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COP24: Coal Country Hosts Climate Negotiations

Expectations were high for COP24, yet world leaders failed to adequately respond to climate change. What happened at COP24 and what does this mean for Palestine and the region?

By Ruba Anabtawi

Newest Publications

Perspectives Issue #15 - Unboxing the Game: the Obvious & the Obscure

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Politics are brimming with metaphoric references to games – be it the famous “Great Game” as the diplomatic confrontation of great powers in Asia at the beginning of the 20th century was referred to, the understanding of strategic moves in a region as a “chess board,” war “theatres” or references to the “players,” the strong of them framed as “actors,” the weak as “pawns”, or the crazy ones behaving like “wild cards.”

Perspectives #14 - Minorities Beyond Ethnic and Religious Divides

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Put ‘Minorities in the Middle East’ into any search engine and a huge volume of articles are displayed insinuating that ethnic, tribal, family and sectarian affiliations are the only relevant factors needed to aid an understanding of the politics and societies of the Maghreb and Mashreq. Be it the often praised ‘mosaic’ of multi-ethnic and multi-religious societies, or the explanation and anticipation of actual and potential conflicts in the Middle East, that are shaped by ethnic, tribal or confessional affiliations, the reading has a flavour of exoticism and orientalism. So for this issue of Perspectives, we decided to ask authors in a broader sense about minority-majority relationships that can, but do not necessarily have to, tackle ethnic or confessional subjects.

Democracy & Human Rights

Heinrich Böll Stiftung Palestine & Jordan concludes a 3-day journalistic training workshop on the rights of migrant workers and human trafficking in the region

In the framework of the project “Strengthening the legal and social status and enhancing the protection of migrant workers in Jordan and the region”, hbs Palestine & Jordan organized a 3-day workshop for 15 journalists from Palestine and Jordan. The participants were trained in investigative reporting on human trafficking, the situation of migrant workers and cases of violations of the rights of migrant workers. The workshop was designed and conducted by hbs´ Amman-based partner, the “Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism” (ARIJ).

The Importance of Civil Societies

To stand up for civil societies worldwide our Berlin headquarters are launching the Global Perspective Conference on “The Future of Civil Spaces” with over 160 international participants. In coordination with the conference the Heinrich Böll Foundation also launched the Civic Charter which is the global framework for people’s participation and aims to protect civil societies. The charter calls on governments to guarantee and protect civil societies.

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Environmental Justice

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Palestine & Jordan holds a two-day workshop in Aqaba on plastic & solid waste

The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Palestine & Jordan (hbs) held a two-day workshop (between November 7th & 8th) in Aqaba, Jordan on the impact of plastic & solid waste on our cities and oceans under the slogan “More Plastic than Fish in the Ocean?”. The event was held in partnership with the Royal Marine Conservation Society (JREDS) and involved twelve environmental activists, active change makers, and researchers as well as six expert speakers from Jordan and Palestine to discuss a variety of topics related to plastic & solid waste pollution.

What's at stake for COP 24?

Briefing

The Katowice UN Climate Change Conference will take place in Katowice from the 3rd till the 14th of December 2018. 

By Don Lehr

Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs) Wraps Up its Regional Summer School 2018 in Tunis

On the topic of “Citizen Participation in Urban Sustainable Development”, Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs) represented by its offices in Palestine & Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Morocco concluded a five-day regional summer school in Tunis, hosted and organized by hbs Tunisia Office.

The event took place between July 15th – 21st, 2018. It brought together 23 environmental activists, architects, artists and young community leaders from the MENA Region and provided them with a platform for capacity building, debate, and the exchange of ideas, opinions and experiences from the region on civil participation and sustainable urban development.

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Policy Analysis

Two IPS scholars awarded prestigious accolades

Press release With joy and pride Heinrich Boell Foundation Palestine & Jordan congratulates the two scholars of the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) on receiving awards from the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES) and the State of Palestine, respectively.

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A Space for new Ideas, Discussions and Exchange

 

The hbs Palestine/ Jordan office in Ramallah opens the doors to its new rooftop conference room. We invite activist groups and NGOs, who share the values of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, to use the meeting room free of charge. It provides space for around 35 people and includes the possibility to project presentations or films.  It has a wonderful, wide view from Ramallah to Jerusalem.

To schedule meetings or acquire further information, please send an e-mail to info@ps.boell.org or call + 972 2 296 1121
The room is available during our office hours from Saturday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
In exceptional cases and with prior agreement meetings are possible outside of the office hours. 

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hbs Brochure

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The hbs office in Ramallah opened in 1999. It currently operates as a regional office with responsibility for Palestine and Jordan. The activities of hbs are guided by the fundamental political values of universal human rights, ecology, democracy, solidarity, and non-violence. The hbs office Ramallah is working in close partnership with currently more than 20 local partner organizations in Gaza, East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Jordan.

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Green Economy is a source of both hope and controversy. For some, it points the way out of permanent environmental and economic crises and promises to reconcile – a long cherished Utopia – ecology and economics. It fosters the hope that we can hang on to our current high standard of material prosperity.

On 2nd October 2017, we celebrated with all our partners and friends the closing of our EU funded project "Advancing the Rights of Vulnerable Palestinian Women and Children in East Jerusalem"