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Call for Papers

10th UN-Research Colloquium:
"The United Nations and Resources"
8 - 10 October 2020 at the Ruhr-University Bochum

The colloquium is organized by the Working Group on Young UN Research (AG Junge UN-Forschung) in the United Nations Association of Germany (Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen, hereinafter DGVN) in cooperation with the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) and the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB).

Under the topic "The United Nations and Resources" the role of resources (material and immaterial) for the stability of the UN as well as the global regulatory framework and peace between states, but also the resource focus of transnational corporations will be examined. In doing so, we want to shed light on "traditional" resources such as money, manpower, natural resources/land resources, water, land, but also on often forgotten resources such as political influence, trust, good governance and other soft power elements. Especially big global challenges like the current COVID-19 crisis raise questions about the distribution and value of these very diverse resources.

Deadline for abstracts: 1st August 2020

Please find more information in the full Call for Papers: English / German