Events

  • Speech on the Role of Peace in Advancing Achievement of SDGs

    Over the last three decades, a diverse group of leaders from private corporations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and subnational government leaders have developed and promoted a global agenda of collective action. From advancing human rights to combating climate change, these diverse group of leaders have become new governors in world politics. What is worrisome is, more recently, a second movement—a loose array of populist and nationalist groups and governments—have questioned the forward momentum of institutionalized global cooperation.

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  • How to improve labour conditions in Indonesian palm oil plantations 2018

    Janneke Bosman started working for the Sen Foundation in 2009 and has supported us in several ways: as a researcher, general support and coordinator. Since 2009, she has been dedicated to work for and to support the Foundation.

    In 2016 she started working at CNV Internationaal, a foundation that supports trade unions in development countries. There, she is currently responsible for Indonesia. During one of their current programs, CNV Internationaal supports the trade unions in the palm oil sector. Earlier this year in January, Janneke together with CNV Internationaal travelled to Indonesia to produce a movie which shows how a process of continuous, constructive social dialogue between company and trade union is leading to improvements of labour conditions of workers at palm oil plantations and mills.

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  • Wereld in Beweging Book Presentation

    On Wednesday 19 September 2018 the book Wereld in Beweging (World in Movement) was officially presented at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). This Dutch textbook on International Relations for bachelor students in The Netherlands is a production by researchers, lecturers and interns of the research group/lectorate on International Peace, Justice and Security of THUAS in cooperation with the Sen Foundation.

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  • Presenting the book “Wereld in Beweging”

    De wereld verandert snel. Hoe moeten wij ons op de toekomst voorbereiden? Dat begint met een goed begrip van hoe de wereld feitelijk in elkaar zit, wat de drijvende krachten zijn, hoe machtspolitiek van de grote mogendheden op andere landen inwerkt en aan welke eisen van volkenrecht en politieke ethiek goed beleid hoort te voldoen. Ook de werking van de mondiale economie en van internationale organisaties als de VN, de NAVO en de EU is erg belangrijk.

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  • International Day of Non-Violence

    On Tuesday, the 2nd of October, the International Day of Non-Violence will be celebrated at the Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2, The Hague. This program is being organized by Stichting Standbeeld Mahatma Gandhi and is supported by the Municipality of The Hague, Carnegie Foundation & the Embassy of India.

    The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on the 2nd October, on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. Gandhi, who led India to independence, has been the inspiration for non-violent movements for civil rights and social change across the world.

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  • Sumer School

    This summer, the Sen Foundation will again run its annual summer school module at The Hague University of Applied Sciences on Human Rights, Security and Development. The students explore issues such as economic development, energy security and geopolitics through an interdisciplinary approach combining political science, economics, history and sociology.

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