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| Multilateralism 4.0, Sustaining Peace | Publication

"In Search of Pathways to Peace"

UN Secretary-General António Guterres plans to instill new life into the United Nations by making prevention of wars and armed conflicts the hallmark of his administration. The only question is, how to achieve this?

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March 29, 2018 | 2030 Agenda, Multilateralism 4.0, Inclusive Economy | Publication

MACROSCOPE: "Growth & the Elephant in the Room"

The challenges of financing for development (FFD) are many - from a weakened multilateral system to persistent inequalities - but the key for UN delegates negotiating the outcome of the upcoming FFD Forum? Focus not only on the need for economic growth, but on who will benefit from it.

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| Multilateralism 4.0, Sustaining Peace | Publication

"Think Piece 22: Security in Times of Uncertainty in Asia"

Asia's security outlook still appears to be laden with uncertainties. From the changing dynamics in the balance of power, an emboldened North Korea and the threat of the different shades of terrorism and radical extremism, there are serious concerns about the prospects for peace and security in the region.

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| Sustaining Peace, Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

"Think Piece 21: Providing Security in Times of Uncertainty"

The final report, distills the findings of a two-year effort by more than 20 international experts to find answers on how to overcome rising insecurity and its attendant ills.

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| Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

"President or Paper Tiger? The Role of the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations"

This publication focuses on the role and influence of the President of the UN General Assembly within political affairs as well as how much influence he should have to deliver for the UN Member States.

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| Sustaining Peace, Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

"Climate Change and Global Security – What role for the UN Security Council?"

This publication focuses on the connection of climate change and global security and discusses whether actions on climate change could trigger transformations of the UN Security Council.

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| Inclusive Economy | Publication

"Are the Multilateral Organizations Fighting Inequality?" 2017 Financial Impact Report Executive Summary

This report reviews policies of the United Nations (UN), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank Group (WBG) and other global financial rule-makers, and scores them on a scale of 1–5 on their efforts and success at reducing inequalities.

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| Sustaining Peace | Publication

"The Nuclear Weapons Ban and Human Security for All: Assessing the Draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons from a Human Security Perspective"

This publication discusses proposals for a strong, integral nuclear weapons ban treaty that among others includes references to human rights, environmental law and victim assistance.

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| Inclusive Economy | Publication

"Making the Global Financial System More Resilient: A Regional / Group-wise Approach to Sovereign Debt Workouts"

This publication proposes limited debt relief schemes to overcome weaknesses of debt restructuring mechanisms and thus preventing a new debt and financial crisis.

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February 01, 2017 | Inclusive Economy | Publication

"The Silk Road Economic Belt: Security Implications and EU–China Cooperation Prospects"

This publication by SIPRI in collaboration with FES examines security dynamics and EU interests related to the Belt and provides recommendations for EU-China cooperation and engagement.

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February 01, 2017 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

"Strengthening Civil Society Engagement with the United Nations"

FES New York together with three other founding organizations of the campaign '1 for 7 billion' (United Nations Association-UK, CIVICUS and Avaa) co-produced this publication committed to a democratic and transparent election of the new Secretary-General.

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  • April 24, 2018 | Inclusive Economy | Event

    “Moving Forward on Debt and Debt Sustainability: With a special focus on the situation of Caribbean Countries”

    On the sidelines of the 2018 FfD Forum, FES and partners have teamed up to present a luncheon and roundtable - with a special focus on the situation...

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  • April 23, 2018 | Inclusive Economy | Event

    "Before the next storm – Debt relief as a crisis response for Caribbean countries and how other SIDS might benefit”

    The 2017 hurricane season was one of the worst in the history of the Caribbean. This side event, co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Antigua and...

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  • March 15, 2018 | Inclusive Economy, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    "Networking Across Boards and Borders: Strategies for Advancing Gender Equality in Rural Areas"

    FES and partners co-hosted this international reception on the sidelines of CSW62 bringing together feminist activists, academics and policy-makers...

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  • March 13, 2018 to March 14, 2018 | Inclusive Economy | Event

    "Gender and Trade Think-Meeting"

    FES and partners co-convened this think meeting to underscore the renewed need for critical analysis and advocacy on gender, trade, and interlinking...

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  • February 15, 2018 | 2030 Agenda, Inclusive Economy | Event

    "Financing the SDGs: Revealing the Links between Illicit Financial Flows and Domestic Resource Mobilization"

    On the occasion of the First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax, FES and partners co-organized this side event on the links...

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  • February 05, 2018 | Inclusive Economy, 2030 Agenda | Event

    'Rights-Based Social Protection: From Rhetoric to Action'

    FES New York was pleased to support colleagues from the FES Zambia office and partners in organizing this side event to the 56th Commission on Social...

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  • February 02, 2018 | Inclusive Economy | Event

    Civil Society Forum 2018

    FES New York co-hosted this year’s Civil Society Forum to bring together UN officials, CSOs and activists from across the globe to discuss how we can...

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  • January 23, 2018 | Inclusive Economy | Event

    "Working Lunch on Graduation Issues – Exchange with Member States in preparation for the 2018 report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development"

    FES New York and partners organized this working lunch at the UN Delegates Dining Room to address issues related to graduation from concessional...

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