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Hidden view

Electronic document
20.6.2018

Global Trends : forced displacement in 2017 / United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (Ed.)

In 2017, the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes worldwide came at a record rate of 44,400 every day. Fuelled in large part by new crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Myanmar, as well as the ongoing conflict in Syria, this population swelled by a net 2.9 million...

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Online article
14.5.2018

Expanding the fortress

Online article
7.5.2018

New York City Will Be First City Ever to Report on Its UN Global Goals Progress

New York City is setting an example for the rest of the country to follow.
Online article
3.5.2018

Avec « Human Flow », Ai Weiwei questionne notre regard sur les migrants

Avec ce film, le plasticien chinois nous ouvre les yeux, sans se faire moralisateur, sur le déficit d’humanité que révèle la crise des migrants.

Multimedia

Video
15.6.2018

Expanding Fortress Europe - the hidden story, the deadly costs

Where would you mark Europe's border? Would it include Bangladesh? This video introduces the EU's policy of border externalisation and why it should concern all those who care about democracy, human rights and development.
Audio
9.5.2018

Inequality Is Killing Us All. Are We Going To Stop It?

Author and anthropologist Jason Hickel joins me to explain how a handful of rich countries have been able to control economic policies in the rest of the world; why we’re being lied to about poverty; and the radical revolution required to stop the...
Web documentary
23.3.2018

If the world were 100 people

Infografik [auf Visual.ly] der US-Stiftung 100 People . Globale Zusammenhänge werden durch Herunterbrechen der Weltbevölkerung auf 100 Menschen aufgezeigt.

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Electronic document
20.6.2018

Global Trends : forced displacement in 2017 / United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (Ed.)

In 2017, the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes worldwide came at a record rate of 44,400 every day. Fuelled in large part by new crises in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Myanmar, as well as the ongoing conflict in Syria, this population swelled by a net 2.9 million...
Electronic document
15.6.2018

Expanding the fortress : the policies, the profiteers and the people shaped by EU’s border externalisation programme / Mark Akkerman

The European Union has abandoned its enshrined commitment to human rights, democracy, freedom and human dignity by massively expanding its border externalisation efforts, argues a new report by the Transnational Institute and Stop Wapenhandel (Dutch Campaign Against Arms Trade). The EU’s...
Electronic document
15.6.2018

Foul play : sponsors leave workers (still) on the sidelines / BASIC for Collectif Éthique sur l’étiquette

The World Cup that will take place in Russia next June promises to be the most expensive in the tournament’s history, with an estimated budget of over 20 billion euros compared to the 8 billion euro budget of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and 3 billion euro budget of the 2010 World Cup in South...

Politics and general pages

Press release
12.4.2018

Massive contraction in Swiss development funding

Switzerland has clearly missed its own development assistance target. While the ODA quota remained just about stable across OECD countries, in Switzerland it dropped from 0.53% to 0.46%. A hefty 14% contraction.
Article AS news
5.4.2018

Saving for those back home

Migrants' remittances hit a new record in 2014. Some USD 600 billion were transferred to home countries worldwide. Yet the data situation is unclear and the discussion on development benefits complex.
Political article
12.1.2018

Where misunderstandings abound

Development cooperation is expected to prevent migration and guard against terrorism. This is too short-sighted. An overdue clarification of the limits and possibilities of development cooperation.

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