In a context of persisting economic problems since the secession of South Sudan in 2011, widening income disparities and widespread poverty, FES strives together with political decision makers, experts from ministries, academia and non-governmental organisations to raise new ideas for Sudan’s economic and social progress and to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The development of poverty reduction strategies, social security and alternative, balanced and sustainable macro-economic policies as well as the reform of the education system are of great importance in this perspective. Particular attention is paid to the situation of women and gender equality in Sudan.
FES has been a longstanding partner of the trade union movement in Sudan and engages to improve workers’ rights, e.g. in the Sudanese sugar, harbour and railway industries. Our objective is to make trade unions fit for the challenges posed by the new global economic order through trainings and seminars on labourers’ rights, labour legislation and regional and international trade organisations and agreements.