Driving transformative Change: Foreign Affairs and the 2030 Agenda

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Berlin, 30.04.2019

Federal Foreign Office, adelphi, SDSN Germany

The 2030 Agenda is essential to peace and stability worldwide and is becoming an important point of reference for foreign policymakers.
As more knowledge about violent conflict and fragility is produced, the relevance of the SDGs to achieving (re)solutions becomes increasingly clear.
The German Federal Foreign Office, SDSN Germany and adelphi cordially invited to the launch event of a new essay series on foreign policy and SDGs, on 30 April 2019 in Berlin. The event brought together high-level experts from foreign policy, the UN, international think tanks and academia to discuss the concept of 'sustainable foreign policy' - as well as ways to innovate conflict prevention, to manage trade-offs between SDGs and recharge multilateral cooperation.



  • Susanne Baumann, Federal Government Commissioner for Disarmament and Arms Control and Head of the Directorate-General for International Order, the United Nations Army Control at the German Federal Foreign Office
  • Oli Brown, Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House
  • Fatima Denton, Director, UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA)
  • Adolf Kloke-Lesch, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Germany
  • David Steven, Senior Fellow and Associate Director, New York University's Center on International Cooperation



  • Alexander Carius, Managing Director, adelphi

Event information

Date /h
30.04.2019 / 18:00 - 20:00

Europasaal at the German Federal Foreign Office
Unterwasserstraße 10
10117 Berlin


Janina Sturm



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