.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Employment and Social Policy, Trade and Development | Event

“The world is off-track in terms of achieving sustainable development, and fundamental policy changes are necessary to unleash the transformative…


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Thursday, 13.09.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Event

In his 2018 annual report to the Human Rights Council, the UN Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound…


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Monday, 02.07.2018 - Tuesday, 03.07.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development, Trade and Development | Event

In 2017, the Human Rights Council in its resolution 34/3 requested the Independent Expert on foreign debt, finance and human rights, Juan Pablo…


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Saturday, 09.06.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Event

This expert seminar, jointly organized by FES Geneva and the Geneva Academy, aimed to discuss the role of UN human rights mechanisms in monitoring the…


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Thursday, 31.05.2018 - Friday, 01.06.2018 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | 2018, Human Rights and Development, Trade and Development | Event

Digital trade can provide many opportunities that promote or realise human rights within the international and regional human rights framework.


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Wednesday, 16.05.2018 - Thursday, 17.05.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Event

This expert meeting served to assist the drafting of the next report by the Special Rapporteur, Baskut Tuncak, to the Human Rights Council (to be…


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Tuesday, 08.05.2018 - Friday, 11.05.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development | Event

The training, developed especially for staff of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) world-wide, aimed to support participants in...


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Monday, 23.04.2018 - Friday, 27.04.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

What exactly is the World Trade Organization and what is it not? How does the multilateral trading system work?


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Thursday, 26.04.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Peace and Security Policy | Event

On the occasion of the 2018 Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, the Geneva Centre for Security…


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Thursday, 19.04.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Peace and Security Policy | Event

This workshop was jointly organised by the Basel Peace Office, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Middle Powers Initiative…


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Monday, 09.04.2018 - Saturday, 13.10.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Peace and Security Policy | Event

For the third year in a row, FES Geneva supported the training course “Building Capacities for Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty” of…


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Friday, 02.03.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development, Trade and Development | Event

In March 2017 the HRC requested the Independent Expert on debt and human rights, Mr. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, to propose Guiding Principles on Human…


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Tuesday, 27.02.2018 - Thursday, 01.03.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development | Event

This workshop, organized jointly with the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, brought together housing rights advocates from…


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Thursday, 11.01.2018 - Friday, 12.01.2018 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2018 | Event

An increasing number of trade and investment agreements include provisions or chapters relating to sustainable development.


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Wednesday, 13.12.2017 - Buenos Aires, Argentina | Trade and Development, 2017 | Event

Trade rules and environmental protection should be made mutually supportive, in particular with a view to climate change.


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Tuesday, 12.12.2017 - Buenos Aires, Argentina | Trade and Development, 2017 | Event

A recent IMF study places global fossil fuel subsidies at US$5.3 trillion, or 6.5% of global GDP, which boost greenhouse gas emissions and further…


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Monday, 11.12.2017 - Buenos Aires, Argentina | 2017, Trade and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Event

To ensure that the benefits of trade are more equally shared, special attention needs to be given to decent work in global value chains (GVCs) as the…


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Tuesday, 28.11.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Employment and Social Policy, Human Rights and Development | Event

In line with the theme of the 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights “Realizing access to remedy” this side event aimed at exploring access to…


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Monday, 13.11.2017 - Friday, 17.11.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2017 | Event

In cooperation with the Geneva Institute for Human Rights, FES Geneva organized an advanced training course on human rights and the UN human rights…


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Thursday, 09.11.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Human Rights and Development, Peace and Security Policy | Event

The international community has faced challenges in finding winning collective formulas to support the prevention of violent conflict and achieving…


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Monday, 30.10.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, Employment and Social Policy, 2017 | Event

Whistleblowers play a pivotal role in supporting transparency and accountability in both the public and private sectors as they bring to light illegal…


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Monday, 23.10.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2017 | Event

Independent monitoring and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its structural obstacles and challenges are key factors for the success…


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Thursday, 19.10.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Trade and Development | Event

The adoption of the Paris Agreement in 2015 created a new context for the interface between climate change and trade policy.


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Monday, 16.10.2017 - Tuesday, 17.10.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Peace and Security Policy, Human Rights and Development | Event

This expert seminar, jointly organized by FES Geneva, the German Institute for Human Rights, Forum Menschenrechte and the Geneva Academy examined the…


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Monday, 09.10.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | Migration, 2017, Peace and Security Policy, Human Rights and Development | Event

The aim of this meeting was to present a summary of the outcomes of a two-year scenario building initiative the International Organization for…


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Wednesday, 27.09.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Trade and Development | Event

The continental free trade area (CFTA) is expected to generate significant gains for Africa in terms of growth, productivity, jobs and incomes. How…


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Wednesday, 27.09.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Employment and Social Policy | Event

To ensure that the benefits of trade are more equally shared, special attention needs to be given to decent work in global supply or value chains…


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Monday, 18.09.2017 - Friday, 22.09.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Trade and Development | Event

What exactly is the World Trade Organization and what is it not? How does the multilateral trading system work?


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Wednesday, 13.09.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Peace and Security Policy | Event

Despite the relatively fast pace of ratifications of the Arms Trade Treaty, universalization in certain regions and implementation is still a pending…


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Monday, 28.08.2017 - Wednesday, 30.08.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Trade and Development | Event

The outcomes of Erosion and Profit Shifting project (BEPS), launched in September 2015 by the OECD, confirm the existence of a need for a…


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Wednesday, 12.07.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Trade and Development | Event

The African Union is negotiating a Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) premised on the importance of enhanced trade integration and resulting…


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Tuesday, 27.06.2017 - Thursday, 29.06.2017 - Accra, Ghana | 2017, Trade and Development | Event

The dialogue for civil society and media representatives aimed at developing a better understanding of the WTO and its role in the international…


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Wednesday, 14.06.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Human Rights and Development | Event

Children are disproportionately impacted by climate change due to their unique metabolism, physiology and developmental needs says the Analytical…


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Tuesday, 23.05.2017 - Wednesday, 24.05.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Employment and Social Policy, Human Rights and Development | Event

This seminar was a follow-up to a March 2017 workshop in Geneva where the need for a more comprehensive approach to prevent and address the severe…


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Monday, 01.05.2017 - Friday, 05.05.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Human Rights and Development | Event

This training was developed especially for staff of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) world-wide.


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Friday, 28.04.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Trade and Development | Event

As a global governance mechanism, the G20 is uniquely positioned to shape the various components of the global trade and investment regime.


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Monday, 03.04.2017 - Friday, 07.04.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Peace and Security Policy | Event

For the second year in a row, FES Geneva supported the training course “Building Capacities for Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty” of…


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Saturday, 25.03.2017 - Dakar, Senegal | 2017, Trade and Development, Human Rights and Development | Event

Since 2015 a project of an ex-ante Human Rights Impact Assessment of the CFTA takes place in close cooperation between the Office of the High…


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Friday, 17.03.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Human Rights and Development | Event

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is widely acknowledged as one of the major innovations of the United Nations Human Rights Council.


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Monday, 06.03.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Employment and Social Policy | Event

One worker dies every minute due to the use of hazardous substances in the workplace. The international human rights framework including a vast number…


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Friday, 03.03.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Employment and Social Policy | Event

In response to debt and financial crises States have adopted fiscal consolidation measures, such as reducing the public sector wage bill or the number…


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Sunday, 05.02.2017 - Wednesday, 08.02.2017 - Geneva, Switzerland | Migration, 2017, Human Rights and Development | Event

This workshop, jointly organized by FES Geneva, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Global Future, a Geneva based NGO, constituted…


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Thursday, 01.12.2016 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Human Rights and Development, Trade and Development, 2016 | Event

Since 2015 the Economic Commission of Africa, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the FES Geneva office are undertaking a joint…


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Tuesday, 29.11.2016 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Trade and Development, Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

Although the CFTA is expected to boost intra-African trade and create aggregate gains for the continent, the distribution of these gains will be key.


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Thursday, 17.11.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

The expert seminar on the right to land and other natural resources addressed questions around the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other…


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Thursday, 17.11.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

This roundtable, jointly organized by FES Geneva, the Quaker United Nations Office and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, aimed to bring together…


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Monday, 14.11.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

As part of the programme of the 5th Forum on Business and Human Rights this session, jointly organized by the International Bar Association’s Human…


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Friday, 11.11.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

Inequality does not only encompass economic inequality but includes the unequal distribution of resources, gender inequality as well as access to…


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Monday, 07.11.2016 - Friday, 11.11.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Employment and Social Policy, 2016 | Event

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has decided to put the concept of SPF at the centre of its activities in the area of social justice.


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Monday, 31.10.2016 - Friday, 04.11.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

In cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Geneva Institute for Human Rights, FES Geneva organized an…


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Monday, 24.10.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, Employment and Social Policy, 2016 | Event

Independent monitoring and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its structural obstacles and challenges are key factors for the success…


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Friday, 21.10.2016 - New York, USA | Trade and Development, Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

The African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is another envisioned mega-regional economic agreement standing alongside TPP, TTIP, RCEP, and others.


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Monday, 10.10.2016 - Tuesday, 11.10.2016 - Berlin, Germany | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

Organized jointly by FES, the German Institute for Human Rights and the NGO Forum for Human Rights, this annual conference on the occasion of the 10th…


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Monday, 03.10.2016 - Tuesday, 04.10.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2016 | Event

Agriculture is at the crossroads of the world’s social, economic, commercial and political system. Its double purpose – producing food but also…


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Thursday, 29.09.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2016 | Event

Trade can create prosperity for all of Africa’s people by increasing opportunities for income generation. But for this to happen, UNCTAD research…


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Wednesday, 28.09.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2016 | Event

The leaking of the draft texts of the proposed TiSA offer the public significant access to understand the objectives and detail of the intended…


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Tuesday, 27.09.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2016 | Event

Today's international trade world is dominated by digital innovation. Effective participation of ACP States in the digital economy is crucial to their…


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Monday, 26.09.2016 - Wednesday, 28.09.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Migration, 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

This workshop, jointly organized by FES Geneva, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Global Future, a Geneva based NGO, constituted…


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Tuesday, 19.07.2016 - Nairobi, Kenya | 2016, Trade and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Independent monitoring and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its structural obstacles and challenges are key factors for the success…


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Monday, 18.07.2016 - Nairobi, Kenya | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

Today, there is no question whether a reform of international investment agreements (IIA) is needed but rather what kind of reform.


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Monday, 04.07.2016 - Wednesday, 06.07.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development, Trade and Development | Event

The African Union is negotiating a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA). In April 2015, based on research work undertaken and a multi-stakeholder…


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Wednesday, 29.06.2016 - Geneva. Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

This Side Event aimed to explore the links between economic, social and cultural rights and the prevention of destructive conflict and violence as…


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Thursday, 23.06.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

On occasion of the Joint Committee Meeting between the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Human Right Committee in the…


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Tuesday, 21.06.2016 - Friday, 24.06.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Trade and Development | Event

After long years of negotiations for accession, Russia became member of the WTO in August 2012.


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Saturday, 11.06.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Trade and Development, Human Rights and Development | Event

This expert seminar, jointly organized by FES Geneva, the International Bar Association and the Geneva Academy, aimed to inform the work of the UN…


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Tuesday, 07.06.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Employment and Social Policy | Event

This event focused on how new forms of “networked production”, intertwining manufacturing and services, shape value creation and appropriation in…


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Monday, 06.06.2016 - Friday, 10.06.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Employment and Social Policy | Event

There seems to be a window of opportunity to revive the old idea of a binding social clause in international trade and in global supply chains. The…


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Monday, 30.05.2016 - Tuesday, 31.05.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Migration, 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

This scoping workshop was the first step in a one-year scenario building initiative jointly organized by FES Geneva, the International Organization…


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Monday, 09.05.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

Tanzania was reviewed during the 25th Working Group session of the Universal Periodic Review, on May 09, 2016.


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Monday, 02.05.2016 - Friday, 06.05.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

This week-long human rights training course in Geneva was developed especially for staff of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) world-wide.


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Tuesday, 19.04.2016 - Wednesday, 20.04.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

The mechanism of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is widely acknowledged as mobilizing the attention of the media and the public of a country. The…


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Monday, 18.04.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Peace and Security Policy, 2016 | Event

Prospects for progress on nuclear disarmament in 2016 seem difficult, despite the establishment in 2015 of an Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) with a…


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Monday, 11.04.2016 - Friday, 15.04.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Trade and Development | Event

This week-long information seminar was jointly organized the WTO and FES Geneva for English-speaking journalists specialized in economy and trade.


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Wednesday, 09.03.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

This side event brought together experts to discuss the impacts of inequality in the current economic climate.


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Tuesday, 08.03.2016 - Friday, 11.03.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Employment and Social Policy | Event

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung has decided to put the concept of SPF at the centre of its activities in the area of social justice.


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Monday, 07.03.2016 - Tuesday, 08.03.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Employment and Social Policy | Event

The Core Team of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors had its regular strategy meeting from 7th to 8th March 2016.


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Thursday, 03.03.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

This side event followed the High Level Panel Discussion on climate change and the right to health and the presentation of the reports by the Special…


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Tuesday, 01.03.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

50 years ago the General Assembly adopted the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) as well as the International…


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Monday, 29.02.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

In the aftermath of COP21, a debate on climate-resilient livelihoods and gender inequalities is particularly timely.


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Tuesday, 16.02.2016 - Wednesday, 17.02.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2016 | Event

The rise of new e-commerce is enabling more developing countries to seize opportunities from online commerce.


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Friday, 12.02.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, Peace and Security Policy, 2016 | Event

FES Geneva and the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) believe that peacebuilding and human rights work by the UN and others can be strengthened by…


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Thursday, 28.01.2016 - Friday, 29.01.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

This workshop was the first of a series of workshops with government and civil society actors in support of OHCHR’s Accountability and Remedy Project.


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Friday, 15.01.2016 - Zürich, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2016 | Event

The Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT) is a group of leaders from around the world who believe that…


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Thursday, 17.12.2015 - Nairobi, Kenya | 2015, Human Rights and Development, Trade and Development | Event

Transparency and participation are key human rights principles and generally also good rules of thumb that can transform a trade negotiation from a…


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Thursday, 17.12.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2015 | Event

The Geneva based NGO UPR Info organised UPR pre-sessions to bring together Permanent Missions, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Civil…


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Wednesday, 16.12.2015 - Nairobi, Kenya | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

As most developing countries, particularly those from Africa, are excluded from Mega Regional Trade Agreements, their position in the international…


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Tuesday, 15.12.2015 - Thursday, 17.12.2015 - Nairobi, Kenya | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

The structure of the multilateral trading system plays a crucial role for further development especially of the Least Developed Countries (LDC).


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Thursday, 10.12.2015 - Paris, France | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Climate change is an issue of justice and inequality for those experiencing severe impacts of climate change.


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Wednesday, 18.11.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

This side event to the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, co-organized with the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association, brought together business,…


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Tuesday, 17.11.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Peace and Security Policy | Event

For a number of conflict regions, particularly in Africa, the current concepts designed to prevent or halt natural resource exploitation as funding…


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Wednesday, 04.11.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2015 | Event

On the occasion of the 23rd UPR session held between 02 – 13 November 2015, Nepal was reviewed by the Human Rights Council.


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Monday, 02.11.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Lebanon’s human rights records was reviewed during the 23rd Working Group session of the Universal Periodic Review, on November 2nd 2015.


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Monday, 02.11.2015 - Friday, 06.11.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

In cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Geneva Institute for Human Rights, FES Geneva organized an…


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Sunday, 25.10.2015 - Wednesday, 28.10.2015 - Cape Town, South Africa | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

The dialogue for journalists and NGOs aimed at developing a better understanding of the WTO and the general international trading system.


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Tuesday, 20.10.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

Fair taxation can help in fighting inequality, realizing human rights, and ensuring the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).


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Friday, 16.10.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Shared Responsibility and mutual accountability for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals are at the heart of the “2030 Agenda for…


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Monday, 05.10.2015 - Tuesday, 06.10.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Organized jointly by FES, the German Institute for Human Rights and the NGO Forum for Human Rights, this annual conference focused on the three main…


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Thursday, 01.10.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

Trade can be a vehicle for growth, development and poverty reduction. Harvesting the potential gains trade, however, is not neither automatic nor…


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Thursday, 01.10.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

Trade in services “works” to integrate services sectors into the global economy and to open up markets for transnational suppliers of services.


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Thursday, 01.10.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

In June 2015, the African Union summit launched negotiations to achieve a free trade area throughout the continent.


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Monday, 28.09.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development, Trade and Development | Event

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) was collaborating with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the…


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Thursday, 24.09.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

In its last Resolution on climate change the HRC has “expressed concerns that climate change has contributed to the increase of both sudden-onset…


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Friday, 18.09.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development, Employment and Social Policy, Trade and Development | Event

Women and girls remain overrepresented in the informal economy, labour-intensive and precarious work, and in low-paid jobs.


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Thursday, 17.09.2015 - Friday, 18.09.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung organized in close cooperation with Public Services International (PSI) the Global Labour Tax Summit.


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Tuesday, 08.09.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | Migration, 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

To mark the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families,…


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Tuesday, 01.09.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Peace and Security Policy | Event

This forum was co-sponsored by the Middle Powers Initiative, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Basel Peace Office and…


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Tuesday, 07.07.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

In the context of the Climate Conference COP 21, taking place this December and on the occassion of the meeting of the IGWG on an International…


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Friday, 03.07.2015 - Saturday, 04.07.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

Tuesday, 23.06.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Thursday, 18.06.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

In the context of the UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda in September 2015, this side event to the 29th session of the HRC discussed…


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Wednesday, 17.06.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

In the run-up to the COP 21 climate conference in Paris at the end of this year, the Business and Hphoto Side eventuman Rights Resource Centre and FES…


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Wednesday, 17.06.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Practitioners from business, trade unions, governments, human rights organizations shared their experience and ideas for effective approaches…


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Friday, 12.06.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Employment and Social Policy, Human Rights and Development | Event

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights published a draft of their upcoming General Comment on ICESCR Article 7 on “just and fair…


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Monday, 08.06.2015 - Friday, 12.06.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Employment and Social Policy, Trade and Development | Event

Tuesday, 12.05.2015 - Crozet, France | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

In the line of the use and transfer of green technologies, the importance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) has risen enormously. IPR are seen as…


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Monday, 11.05.2015 - Tuesday, 12.05.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Event

This workshop brought together an interdisciplinary group of around 25 experts—in the fields of alternative finance, economic sociology and the…


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Thursday, 07.05.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

On 6 and 8 May, Panama and Honduras underwent their second UPR review. FES supported civil society actors in both countries in submitting reports to…


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Monday, 04.05.2015 - Friday, 08.05.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

This training course was developed especially for staff of National Human Rights Institutions world-wide.


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Monday, 04.05.2015 - Friday, 08.05.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

Thursday, 16.04.2015 - Friday, 17.04.2015 - Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia | 2015, Trade and Development, Human Rights and Development | Event

The aim of this workshop was to strategize on a potential human rights impact assessment (HRIA) of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), on which…


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Monday, 13.04.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

Technology has changed the world of business tremendously during the past at least two decades. E-commerce does not stand for something exotic.…


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Tuesday, 24.03.2015 - Friday, 27.03.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

Saturday, 14.03.2015 - Sunday, 15.03.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

The aim of the proposed dialogue was to strengthen NHRIs' capacities to participate effectively in the coming international processes in which the…


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Wednesday, 11.03.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

At this expert round-table, we presented and discussed the results of the Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA)-study “Owning seeds, accessing food”.


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Friday, 06.03.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

A full-day panel in the official program of the HRC addressed the issue of climate change.


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Friday, 06.03.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Employment and Social Policy, Human Rights and Development | Event

How can social protection floors contribute to the realization of economic, social and cultural rights? And how can better understanding of the norms…


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Thursday, 26.02.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Geneva for Human Rights-Global Training and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung jointly organized a Brainstorming Session on Business and Human Rights.


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Friday, 06.02.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

FES and Earthjustice and CIEL, as initiators of the GeCCco (Geneva Climate Change concertation group) organized a coordination meeting at the occasion…


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Friday, 30.01.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

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