Development cooperation between China and Germany should move beyond the donor-recipient model

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Moving beyond the traditional model

China and Germany have developed a remarkable bilateral relationship over many years. Although China still needs support from Germany in many areas, it is now time for China and Germany to build a new partnership via development cooperation modalities to contribute to global sustainable development.

What we can expect from the Hamburg G20 Summit

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Hamburg could mark a departure

Much of the criticism levelled at the Group of 20 (G20), the club of the world’s most economically powerful industrialised and emerging economies, is justified. The Hamburg summit will play host to high-level autocrats and, in many ways, its agenda is far removed from the needs and standards of a just, inclusive and sustainable global economy. Policy advisors still hoping for the gathering to deliver in some way are banking on an initiative supported by the EU countries and their civil societies in cooperation with several partners from the global South, an initiative designed to promote sustainability solidarity and participation.

Wie kann Deutschland seine UN-Politik verbessern?

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Forderungen für progressive Politik

Im September finden die nächsten Bundestagswahlen statt. Zivilgesellschaft, Wissenschaft, und politische Stiftungen bringen ihre Forderungen an die Parteien und an einen zukünftigen Koalitionsvertrag ein. Auch die Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen (DGVN) hat einen umfassenden „Forderungskatalog 2017“ veröffentlicht.

Implementing the 2030 Agenda in Tanzania: towards a participatory, inclusive and knowledge-driven agenda

In Tanzania, the national planning horizon coincided with the start of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In order to facilitate the implementation of SDGs in Tanzania, the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) and the Ministry of Finance coordinated a brainstorming process to discuss requirements for a succesful implementation, like the involvement of local actors, mobilization of funding and investments in capacities for monitoring and evaluation.

Joint Statement on commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement

This statement is supported by renowned scholars from rising powers of the South as well as Germany. The common position demonstrates our unwavering commitment to the Paris Accord and expresses our determination to deepen joint knowledge creation on existential issues for human survival and sustainable development, for global justice and social integration.