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| Multilateralism 4.0, Sustaining Peace | Publication

"In the Hot Seat: What can Germany Achieve in the Security Council?"

Germany’s time on the Security Council brings an opportunity for Berlin to demonstrate that it is ready to play at the highest level of global crisis management.

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May 15, 2018 | Sustaining Peace | Publication

"Forging Resilient Social Contracts: A Pathway to Preventing Violent Conflict and Sustaining Peace"

This Summary Findings Report introduces the project context, the project’s research framing, and findings from nine of the 11 case studies.

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April 23, 2018 | Inclusive Economy | Publication

"Making Banks Better"

Ten years after the last financial crisis, large banks are still creating risky financial instruments faster than policymakers can regulate them. Bank workers around the world are under pressure to sell these products.

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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, 2030 Agenda | Publication

"Infrastructure Investments: A Broad-based Policy Tool for Equitable and Sustainable Growth"

A lack of transparency, coordination, and information about global investment opportunities in infrastructure discourage adequate investment. What way forward?

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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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  • June 21, 2018 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    "Preparing the UN 2020 Summit"

    The 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020 presents a unique opportunity to renew and strengthen the organization.

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  • May 17, 2018 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    “President or Paper Tiger? Strengthening the Role of the President of the UN General Assembly”

    It is time to review and to strengthen the functioning of the Presidency of the General Assembly so that the office as an institution can deliver more...

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

    "Labour Migration and the Global Compact: Ensuring Rights, Protections and a Decent Work Agenda"

    Employment prospects in destination countries and the lack of decent work opportunities in origin countries are a driving force for millions of...

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  • May 15, 2018 | Multilateralism 4.0, Sustaining Peace | Event

    "Resilient Social Contracts and Sustaining Peace"

    To better understand—and indeed strengthen—the relationship between the state and the citizen, it is important to examine what drives inclusive and...

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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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