FES in New York

Globalization with a Democratic and Social Design

The values of freedom, justice and solidarity inspire the educational and policy related work of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES).  As a progressive political foundation, the work of FES is oriented towards enhancing global solidarities and providing progressive solutions for pertinent global challenges - transforming our world as stipulated by the 2030 Agenda. FES believes in inclusion, participation and dialogue among all stakeholders to foster democracy, social justice and peace. 

The FES office in New York serves as a liaison between the United Nations and the International Finance Institutions in Washington D.C., FES field offices and partners in developing countries to strengthen the voice of the Global South. While working closely with academia and civil society as well as with the network of FES offices worldwide, activities often speak to multilateral institutions and their member states. International conferences and policy briefs address issues in three work areas:

Global Economy

  • Fiscal Policy, Monetary and Macro Policy
  • Finance and Banking
  • Labor and Social development
  • Global Governance

UN’s Role in the Global Peace and Security Architecture

  • Security Council
  • Disarmament
  • Atrocity Prevention
  • Non-traditional threats / nexus between development & security

Advancement of Multilateralism in the spirit of the 2030 Agenda

  • Institutions/Procedures/Working Methods
  • Policy Coherence across the Institutions

Video: What is Social Democracy?

New York Office

747 Third Avenue, Suite 34D
New York, NY 10017

+1 (212) 687-0208


Sign up to our newsletter

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • youtube

Global Policy and Development

FES New York is part of the FES Global Policy and Development Department. The activities of the department aim at developing concise policies for a just global transformation, together with our worldwide partners.

Our latest Events

  • Thursday, 17.10.19 | Inclusive Economy | Event

    Corporate Taxation in the Global Economy

    Efforts to address global corporate tax issues have previously stalled. Is a consensus for reform emerging?

    more information

  • Thursday, 17.10.19 | Inclusive Economy | Event

    Are the IFIs contributing to SDGs 8 and 10?

    The IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings are right around the corner. Time to discuss whether their work contributes to inequality reduction, decent work...

    more information

  • Thursday, 17.10.19 | Inclusive Economy | Event

    The IMF and Inequalities

    The IMF claims that its policies are helping countries to address inequalities. However, country-level evidence suggests that IMF advice and loan...

    more information

  • | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    One Year to Go to the UN 75 Summit

    This event considered novel approaches to improve global governance in the run-up to the UN@75 Summit.

    more information

  • Thursday, 19.09.19 to Saturday, 21.09.19 | 2030 Agenda, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    UNited for Climate Justice

    The climate emergency is becoming clearer than ever, but progressive policies can help us meet the challenge ahead.

    more information

  • Tuesday, 16.07.19 | 2030 Agenda, Sustaining Peace | Event

    Breaking Silos: SDG 16, Gender and Land-Related SDGs

    Access to land, water and extractives is among the key risk areas for violent conflict.

    more information

  • Thursday, 11.07.19 | 2030 Agenda | Event

    Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2019

    Four years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda the world is off-track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    more information

  • Wednesday, 10.07.19 | 2030 Agenda, Inclusive Economy | Event

    Inequality & the 1%

    Income and wealth inequality run rampant across the globe. How can we move towards a new fiscal compact for sustainable development?

    more information

back to top