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29.12.2020 | Gender Justice | News

1995 marked a seminal year in the global fight for gender equality. How far have China and Germany come, and what remains to be done?


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22.12.2020 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Mongolia strives to play a leading role in the digitalization of government. Find out how in our interview with Anar Bayarsaikhan, the Director of the…


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We take a closer look at the impact of COVID-19 on Southeast Asia, multilateralism and how the region is tackling the economic, security and strategic…


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16.12.2020 | News

The Institute of Politics and Governance (IPG) in the Philippines explores ways to continue supporting good governance through people’s participation…


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10.12.2020 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Big data, mobile connectivity and artificial intelligence are dominating the daily lives of Indians faster than some predicted. But is the country…


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Today's double episode with Dr. Bärbel Kofler and Farzana Nawaz focusses on workers' rights along global supply chains.


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23.11.2020 | Gender Justice | News

It is high time to act and re-imagine our digital future in Asia.


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| Climate change, Gender Justice | News

For the shift from fossil fuels towards renewable energies to be genuinely sustainable on both the environmental and social levels, it needs to be…


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04.11.2020 | Climate change, Gender Justice | News

Watch the presentation of our four keynote speakers from our series on gender and energy.


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31.10.2020 | Climate change, Economy of tomorrow | News

Environmental disasters, a worldwide pandemic, looming recession and political turmoil shape Asia’s metropolises, making it clear why future cities…


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27.10.2020 | Climate change | News

Revisit the findings of our regional research and learn more about social-ecological transformation in Asia!


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23.10.2020 | News
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An analysis of the US-China rivalry in Southeast Asia.


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20.10.2020 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

What are the challenges and opportunities facing organized labour in Bangladesh? We spoke with civil society leader Shakil Ahmed.


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We are looking into China’s changing Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its complex relations with its neighbours as well as the EU.


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03.10.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News
Two tourists visiting the South Korean side of the DMZ stand on a symbolic map of North and South Korea, divided at the 38th Parallel.

It has been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin wall. FES Korea explored the significance of the German reunification for the Korean peninsula.


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23.09.2020 | Gender Justice | News

Many households in bustling Indian cities rely on domestic workers. These workers perform arduous tasks, yet they suffer from low wages, unregulated…


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21.09.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

More than 350 South Korean and international civil society organizations, including the Korea office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, have launched a…


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We explore India’s changing foreign and security policy in its neighborhood, its complex relations with China and the role of the European Union with…


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28.08.2020 | News

Our inaugural episode discusses the notion that we are living in an “Asian Century”. In an interview with the international bestselling author Dr…


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27.08.2020 | Networks for social democracy | News

A festival in North Sumatra brings together the region’s engaged youth each year under the principles of create – collaborate – celebrate. Now in its…


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19.08.2020 | Climate change | News

During lockdown, FES Philippines produced “Can We Cool Down The Earth” - an audiobook on climate change aimed at children, voiced by young…


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05.08.2020 | Economy of tomorrow | News

Developing the platform economy has been a major agenda of the Thai government since 2016, but the chances of its realization are looking gloomy in…


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17.07.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

In the past months, Afghan policymakers and civil society have found themselves again in a “fog of talks” with representatives of the Taliban…


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13.07.2020 | News

On 24 June 2020, the ruling centre-left Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) defended its super majority. One of the reasons for the MPP’s success was the…


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02.07.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

The Afghan peace process is at a crossroads. Violence is escalating, human rights workers and civilians are targeted, and rights abuses are…


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19.06.2020 | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | News

Human survival requires care work, yet paid and unpaid care work still lack recognition. An FES working group on the future of the care economy has…


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Wednesday, 22.04.2020 | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | Event

Web discussion hosted by FES Asia, WIDE+ and IT for Change with more than 100 participants from across the region.


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01.04.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

China’s geopolitics and geoeconomics are challenged by democratic transformation. Looking closely at the example of Malaysia, Sergio Grassi, analyses…


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24.03.2020 | Gender Justice, #FeministAsia | News

Payal Arora, author of “The Next Billion Users. Digital Life beyond the West” shares her views on digital justice and how it relates to the digital…


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17.03.2020 | News

Bangladesh’s higher education is deteriorating. Extensive reforms are necessary for universities to better respond to the demands of the labour…


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11.03.2020 | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

Lifelong learning and vocational training are at the center of the the Regional Tripartite Social Dialogue Conference (RTSDC), held for the 10th time…


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06.03.2020 | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | News

To make decent working conditions and inclusive development a reality for all, industrial policy can play a key role in the Asia-Pacific region.


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28.02.2020 | #FeministAsia, Gender Justice | News

Eight country studies shed light on the challenges and chances the 4th Industrial Revolution poses for female labourers.


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08.01.2020 | Climate change | News

As governments show insufficient signs of comprehensively addressing the climate emergency, civil society must step up efforts to make sure their…


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