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Promoting Democracy and Development

FES strengthens democratic institutions and progressive networks to promote development.

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Promoting Social Justice

FES is reinforcing social justice as a key factor for inclusive growth and as a core element of political and economic processes in Asia.

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Struggling for An Alternate Growth Paradigm

FES is building coalitions for a socially just, resilient and green dynamic development path.

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Initiating Peace Dialogues in the Region

FES is working to improve the regional cooperation and to build up mutual trust among key figures from politics and civil society in Afghanistan and its neighboring countries.

Shaping a new model of a socially just, resilient and green dynamic economic growth for the people in Asia.

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Working towards building mutual trust among key figures from politics and civil society in Afghanistan. 

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News & Events





Phnom Penh Cambodia

Crafting CLS+ strategy

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is organising a workshop in Phnom Penh to discuss the next steps of  Core Labour Standards Plus (CLS+), a regional project in Asia. The aim of the project is to promote compliance with labour standards in trade agreements. Researchers from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Pakistan and Vietnam will come together on 30 March to discuss over three days their findings regarding compliance...

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Singapore Singapore

Shaping up for action!

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and its newly formed core group of participants in the regional project “Political Feminism in Asia” will meet for the first time in Singapore to form an Asia-wide gender-inclusive network of progressive feminists and political economists. The aim of the two-year project is to identify how existing gender inequalities and power structures that sustain them can be deconstructed, using...

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Academy of Work launched to boost trade union training

Dhaka (Bangladesh) ― FES and partners contribute to constructive social partnerships and harmonious industrial relations in the lead up to...

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Bucking the middle-income trap threat

Dhaka (Bangladesh) – At a launch of a new study by FES and partners, experts discuss the Bangladesh transformative journey...

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Rethinking Asia

Tutzing (Germany) ― An expert forum and newly launched publication broach the debate on the security and cooperation implications of...

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Unseen Shadows | Migration and the barren lives of Changar

Himachal Pradesh (India) – A short documentary by FES raises awareness about the hardships of women and the families of migrant workers in...

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Since the beginning of FES’ work in South, Southeast and East Asia nearly 50 years ago, FES has been focusing on promoting democracy and strengthening the social dimension of economic development.