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17.12.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

A first-person's account on the labour conditions in the shrimp industry in the Andaman Sea.


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16.12.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

At a high-level ministerial meeting in Berlin, representatives of Germany and Indonesia back stronger international cooperation to tackle migration by…


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10.12.2018 | Gender Justice | News

Myanmar activist Nandar draws attention to violence against the female body through her work as translator and performer.


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21.11.2018 | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | News

The feminist network Political Feminism in Asia, a regional project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, met in Penang to deliberate direction for joint…


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13.11.2018 | Gender Justice | News

Comics are a serious and an entertaining medium that can boost efforts to address the complex topics of feminism and the future of work.


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12.11.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

Through a series of policy workshops in Mongolia, young political party supporters receive hands-on experience to work together and develop policy…


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07.11.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

The ongoing revision of Vietnam’s Labour Code is an opportunity to ensure workers’ rights are better protected in the economy of the 21st Century.


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02.11.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Campaigns around mega-sporting events can support trade union work in the fight for better working conditions for migrant workers.


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| Economy of tomorrow | News

Policies promoting the digital economy and transformation of manufacturing must incorporate the social and ecological interests, including those of…


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24.10.2018 | Climate change | News

FES Vietnam promotes collaborations to achieve fairness and leave no one behind in Vietnam’s energy shift.


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16.10.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Smart factories and AI-augmented services have potential to cause massive disruption in the labour-intensive manufacturing and services sectors of…


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15.10.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

The use of targeted sanction solves the main problem with blanket sanctions—the indiscriminate impact—while preserving the most advantageous feature:…


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11.10.2018 | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Applying targeted sanctions to enforce labour standards in trade agreements and trade preferences can improve the incentive for compliance.


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10.10.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Technological innovation is changing the way business is managed and how work is organized, raising concerns for workers in all ten ASEAN countries.


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04.10.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Initially embracing the opportunity to participate in China’s BRI, Myanmar is now sounding a note of caution about its exposure to Beijing’s projects…


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29.09.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

A more articulate vision for a stable and secure Eurasia can act as the baseline for all EU endeavours with regard to proposals such as the Belt and…


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20.09.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

In Timor Leste, progressive quotas for women in government are opening up new avenues for women in politics .


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10.09.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

In Vietnam, a rights group works to ensure that the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement safeguards labour and environmental standards laid out by EU and…


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26.07.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

The globalization of work, the tectonic shifts in geopolitics, and climate change are all having an impact on the archipelagic South-East Asian nation…


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25.07.2018 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

FES helps building new alliances that can bring feminist visions into the mainstream.


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10.07.2018 | Climate change | News

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


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09.07.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

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


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04.07.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

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


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26.06.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

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


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19.06.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

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


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07.06.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

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


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31.05.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

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


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24.05.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

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


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

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


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10.05.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

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


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27.04.2018 | Gender Justice | News

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


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23.04.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

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


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19.04.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

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


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16.04.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

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


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29.03.2018 | Gender Justice | News

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


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25.03.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

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


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19.03.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

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


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14.03.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

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


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05.03.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

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


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04.03.2018 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

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


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01.03.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

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


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27.02.2018 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

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


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25.02.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

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


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20.02.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

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


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17.02.2018 | Economy of tomorrow | News

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


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02.02.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

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


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31.01.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

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


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29.01.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue, #CLSPlus | News

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


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22.01.2018 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

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


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07.01.2018 | Networks for social democracy | News

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


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