Through an observation window, the view goes into the assembly room of the United Nations. On the right side is the lectern, a central wall with the large UN logo, and two screens showing the speaker. On the left side, the audience sits in rows of seats

The Secretary-General of the United Nations addresses the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (April 2023)


International relations

Wars in Syria, Ukraine and Gaza, tensions between China and the USA, the relationship between the Global South and the Global North: Although the creation of organisations such as the United Nations and the European Union appeared to usher in the age of multilateralism, world politics remains largely shaped by inter-state relations.

For this reason, KULTURAUSTAUSCH keeps tabs on how states relate to each other, exploring what shapes foreign policy and the role played by political, civil society and cultural exchange - in the form of academic or international development cooperation or artistic projects.

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