Events Archive

Monday, 26.11.18 - Geneva, Switzerland | 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, Switzerland | 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 - Geneva, Switzerland | 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, Switzerland | 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, Switzerland | 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, Switzerland | 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 - Geneva, Switzerland | 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 - Geneva, Switzerland | 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 - Geneva, Switzerland | 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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Wednesday, 13.12.17 - Buenos Aires, Argentina | Trade and Development, 2017 | Event

How to make International Trade Policy Supportive of the Paris Agreement

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


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Tuesday, 12.12.17 - Buenos Aires, Argentina | Trade and Development, 2017 | Event

Using the WTO and the Trade System to Discipline Fossil Fuel Subsidies for Climate Mitigation

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

Making Trade Benefit Workers by Reforming Trade Agreements

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

The Right to Information - Access to Remedies for Communities and Workers Affected by Toxic Waste

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, 13.11.17 to Friday, 17.11.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2017 | Event

Arabic Speaking Training Course on International Human Rights Mechanisms

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

Forging Social Contracts to Prevent Violent Conflict, to Protect Human Rights and to Sustain Peace: Bringing our Strategic Approaches and Resources to Bear

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

Symposium on the Protection of Whistleblowers

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, 23.10.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2017 | Event

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Reclaiming Policies for the Public

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, 19.10.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Trade and Development | Event

Making the International Trading System Work for Climate Change: Assessing the Options

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, 16.10.17 to Tuesday, 17.10.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Peace and Security Policy, Human Rights and Development | Event

Approaching New Realities: Human Rights in Conflict Situations - Expanding the Scope of the Human Rights Council

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

Tomorrow’s World of Migration and Mobility

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, 27.09.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Trade and Development | Event

WTO Public Forum 2017 Working Session: Africa's Continental Free Trade Area: Achieving Human Rights-Consistent Development

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, 27.09.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Employment and Social Policy | Event

WTO Public Forum 2017 Working Session: Making Trade Benefit Workers

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, 18.09.17 to Friday, 22.09.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Trade and Development | Event

FES-WTO Incoming for Spanish Speaking Journalists from Latin America

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


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Wednesday, 13.09.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Peace and Security Policy | Event

The ATT from an African Perspective: Parliaments and Civil Society as Relevant Stakeholders for Universalization and Implementation

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, 28.08.17 to Wednesday, 30.08.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Trade and Development | Event

Authors' Workshop on Developing Country Tax Policies and Cooperation

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, 12.07.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Trade and Development | Event

The CFTA: Ensuring Inclusive Outcomes Through Boosting Intra-African Trade and Connectivity

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, 27.06.17 to Thursday, 29.06.17 - Accra, Ghana | 2017, Trade and Development | Event

Challenges for the Multilateral Trading System: Perspectives from West Africa

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, 14.06.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Human Rights and Development | Event

Climate Induced Movement of People – Ensuring a Human Rights Based Approach

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


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Tuesday, 23.05.17 to Wednesday, 24.05.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Employment and Social Policy, Human Rights and Development | Event

Toward Guiding Principles on Worker Rights and Toxics

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, 01.05.17 to Friday, 05.05.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Human Rights and Development | Event

2017 Training Course for NHRIs on International Human Rights Mechanisms

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


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Friday, 28.04.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Trade and Development | Event

G20 and the Evolution of the Global Trade and Investment Regime: From Crisis Management to Vision and Leadership?

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, 03.04.17 to Friday, 07.04.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Peace and Security Policy | Event

Building Capacities for Effective Implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty

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

Pre-Launch of the Ex-Ante CFTA-Human Rights Impact Assessment

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, 17.03.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Human Rights and Development | Event

Beyond the Procedure: The UPR as a Catalyst for Public Debate on Human Rights

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, 06.03.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Workers' Rights, Toxic Threats: Accelerating State Action on Toxic Workplaces

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, 03.03.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2017, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Labour Rights in the Context of Structural Adjustment and Austerity Policy

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, 05.02.17 to Wednesday, 08.02.17 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2017 | Event

Global Migration Scenarios: Second Scenario Workshop

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

Validation Meeting on the Human Rights Impact Assessment of the CFTA

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

Parallel Session at the Africa Trade Week: Human Rights Impact Assessment of the CFTA

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, 17.11.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

The Right to Land and Other Natural Resources

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, 17.11.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

Sharing the Lessons Learned: Business&Human Rights, Conflict Sensitivity, Business&Peace

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, 14.11.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

Rights and Resources: Embedding Human Rights into Corporate Tax Regimes

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, 11.11.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

Inequality as a Danger to Sustainable Peace – Converging Perspectives on Human Rights and Peacebuilding

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, 07.11.16 to Friday, 11.11.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Employment and Social Policy, 2016 | Event

The Social Protection Floors: Achieving Social Security for All - Implementing an International Concept on the National Level

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, 31.10.16 to Friday, 04.11.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

Arabic Speaking Training Course on International Human Rights Mechanisms

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

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A Good or Bad Start? Civil Society Reflection Group Report Launch: Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2016

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

Roundtable on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement and Human Rights

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, 10.10.16 to Tuesday, 11.10.16 - Berlin, Germany | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

10 Years Human Rights Council – What Difference Has It Made? And What Difference Should It Make In The Future?

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, 03.10.16 to Tuesday, 04.10.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2016 | Event

Agriculture and Trade in the 21st Century – Information Seminar for Latin American Stakeholders

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, 29.09.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2016 | Event

What Will it Take to Foster Inclusive Trade in Africa?

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, 28.09.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2016 | Event

Implications for Inclusive Services from the New TiSA Texts

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, 27.09.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2016 | Event

How Can ACP Countries Harness Digital Innovation as Critical Enabler for Promoting Inclusive Trade?

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, 26.09.16 to Wednesday, 28.09.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

Global Migration Scenarios: First Scenario Workshop

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

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - A Good or Bad Start? Reflection Group Report Launch: Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2016

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, 18.07.16 - Nairobi, Kenya | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

Breaking the Silos – Bringing a Human Rights Perspective Into the IIA Reform Debate

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, 04.07.16 to Wednesday, 06.07.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development, Trade and Development | Event

Preparatory Meeting - Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

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

Side Event to the Human Rights Council. Prevention and Early Warning of Conflict - The Role of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

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, 23.06.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

NGO Meeting with CESCR and Human Rights Committee (CCPR)

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, 21.06.16 to Friday, 24.06.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Trade and Development | Event

Russia in the WTO: Challenges, Risks and Potentials for Economic Development

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


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Saturday, 11.06.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Trade and Development, Human Rights and Development | Event

Expert Seminar on Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals

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, 07.06.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Networked Production in Global Value Chains – Implications for Trade Unions

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, 06.06.16 to Friday, 10.06.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Core Labour Standards – Plus: FES-South East Asia Project Visits International Geneva

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, 30.05.16 to Tuesday, 31.05.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

Global Migration Scenarios: Scoping Workshop

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, 09.05.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

Public Side Event on the Universal Periodic Review of Tanzania

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


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Monday, 02.05.16 to Friday, 06.05.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

2016 Training Course for NHRIs on International Human Rights Mechanisms

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, 19.04.16 to Wednesday, 20.04.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

The UPR: A Human Rights Awareness-raising Process

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, 18.04.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Peace and Security Policy, 2016 | Event

Framework Forum: Issues and Proposals for Taking Forward Nuclear Disarmament

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, 11.04.16 to Friday, 15.04.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Trade and Development | Event

FES-WTO Incoming for English Speaking Journalists from African and Asian Countries

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, 09.03.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

Human Rights Council Side Event: Economic Inequality, Financial Crises and Human Rights

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


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Tuesday, 08.03.16 to Friday, 11.03.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Employment and Social Policy | Event

The Social Protection Floors: Achieving Social Security for All - Implementing an International Concept on the National Level

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, 07.03.16 to Tuesday, 08.03.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Employment and Social Policy | Event

The Social Protection Floor: Information and Strategy Meetings

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, 03.03.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

Human Rights Council Side Event: After Paris - Continuing the Conversation on Climate Change and the Right to Health

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, 01.03.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

50th Anniversary of the Human Rights Covenants: A Civil Society Perspective on Impact and Contemporary Challenges

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, 29.02.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2016, Human Rights and Development | Event

Gender Related Dimensions of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

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


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Tuesday, 16.02.16 to Wednesday, 17.02.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2016 | Event

Unlocking the Potential for E-Commerce in Developping Countries: Towards an Action Plan for an Aid for eTrade Initiative

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


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Friday, 12.02.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, Peace and Security Policy, 2016 | Event

Informal Consultation on Linking Human Rights, Peace and Security in Preparation for the High Level Thematic Debate on International Peace and Security in May 2016

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, 28.01.16 to Friday, 29.01.16 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2016 | Event

Access to Remedy: Roles and Responsibilities of Interested States in Relation to Cross-border Business Related Human Rights Abuses

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, 15.01.16 - Zürich, Switzerland | Trade and Development, 2016 | Event

Strategy Meeting of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation

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

Side Event at 10th WTO Ministerial Conference: A Human Rights Perspective on the CFTA

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, 17.12.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2015 | Event

UPR Pre-Session of Paraguay

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, 16.12.15 - Nairobi, Kenya | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

Side Event at 10th WTO Ministerial Conference: Mega-Regional Trade Agreements and their Impacts on Developing Countries and the Multilateral Trading Regime

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, 15.12.15 to Thursday, 17.12.15 - Nairobi, Kenya | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

LDC-Journalists at the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference

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, 10.12.15 - Paris, France | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Side Event at COP21. Climate Change: One of the Greatest Human Rights Challenges of Our Time

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


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Wednesday, 18.11.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Utilizing the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGPs) in the Context of Extractive Industries – Benefits and Challenges

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, 17.11.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Peace and Security Policy | Event

Mining Communities in Post-Conflict Settings: New Challenges and Opportunities for Peacebuilding

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, 04.11.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | Human Rights and Development, 2015 | Event

Public Side Event on the UPR of Nepal

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, 02.11.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Public Side Event on the UPR of Lebanon

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, 02.11.15 to Friday, 06.11.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Arabic Speaking Training Course on International Human Rights Mechanisms

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, 25.10.15 to Wednesday, 28.10.15 - Cape Town, South Africa | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

FES-WTO Regional Dialogue: Southern Africa and Multilateral Trade

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, 20.10.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

Global Tax Reform Beyond BEPS - Side Event During the Meeting of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

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, 16.10.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

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, 05.10.15 to Tuesday, 06.10.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Blind Spots of the Human Rights Council Agenda – Ways to Move Forward

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, 01.10.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

WTO Public Forum: “Trade works…IF” – What Does It Take to Make Trade Work for Development?

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, 01.10.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

WTO Public Forum: Trade in Services: Do GATS and TISA Work in the Public Interest?

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, 01.10.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

WTO Public Forum: CFTA: Boosting Trade For People in Africa?

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


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Monday, 28.09.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development, Trade and Development | Event

Consultation – HRIA of the CFTA in the Area of Agriculture Policy

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, 24.09.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

From Geneva to Paris: One Voice on Rights for a Just Climate Agreement

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

Rights at Work – Rights for Women. Economic Empowerment Through Decent Working Conditions

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


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Thursday, 17.09.15 to Friday, 18.09.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Global Labour Tax Summit

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


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Tuesday, 08.09.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Step it Up: Dignity – Rights - Development

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, 01.09.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Peace and Security Policy | Event

Framework Forum Roundtable: From the NTP to the UN General Assembly - Filling the Legal Gap to Prohibit and Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

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, 07.07.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

NGO Breakfast Discussion. On the Road to Paris: Where are the TNCs?

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, 03.07.15 to Saturday, 04.07.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

Workshop on WTO Negotiations


Tuesday, 23.06.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Dinner Debate on “Global Futures – Geneva Perspective”


Thursday, 18.06.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Accountability Mechanisms for Implementing the SDGs - Side Event to the 29th Session of the HRC

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, 17.06.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Expert Workshop: Corporate Action for Climate Justice and Human Rights

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, 17.06.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Public Side Event at the 29th Session of the HRC: Corporate Action for Climate Justice and Human Rights

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


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Friday, 12.06.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Employment and Social Policy, Human Rights and Development | Event

Informal Trade Union Meeting on CESCR General Comment on “Rights At Work”

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, 08.06.15 to Friday, 12.06.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Employment and Social Policy, Trade and Development | Event

"Geneva Debates" - a Tailor-Made Briefing for FES-Partners on Social, Trade and Investment Policy


Tuesday, 12.05.15 - Crozet, France | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

Contribution of Intellectual Property to Facilitating the Transfer of Environmentally Rational Technology

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, 11.05.15 to Tuesday, 12.05.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development, Employment and Social Policy | Event

Social and Solidarity Finance: Tensions, Opportunities and Transformative Potential

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, 07.05.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Public UPR Side Event on Workers’ Rights in Panama and Honduras

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, 04.05.15 to Friday, 08.05.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Training Course on Human Rights for NHRIs

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


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Monday, 04.05.15 to Friday, 08.05.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

FES-WTO Incoming for Journalists from French Speaking African Countries


Thursday, 16.04.15 to Friday, 17.04.15 - Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia | 2015, Trade and Development, Human Rights and Development | Event

Multistakeholder Expert Workshop on a Potential Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) of the Continental Free Trade Area in Africa

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, 13.04.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

E-Commerce for Developing Countries

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, 24.03.15 to Friday, 27.03.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

Membership in the WTO: Challenges, Risks and Potentials for Economic Development of Russia


Saturday, 14.03.15 to Sunday, 15.03.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Conference on Legal Accountability of Business for Human Rights Impacts

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, 11.03.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Ensuring the Right to Food Through Human Rights Impact Assessments - Side Event to the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council

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, 06.03.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Human Rights and Climate Change - Side Event to the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council

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


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Friday, 06.03.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Employment and Social Policy, Human Rights and Development | Event

Social Protection Floors and Human Rights

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, 26.02.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

Brainstorming Session on Business and Human Rights - Access to Justice and Extraterritorial Obligations

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, 06.02.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Human Rights and Development | Event

NGO Coordination Meeting on the UNFCCC ADP Negotiations

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, 30.01.15 - Geneva, Switzerland | 2015, Trade and Development | Event

LDC Workshop on the Elaboration of the Work Programme


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