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The new composition of the UN Human Rights Council as of 1 January 2021

Map of the Month 10/2020

On 13 October, the UN General Assembly elected 15 new member states for a period of 3 years (2021-23) into the UN Human Rights Council that consists of 47-member states. Candidates are nominated by 5 regional groups that often do not allow for selection ("clean slate"). Only the Asia Pacific group allowed for selection: China was elected, but with an all-time low of 139 votes; with only 90 votes Saudi Arabia did not make it at all. Russia and Cuba are among the newly elected members as well.

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Geneva Barometer

Developments in the Geneva International Organisations mid-July – mid-October

The “Geneva Barometer” takes an occasional look at selected developments in the international organisations based in Geneva.

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The Roberts Court

An Unconventional 2020 U.S. Supreme Court Term

With confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett underway three weeks ahead of the US elections, this analysis of the 2020 session of the United States Supreme Court highlights that Chief Justice John G Roberts aims to uphold the role of the Supreme Court as a fair and unbiased umpire.

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Strengthening the partnership between Europe and Africa

African and European parliamentarians discuss ways of closer parliamentary cooperation

Promoting close cooperation between Europe and Africa is a priority of Germany's current EU Council Presidency. In addition to relations at government level, parliamentary exchange plays a decisive role in this context. On Monday, at the invitation of KAS, European and African members of parliament therefore discussed possibilities for closer parliamentary cooperation in times of Corona and in the context of the envisaged new EU-Africa strategy at a digital conference.

Addressing the Challenges of Urbanization in Africa

A Summary of the 2019 African Policy Circle Discussions

This publication is a joint output by the African Policy Circle, a group of civil society organizations and think tanks from Africa whose goal is to strengthen sub-Saharan voices in global, continental, regional, and national development debates as well as to promote good governance through critical reflection and innovative ideas. The African Policy Circle is supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi).

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PISA banned from schools

Education system in Bosnia and Herzegovina

OECD has been implementing the PISA programme of international student assessment every three years since 2000. The number of participating countries has been continuously growing. This also applies to the acceptance of study findings and necessary changes in the education systems. With 79 participating countries and regions, PISA achieved the greatest international dissemination in 2018. Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in the PISA study for the first time three years ago. Around 7,000 students from 138 schools in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FB&H), 70 schools from Republika Srpska (RS) and five schools from Brčko District took part in the international student assessment.

Clear majority against “Schweixit”

SVP’s “limitation initiative” clearly fails – future of the framework agreement between the EU and Switzerland still open

The EU, Germany and also the Swiss Federal Council can take a deep breath. As predicted in the polls, the Swiss electorate clearly re-jected the “limitation initiative”, which would have meant an end to the free move-ment of persons, with 61.7% of the votes to 38.3%. A serious crisis in relations between the EU and Switzerland could thus be avert-ed. Swiss citizens have thereby clearly ex-pressed their support for a pragmatic part-nership with the EU. However, difficult talks still lie ahead in terms of future relations, which are to be given a new legal basis with a framework agreement.

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Geneva Telegram – The WTO leadership race

Latest developments in the race for the post of the WTO Director-General

The „Geneva Telegram“ analyses current developments in the multilateral organizations in Ge- neva relative to current events. This time it is devoted to the search for the future Director-Gen- eral of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Vietnam – Partner for Prosperity through Free Trade and Innovation

A Case Study from the Partner-Atlas

A "socialist-oriented market economy"determines the economy of Vietnam. More than three decades of continuous economic growth and political stability have resulted in communist-ruled Vietnam establishing itself as an influential actor not only in Southeast Asia. Vietnam is, for example, linked to the EU through the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) that recently came into effect, and to Germany through a Strategic Partnership.

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Young and Diverse

The U.S. Electorate in 2020 and the Rise of the Millennial and Minority Vote

Signs are growing that the 2020 voter turnout could be record breaking high with a surge of new voters potentially producing the most diverse electorate in American history. Millennials and minorities are projected to equal or even surpass the share of eligible voters composed of Baby Boomers and the Silent and Greatest Generations. Noteworthy is the cause of this: demographic change. The 2020 election will mark the first time that women are a voting majority; and Hispanic people will be the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the electorate. These groups each represent strong voting blocks and have the potential to tip the balance of this historic election in favor of their choice issues and candidate – especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and movements for social and racial justice, and equality which are likely to toss up previously expected voting behaviors.

Facts & Findings

aus der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

This serial informs and merges major issues of current topics the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is dealing with.

The editions present:

  • Results and recommendations
  • Offer short analysis
  • Illustrate future plans and
  • List contacts within the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Die Frau in unserer Zeit

Lebensentwürfe von Frauen –
was hat sich verändert?

Jede Ausgabe widmete sich einem Schwerpunktthema aus Politik und Gesellschaft, der Arbeits- und Familienwelt, aus Kultur und Literatur und diskutierte dieses aus frauenpolitischer Sicht.

Handreichungen zur Politischen Bildung

Grundlageninformationen zur Beteiligung
an aktuellen politischen Diskussionen

Mit der Reihe „Handreichungen zur Politischen Bildung“ möchte die Politische Bildung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung interessierte Bürgerinnen und Bürger über politische Entwicklungen informieren, Orientierungen in Sachfragen geben und das Interesse an politischer Mitwirkung stärken. Die Handreichungen verstehen sich als Grundlageninformationen zur Beteiligung an aktuellen politischen Diskussionen.

Historical/political messages

Archive for Christian democratic politics

The "Historisch-Politische Mitteilungen" are available in bookshops. They appear once a year with a volume of approx. 260 pages. The retail price is 19,50 EUR.

Interview

Gespräche und Diskussionen mit Expertinnen und Experten der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

KAS International

Information from the Department of European and International Cooperation

This series informs about current important events and developments of our work to point out our wide spectrum of activities.

Country Reports

Short political reports of the KAS offices abroad

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a political foundation. Our offices abroad are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries. The country reports offer current analyses, exclusive evaluations, background information and forecasts - provided by our international staff.

Materialien für die Arbeit vor Ort

Kleine Schriftenreihe zu aktuellen Themen der Kommunalpolitik

Mit der eigenen Reihe "Materialien für die Arbeit vor Ort" bereitet die Stiftung zu aktuellen Themen wichtige Informationen in handhabbarer Form auf, so dass sie in der kommunalpolitischen Praxis nutzbar sind. Eine weitere Serie unter dem Titel "Diskurs kommunal" befasst sich mit besonderen Aspekten der Kommunalpolitik.

Newsletter

Wissenswertes aus der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Das Wichtigste aus der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung auf einen Blick - das möchte Ihnen der Newsletter bieten. Zehnmal im Jahr wählen wir für Sie Neuigkeiten zu aktuellen Projekten, Veranstaltungen und Veröffentlichungen im In- und Ausland aus. Darüber informiert der Newsletter kurz und bündig. Wenn Sie es genauer wissen möchten, führen Links Sie direkt auf die Homepage der Stiftung. Dort finden Sie ausführliche Informationen: aktuelle Berichte, Hintergrundmaterial, Veranstaltungsprogramme, Publikationen zum Herunterladen und vieles mehr. Über E-Mail können Sie direkt mit unseren Experten Kontakt aufnehmen. Ab dem 25. eines Monats berichtet der Newsletter über Aktuelles des kommenden Monats, im November und Juni erscheinen Doppelnummern.

Press releases

Informieren Sie sich über die aktuellen Pressemeldungen der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

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