A fair distribution of power and rights are the foundation for democratic institutions and inclusive political systems to flourish in Asia. We work with progressive, social democratic actors who want to promote just... More
Gender injustice is a pressing issue in Asia.
To enhance gender-responsiveness and reinforce social justice from the political to the economic spheres, FES encourages its stakeholders to create their own path toward... More
Trade, labour and social dialogue
We promote the inclusion of effective social clauses in trade agreements to ensure that the benefits are widely shared and that fundamental rights at work are respected. FES is also supporting social dialogue, which can... More
Geopolitics of Asia
Asia has traditionally been subject to global and regional power rivalries. In the 21st century, it will likely be caught in a contest for political dominance, military power and economic influence. More
Climate change, unsustainable energy production, and pollution undermine social progress in Asia. A social-ecological transformation can bring social progress without destroying the natural basis of our life. FES in Asia... More
FES in Asia
This website gives you regular updates of FES regional projects and activities across our Asia country offices.
It offers news articles on current debates and a range of research publications and policy briefs to download.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert. FES is committed to the advancement of both socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany.