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30.11.2019

Internet Governance – only collectively

Digital neo-nationalism is growing. More governments want to control the flow of data that crosses their borders. They fear that borderless communication will undermine national security, domestic digital economy or local...


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30.11.2019

#YouthParticipation: Nisreen Elsaim, on her journey to becoming a UN Youth Climate

Our work is yet to be completed. There is no more time. We need to stop talking and start doing.


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17.10.2019

An awakening of grassroots civil society in Africa is an opportunity to rethink relations with the West

A youth-led new generation of home-grown, post-independence civil society is emerging across Africa, and promises a model for a people-to-people development cooperation.


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29.08.2019

Community engagement is key to ensure energy transitions do not perpetuate injustices

"Just because you phase out coal does not mean everything improves" for local communities, explains a former FES scholar researching grassroots engagement and just energy transitions.


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28.08.2019

From street protests to active politics: keeping Armenian youth up to political speed

The youth of Armenia was the main driving force of the 2018 Velvet Revolution. But now it needs to shift from street protests to active politics, says activist Shushana Sirakanyan.


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26.08.2019

Youth can lead by building international solidarity

Youth must nurture international connections on the basis of solidarity to be able to collaborate and contribute to solving global problems. This is relevant for youth in Turkey as elsewhere in the world.


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25.08.2019

Young Mozambicans are learning new ways to gain political traction

Over half of Mozambicans are 35 or younger, yet only a fraction vote. A youth platform is encouraging them to head to the ballot box, but also to get involved in other ways.


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26.06.2019

Joining forces across different inequalities helps fight for change

More than 300 groups have joined a global alliance that advocates to change social and economic systems for a more just, equal and sustainable world.


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25.06.2019

Illicit financial flows are bleeding African wealth

Illicit financial flows are depriving African countries of wealth from their natural resources. With governments slow to act, civil society must take urgent action.


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29.05.2019

Canada believes in and needs multilateralism

As we fight through conversations about pipelines and indigenous rights…we are actually putting the stones down for the new path the country will have to walk.


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