The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) office in New York serves as a liaison between the United Nations, FES field offices and partners in developing countries to strengthen the voice of the Global South. It contributes to UN debates on economic and social development, and on peace and security issues. Towards this end, FES New York annually organizes some 30 seminars, conferences and roundtables and regularly publishes briefing papers and fact sheets. In addition, it contributes to a dialogue on the work of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.
Thematic features include the UN debate on Financing for Development, the reform and strengthening of ECOSOC and the work of the UN Commission on Social Development. In the field of peace and security, the foundation has contributed to the international debate on peacebuilding with a particular emphasis on the UN Peacebuilding Commission. FES New York regularly hosts roundtable discussions bringing together UN delegates, secretariat staff as well as representatives from NGOs and academia. The office also offers capacity building programs such as the “Fall Academy: Understanding the UN” as well as visiting fellowships for policy analysts from the Global South. A newsbrief provides regular updates on FES New York’s activities.
The New York office is located in close proximity to the United Nations headquarters. The office has five permanent staff members and provides internships for students specializing in international affairs, development and economic policy.
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