Sustaining Peace

Although wars between states continue to be in decline, the number of casualties from armed strife are on the rise. This is the result of asymmetrical conflicts between state and non-state actors, and of new forms of organized violence. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly clear that peace is more than the absence of war. Peace, to be sustainable, needs to be nourished before, during, and after conflicts. And while some states actively undermine people’s security, functioning, accountable state structures remain desirable to guarantee human security needs and rights. FES New York works with UN Member States and other actors towards an inclusive notion of peace that addresses the security concerns of states but also of the end users of peace – the individual human beings.

Our latest Events

January 18, 2018 | Sustaining Peace | Event

“Providing Security in Times of Uncertainty: "Mosaic Security Systems and the UN’s Quest for Coherence While Sustaining Peace”

In cooperation with ACUNS and OEF Research, FES New York organized this roundtable discussion on the report of the FES Global Reflection Group...

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December 20, 2017 | Sustaining Peace, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

"UN Security Council and Climate Change: Bully Pulpit or Bull in a China Shop?"

FES New York co-hosted this publication launch and discussion on climate change and the UN Security Council together with the Permanent Missions of...

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October 12, 2017 | Sustaining Peace | Event

"Assisting Victims and Remediating the Environment – Putting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons into Action"

FES New York and partners co-hosted this side event on the recently adopted Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and its positive...

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Our latest Publications

  • | 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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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