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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





Pasig City, Metro Manila Philippines

Supporting young progressives in Asia

The Network of Social Democracy in Asia - SOCDEM Asia, the Olof Palme International Center and FES Philippines announces the opening of a new batch of Political Management Training for Young Progressives. Young progressives from five different countries and eight member organizations of SOCDEM Asia will take part in the training that will take place 12-16 May at Ortigas, Pasig City, Metro...

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Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Jobless growth or Jobs 4.0?

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Vietnam and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities of Ho Chi Minh City are organising an international conference in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) on automation and the future of work. Part of the Economy of Tomorrow working line, this conference brings together experts from Asia and Europe who will discuss three main sets of questions over...

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Making just transition a reality

Bangkok ― Historically, tram workers were the first to form a union in Thailand, where today workers share a global challenge,...

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Preparing the workforce for the future

On the occasion of the International Workers' Day, Christopher Ng of UNI Asia & Pacific with a call for an...

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Interview: The gender pay gap in Pakistan

Islamabad (Pakistan) ― We need to connect and create synergies between the women’s movement and struggles with existing labour movements in...

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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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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.