This issue of the G20-BRICS Update covers the hopes and fears for the G20 Summit in November 2014; outcomes of the BRICS Summit in July 2014; the G20's Global Infrastructure Initiative; and Korea's experience with public-private partnerships (PPP)s.

New website on Feminism and Gender Democracy

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Photo: Independent Group of Feminists

Dear Friends,

We are glad to present Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus's new, feminist web-site!  This new platform will be exclusively dedicated to our gender democracy projects.



Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus has been arrested in Baku. The regime’s savage crackdown on press and opposition started long before the presidential elections of 2013.

On May 22-23 South Caucasus Regional Office organized series of events "Ukraine between Revolution and War"

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Europe and South Caucasus


The German public's empathy or antipathy for the Ukrainian revolt against the Yanukovych regime is blanketed by a deeper difference: the view of Russia. As in earlier periods of German history, Germany’s relationship with the West is reflected in Russian politics.

Child's drawing of the character of the Sochi Olympics in 2014

With the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius (Lithuania) approaching on November 28-29, 2013, the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) aims to give insiders’ views on state of Armenia's, Azerbaijan's and Georgia's integration into the European community.

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Conflict Transformation

The persisting “frozen” military conflicts surrounding the South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Nagorno Karabakh regions restrict sustainable economic and social development as well as the establishment of free democratic civil societies in the South Caucasus.

The project CAUCADOC was implemented in cooperation with Czech organization People in Need. It was part of a wider program funded by EC to support documentary filmmaking and running in the whole South Caucasus in 2012-14. HBF SC cooperated with project during 2013 by co-funding part of the festival.

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Ecology and Sustainable Development

All graphics of the publication "Resource Politics for a Fair Future" are licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC-ND). You can download the files in jpg format here.

All chapters of the publication Resource "Politics for a Fair Future" are licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-NC-ND). You can download the single chapters in pdf format here.

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