The other kind of development

The other kind of development

Being quiet about unjust situations is no option for Sakher Al-Mohamad – neither in Syria nor in Germany. Criticizing the Syrian government in his home country was no longer safe for him. The journalist arrived in Germany as a refugee in 2014 and has raised his voice about many political issues.

What does blue mean to a refugee artist?

What does blue mean to a refugee artist?

Colors affect our behaviors and have certain psychological and emotional impacts on human beings. Yet the meanings of colors vary within different cultures and regions of the world. Watch how an artist’s perception about blue color changed, after a life threatening journey through Aegean sea.

Daily Activist

Daily Activist

Diego Jara labels himself as an activist with a twist. While others fight on the street and shout to the authorities, he sits in an office with several stakeholders and brings them into agreements. He only wishes to preserve the most precious resource on Earth: water.

Music: The seed of pleasure

Music: The seed of pleasure

Art can easily be defined as an abstract passion that masters our emotions: the fuel that feeds the fire we carry inside and at the same time, that sweet escapade that calms us down when things get too rough. “El Juana Banda” experiments that sensation every time he sings.

#GerMany

#GerMany

Cooperation for development – what stands behind it? – Just financial aid given by governments and other agencies to support development of developing countries? Or something else? Our answer is – development also means emotions!

The other kind of development
The other kind of development

Being quiet about unjust situations is no option for Sakher Al-Mohamad – neither in Syria nor in Germany. Criticizing the Syrian government in his home country was no longer safe for him. The journalist arrived in Germany as a refugee in 2014 and has raised his voice about many political issues.

What does blue mean to a refugee artist?
What does blue mean to a refugee artist?

Colors affect our behaviors and have certain psychological and emotional impacts on human beings. Yet the meanings of colors vary within different cultures and regions of the world. Watch how an artist’s perception about blue color changed, after a life threatening journey through Aegean sea.

Daily Activist
Daily Activist

Diego Jara labels himself as an activist with a twist. While others fight on the street and shout to the authorities, he sits in an office with several stakeholders and brings them into agreements. He only wishes to preserve the most precious resource on Earth: water.

Music: The seed of pleasure
Music: The seed of pleasure

Art can easily be defined as an abstract passion that masters our emotions: the fuel that feeds the fire we carry inside and at the same time, that sweet escapade that calms us down when things get too rough. “El Juana Banda” experiments that sensation every time he sings.

#GerMany
#GerMany

Cooperation for development – what stands behind it? – Just financial aid given by governments and other agencies to support development of developing countries? Or something else? Our answer is – development also means emotions!

Development Watch
Development Watch

In 2015 the United Nations finalized its future agenda for a better world and set the Sustainable Development Goals. Experts say there should be some new international frameworks in order to make international private companies more accountable for their actions in Asia and Africa. How are they taking action?

Should religion be part of development cooperation?
Should religion be part of development cooperation?

Religion is often portrayed as a powerful driver of development in non-industrialised countries. However, for years Western development organisations were used to give scant attention to the ways in which certain set of beliefs relate to human rights and development.

Women in German Politics
Women in German Politics

Great female politicians like Angele Merkel have proved themselves in the field of politics, and they paved the way for the ascending women’s interest in politics. To see the outcome, we have the success story of the Iranian German Golli.

A Refugee In The UN City Bonn
A Refugee In The UN City Bonn

On March 2016, the United Nations Bonn commemorated its 20th anniversary. A student from Egypt wants to know how can the ‘International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNEVOC)’ be relevant to refugees based in the city.

The Transformation of a City
The Transformation of a City

There was a time when monarchs, statesmen and ambassadors were regular guests in Bonn. Now, experts in sustainability and development, lecturers and volunteers from all over the world have replaced them. For 50 years the city was Germany’s provisional capital, until the Berlin Wall fell and the German Parliament decided to move back again.

20 Years of UN in Bonn
20 Years of UN in Bonn

This year the UN Campus in Bonn commemorates its 20-year anniversary. Our eyes are on the United Nations University, a high profile educational institution that acts as a global think tank to UN organizations worldwide: the Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS).

A Life Between Monotony and Uncertainty
A Life Between Monotony and Uncertainty

The growing number of coming refugees may induce to assume that they are a homogeneous group. Nevertheless, they can tell all kind of stories, ranging from economic reasons to death threats.

Women Rising: Fight Against Violence
Women Rising: Fight Against Violence

According to the a survey in 2014, 62 million females have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15. We traveled to Viena and asked an expert about this issue.

Einen Schritt von dem Traum entfernt
Einen Schritt von dem Traum entfernt

Sport gibt uns Kraft, unsere Träume zu erfüllen. Für alle, die ihre Motivation im Leben verloren haben, kann der Lebensweg von Alhassane Balde, Rennrollstuhlfahrer, ein Beispiel sein.

Fighting for Gender Equity
Fighting for Gender Equity

In Pakistan – where four out of five women face some form of domestic abuse – the existence of strong women and their achievements are nothing short of a miracle.