Areas of Engagement


by Fatma Alloo

Society has always talked of peace and security and sustainable development and common statement like investing in women makes good business sense is a clichè in the UN language and development world of aid donors and recipients.


Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV): Towards a new development cooperation agenda

*Press release, The Hague, 20 May 2011 

The Millennium Development Goals are eight time-related, quantifiable international agreements to make real progress in reducing poverty and promoting development by 2015. An international conference will be held on the status of the agreements in Tokyo on 2 and 3 June 2011.

Interview with René Grotenhuis, President of SID Netherlands Chapter

by Angela Zarro, SID Secretariat

Q: SID was founded 50 years ago in a completely different political and cultural international context. What role do you see for organizations like SID, today, within the broader development community?

From panel discussions to small groups workshops, issues which are essential to shape a more sustainable paradigm for people, earth and society, will be addressed and discussed.

The topics, among others, include: Economic progress, empowerment, and inclusiveness | Science and technology for sustainable development |Human security and sustainable human development|Gender equality | Governance, citizenship, participation and new social contracts.

Interview with Daniel Runde, President SID Washington D.C. Chapter

Q.: Before your appointment as President of SID Washington Chapter you have served for many years on the chapter's board. How did you come to join SID?

Synergy of State and Society in a Globalized World

On Monday 21 March 2011, Gary Dymski, Professor of Economics at the University of California (Riverside), delivered the sixth lecture of SID NL Chapter 2011 lecture series 'Global Values in a Changing World'.