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The fifth Forum for the Future on "Making globalisation fair" (from left): Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel, President of Brot für die Welt, Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labour, Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights and Patrick Zahn, CEO of KiK Textilien

Ministers Müller and Heil advocate fair supply chains

20.02.2019 - The fifth Forum for the Future on "Making globalisation fair" on 20 February, to be held at the German Development Ministry, will focus on corporate responsibility for sustainable supply chains. Following an opening speech by Development Minister Gerd Müller, Labour Minister Hubertus Heil will deliver a keynote address on social standards in global supply chains. more

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Building resilience through adaptive social protection – Speech by Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn at the World Bank Social Protection and Jobs South-South Learning Forum

19.02.2018 - Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, good morning and a warm welcome to Frankfurt on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. It is an honor to co-host the South-South Learning Forum in Germany and I am very happy to be speaking to you this morning. The next few days are about learning. We are here to learn from around 70 different countries and from their experiences in adapting and strengthening social protection systems. How can we ensure that our people do not end up falling into poverty as a result of life risks, shocks or crises? more

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