Briefings

Promoting peace

Peace requires civil engagement
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Populist politics

The rule of populist leaders tends to be abusive
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Young people ­deserve ­opportunities

Youth unemployment compounds problems of crime, migration, political instability and religious fanaticism
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International cooperation

In order to rise to global challenges, nations must join forces
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Infectious diseases

Strengthening health care: infection risks need to be reduced
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Urban agenda

Humankind's future depends on the quality of cities
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Why and how foreign trade matters

Exports must drive development
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Women, men, families

Who marries whom and implications of family life
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Managing waste properly

Garbage challenges: waste-management systems must improve
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The power of sports

Sports - mass attention, individual health and various sociopolitical implication
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Digitalisation

Digitalisation affects all spheres of life
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International financial institutions

Powerful multilateral agencies and lenders of last resort: international financial institutions
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Global refugee crisis

Europe and global community must rise to refugee crisis
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Indispensable education

Why schools are high on the SDG agenda
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Emerging-market multinationals

Multinational corporations from emerging markets are forces to be reckoned with long term
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Artistic expression

Why the arts matter and need to be free
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International non-governmental organisations

International NGOs: helpful, though not beyond reproach
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Social protection and inequality

Social protection: means to fight poverty and reduce inequality
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When people keep animals

Animal keeping and its impacts
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Climate summit in Paris

Ahead of Paris climate summit, governments make insufficient pledges
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Disadvantaged communities

Prevent discrimination: all communities deserve equal rights
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Responsible tourism

Tourism: challenges and opportunities
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How the EU can influence the world agenda

The global relevance of the European Union
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Garments and textile industries

Garments and textiles: tough labour conditions where industrialisation sets in
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The media and development

Media matters: democracy and development
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Successful countries

Successful development in different countries
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New energy

There are alternatives to fossil fuels and nuclear power
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Hoping for peace

Challenging transition: from lawlessness to peace
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Harnessing market forces

Private sector: gearing business interests to development
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Disability and inclusion

Disability: Inclusion is the alternative to poverty
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Viable farms

Smart smallholders: a new vision for rural development
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Local self-administration

Devolution of state powers: all politics is local
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Planned parenthood

Planned parenthood: taking one's fate into one's hand and contributing to a global public good
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Climate finance and development

Climate finance and development policy need to be made coherent
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Digital revolution

Information and communications technology: access to mobile phones and Internet leave their mark on politics and economic life
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Global public goods

Global public goods require action at multilateral and national levels
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Delivering justice

Independent, but not unaccountable: the judicial branch of government
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Social protection

Social protection is becoming ever more urgent public issue in view of demographic change
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Dwindling forests

Sustainable forest management: a global challenge
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Give peace a chance

Peacebuilding is difficult, but indispensable
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The challenges of climate change

Global warming: slow progress in spite of pressing problems
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New global agenda

Beyond the Millennium Goals: international debate assesses global priorities
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Youth worries

The young generation: willing to assume responsibility, but kept in limbo
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Religion and politics

Faith-based politics: personal guidance or societal polarisation?
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Enough food

Food security: Hunger and malnutrition remain huge challenges
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Decentralised politics

Devolution of powers serves government effectiveness and deeper democracy
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Banking

Relevant banks: development requires lots of unspectactular financial services
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Urgent health issues

Health care: policymakers must tackle many dimensions
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Managing migration

Migrants and refugees: whether people move from country to country legally or not makes a huge difference
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Disputed seas

The seas: common goods are disputed, plundered and endangered in many ways
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Traumas of the past

Traumas of the past: coming to terms is tough, but necessary
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Voices of civil society

Public sphere: non-governmental organisations are needed to keep a check on government
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Climate finance

Climate change: humankind needs an agreement on who will pay
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Natural resources

Natural resources: far too often, what schould be a blessing, becomes a curse
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Higher education

Universities: indispensable for individual upward mobility as well as for societal progress
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Infrastructure for megacities

Urban dilemma: agglomerations are growing faster than their infrastructures
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