United Nations

Dossier

It is high time to view security not in a military context, but in a humane one: Women’s rights need to be strengthened, and women need to be recognized as shapers of peace and security policy. With this dossier we would like to show the way forward towards a Feminist Foreign Policy.

In 2006 an human rights experts launched the “Principles on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity” in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. We have talked to some of the co-authors about the significance of the document and its future.

The UN climate summit in Marrakech from 7th to 18th November is the crucial next step for operationalizing the Paris Agreement. Many controversial issues are on the agenda such as damages caused by climate change and financing for the poorest countries.