Events

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Monday, 26.11.18 - 26 November 2018, Geneva, 16.40 - 18.00, Palais des Nations, Room XXV | 2018, Human Rights and Development, Peace and Security Policy | Event

How can climate actions respect rights and contribute to peacebuilding in the transition to a green economy?

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, 08.11.18 to Friday, 09.11.18 - Geneva | 2018, Trade and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Overcoming Inequalities in a fractured world: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization

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, 07.11.18 - 18:30-20:00 University of Geneva: Room 280 W. Yung (MR 280), UniMail, 40 Pont d'Arve, 1205 Geneva | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

Engines of Inequality? Elites, Power and Politics

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, 05.11.18 to Friday, 09.11.18 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development | Event

Arabic Speaking Training Course on International Human Rights Mechanisms

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, 31.10.18 - Geneva, Palais des Nations | 2018, Human Rights and Development | Event

Expert Seminar on the UN Declaration on Rights of Peasants

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, 25.10.18 - Geneva, Palais des Nations | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

The Future of Investment-related Dispute Settlement: Options and Models

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


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Wednesday, 24.10.18 - Geneva, Palais des Nations | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

Investment for Sustainable Development; Incorporating Investor Obligations in Trade and Investment Agreements

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, 16.10.18 to Thursday, 18.10.18 - Nairobi, Kenya | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

Challenges for the Multilateral Trading System: Perspectives from East Africa

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, 15.10.18 to Tuesday, 16.10.18 - Berlin, Germany | 2018, Human Rights and Development | Event

70 years Universal Declaration of Human Rights – A time for concern or celebration?

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


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Thursday, 04.10.18 to Friday, 05.10.18 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2018, Human Rights and Development | Event

Digital Trade in Africa: Implications for Inclusion and Human Rights

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, 03.10.18 - 08:30-10:00, room S1 WTO building | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

Africa goes digital: leaving no one behind

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


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Monday, 17.09.18 - 13.00 – 15.00; ROOM XII, Palais des Nations | 2018, Employment and Social Policy, Trade and Development | Event

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018: Changing Course for Sustainable Development – Bold Alternatives to Business as Usual

“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, 13.09.18 - 14:00-15:30, Room XXII, Palais des Nations | 2018, Human Rights and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Exploitation by exposure: workers’ rights and toxic exposures

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, 02.07.18 to Tuesday, 03.07.18 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development, Trade and Development | Event

Human Rights Impact Assessments of Economic Reform Policies

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

ESCR and Sustainable Development - Strengthening the Role of UN Human Rights Mechanisms in Monitoring the SDGs that Seek to Realize ESCR

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, 31.05.18 to Friday, 01.06.18 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | 2018, Human Rights and Development, Trade and Development | Event

Digital Trade in Africa: Implications for Inclusion and Human Rights

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, 16.05.18 to Thursday, 17.05.18 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Towards Guiding Principles on Worker Rights and Toxics

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, 08.05.18 to Friday, 11.05.18 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development | Event

2018 Training Course for NHRIs on International Human Rights Mechanisms

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


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Monday, 23.04.18 to Friday, 27.04.18 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Trade and Development | Event

FES-WTO Seminar for French Speaking Journalists from Africa Specialized in Trade and Economic Issues

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


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Thursday, 26.04.18 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Peace and Security Policy | Event

Overcoming the Impasse on a WMD-free Zone in the Middle East: Promising New Concrete Steps by Vital Regional Actors

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, 19.04.18 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Peace and Security Policy | Event

Framework Forum Roundtable: Reviving Nuclear Threat-Reduction and Disarmament through the NPT, Conference on Disarmament and UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament

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, 09.04.18 to Saturday, 13.10.18 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Peace and Security Policy | Event

Building Capacities for Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty

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

Assessing Human Rights Impacts of Economic Reform Policies

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, 27.02.18 to Thursday, 01.03.18 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2018, Human Rights and Development | Event

The Right to Housing – a Strategy and Capacity Building Workshop

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, 11.01.18 to Friday, 12.01.18 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2018 | Event

Harnessing Investment for Sustainable Development: Inclusion of Investor Obligations and Corporate Accountability Provisions in Trade and Investment Agreements

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


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