Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia

  • 03.07.2020 | COVID-19 on East Asia | Coronabrief

    Mongolia’s diplomacy amidst the pandemic and geopolitical rivalries

    Rising geopolitical tensions and the COVID-19 pandemic constitute a major challenge for Mongolia’s multilateral and regional initiatives. To avoid...


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  • 01.07.2020 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | Event, News

    Web Talk Series – Decent work for all: A post-COVID union agenda

    Event announcement: The debate over the post-COVID future is in full swing. Join us to discuss the agenda for trade unions and social justice across...


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  • 26.06.2020 | COVID-19 on South East Asia | Coronabrief

    A wake-up call to cooperation in Myanmar?

    The coronavirus pandemic is uncovering the possible downfalls of Myanmar’s co-dependent development model. In a post-COVID world, the Southeast Asian...


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FES in Asia

This website gives you regular updates of FES regional projects and activities across our Asia country offices.

It offers news articles on current debates and a range of research publications and policy briefs to download.  

02.07.2020 | Cooperation for Peace and Security | News

Human rights in the Afghan peace process

The Afghan peace process is at a crossroads. Violence is escalating, human rights workers and civilians are targeted, and rights abuses are widespread. Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission, which continues to work under enormously difficult conditions, has a strong popular mandate and plays a key role in ensuring that any peace agreement will be worthy of the name.


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01.07.2020 | Trade, labour and social dialogue | Event, News

Web Talk Series – Decent work for all: A post-COVID union agenda

Event announcement: The debate over the post-COVID future is in full swing. Join us to discuss the agenda for trade unions and social justice across the Asia-Pacific region! A web talk series jointly organized by the ITUC-AP and FES Asia every Wednesday starting 24 June.


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19.06.2020 | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | News

Dignity and recognition for care workers in Asia

Human survival requires care work, yet paid and unpaid care work still lack recognition. An FES working group on the future of the care economy has developed an animation video with recommendations to improve the value of care work in Asia. Two group members from India and the Philippines share their insights.


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FES Economy of Tomorrow (Regional Project)

Socially just, resilient and green dynamic growth is necessary to produce the conditions for a Good Society with full capabilities for all. A project that brings together thinkers from Asia and Europe to tackle this challenge.

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FES Afghanistan

A constructive dialogue between civil society and state actors, peaceful conflict resolution as well as women and youth empowerment are core areas of our work in Kabul since 2002.

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FES India

Since 1981, the FES Delhi office is working on women, gender and youth equality, labour rights as well as a socially balanced economy. Explore what FES has achieved here so far.

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FES Pakistan

Explore the work of our Islamabad office on women and youth empowerment, the promotion of democracy and a socially just economy. FES Pakistan has functioned as a catalyst in the country and region since the 1980s.

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FES Thailand

Social justice and an active civil society are key aims of our work in Thailand. Since 1970, our Bangkok office has supported the democratization process and democratic actors.

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FES Vietnam

Among the first NGOs in Vietnam, FES is supporting the renovation process known as Doi moi since 1990. The promotion of social justice and political participation are key areas in this relation.

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FES Bangladesh

In 2014, FES officially opened its office in Dhaka. Together with partners, we facilitate inclusive dialogues on social justice with a focus on labour rights, sustainable development and international cooperation.

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FES Indonesia

Sustainability, social transformation in the city and the welfare state – those are the areas our office in Jakarta has been working on since 1968. Albeit success in these fields, challenges remain to this day.

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FES Nepal

How can democratic political institutions and an active civil society be fostered in Nepal? This is one question the FES office has been working on in different projects since 1994.

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FES Myanmar

In Myanmar, country that has experienced over 50 years of military rule, FES promotes an inclusive and participatory reform process. A socially just society and enhanced peace and cooperation are core values of our mission.

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FES Mongolia

With more than 20 years since it first started to work in Mongolia, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung from its office in Ulaanbaatar supports partners in promoting social democracy, gender equality and a just society.

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FES Philippines

In the Philippines since 1964, we promote democracy and work to strengthen the social and ecological dimensions of economic development through education, research, political dialogue, and international cooperation. 

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