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10th UN-Research Colloquium on "The UN and Resources" at the IEE

united nations 1184119 1920This week, the 10th UN-Research Colloquium on "The UN and Resources" takes place at the IEE. It was jointly organised by the Working Group on Young UN Research in the United Nations Association of Germany (Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen, 'DGVN'), 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, the colloquium wants 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.

The IEE's managing director Prof. Wilhelm Löwenstein and the IFHV's executive director Prof. Pierre Thielbörger will open the programme with keynote speeches and set the scene for the upcoming panels.

The annual colloquium was brought to the RUB by Henrike Roth (IEE) and Timeela Manandhar (IEE, IFHV), who will welcome all speakers to Bochum - with some participants joining digitally.

They are also participating as authors and speakers, Henrike Roth with a paper on "Economic Growth, Poverty, and Globalisation – A Theoretical Explanation for Development" and Timeela Manandhar with a paper on "The UN Guiding Principles – Human Rights Due Diligence of Corporations".

Programme of the Colloquium (German) as PDF file