Every Monday, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) comments on the latest issues and trends of international development policy by its Current Column. The column is intended for politically interested readers who want to get a brief overview on the state of German and international development policy.
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Bauer, Steffen / Danuta Sacher (2014)
The Current Column, 10 December 2014
To mark the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we are dedicating this year's Human Rights Day, annually commemorated on 10 December, to the children and young people of the world. In today's discussions of key future issues, only a few players in the field of development policy have committed to explicitly taking the rights of children and young people into account,
Scholz, Imme (2014)
The Current Column, 02 December 2014
In the year 2015, there will be two political processes that are fundamental with regard to sustainability policy in Germany: The further development of the German Strategy for Sustainable Development (SNE) and the adoption of the post-2015 Agenda by the United Nations (UN).The Charter for the Future – presented last week by the German Development Minister, Gerd Müller – is an important element in these processes.
Berger, Axel (2014)
The Current Column, 01 December 2014
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which the United States and the European Union (EU) have been negotiating since last summer, is currently the subject of heated debate.So, it is time for us to start to consider what impact its failure would have.
Nannette Lindenberg (2014)
The Current Column, 26 November 2014
For many of us, the wait for Christmas begins on the first Sunday of advent - from Monday the international climate protection community will be looking full of hope to Lima where 195 countries will be meeting for the 20th time for the UN Climate Summit.
Scholz, Imme (2014)
The Current Column, 24 November 2014
In the Charter for the Future, German Development Minister Gerd Müller sets out the political priorities he intends to pursue over the next three years in Germany and in its partner countries, in the cabinet in Berlin, and in German business, civil society and academia.
Klingebiel, Stephan / Li Xiaoyun (2014)
The Current Column, 09 October 2014
The planned bilateral governmental consultations between China and Germany on 10 October will provide Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, with an important opportunity to start a new phase of engagement. We argue that this event can be used to design a new development partnership.
Böckenförde, Markus (2014)
The Current Column, 08 October 2014
On 24 September 2014 the German Ethics Council recommended that consensual sexual relations between adult siblings should no longer be illegal, thus decriminalising a taboo that has endured for millennia. A heated debate followed. German development co-operation can learn from this incest debate.