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 expressed in the United Nations 2030 Agenda. FES believes in inclusion, participation and dialogue among all stakeholders to foster democracy, social justice and peace. 

The FES New York office works at the intersection of the United Nations in New York, the international financial institutions in Washington D.C., FES field offices, and partners in developing countries. Our aim is to strengthen the voices of the Global South, labor and other progressive actors. We work closely with academia, civil society, multilateral institutions and their member states. Our activities include analyses, workshops, international conferences and policy briefs in these areas:

Inclusive Global Economy

  • Macroeconomy
  • Finance
  • Labor and Social Development

Sustaining Peace

  • Prevention of Conflict and Mass Atrocities
  • Security Council
  • Nexus between Development and Security
  • Disarmament

Multilateralism 4.0

  • Strengthening Global Governance
  • Democratization of Global Institutions
  • Policy Coherence across the Institutions

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New York Office

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

+1 (212) 687-0208


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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

  • | Inclusive Economy, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    Building Back Better

    This expert dialogue with Dr. Jürgen Zattler, BMZ, discussed opportunities for the World Bank and others to build more effective and equitable...

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  • | Multilateralism 4.0, Inclusive Economy, 2030 Agenda | Event

    Civil Society Forum 2021

    The first-ever virtual Civil Society Forum addressed the role of digital technologies in social development.

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  • | Inclusive Economy | Event

    Live Session on Social Justice during CSocD59!

    Join us in building momentum around the call for a new World Summit on Social Development.

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  • | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    UN2020 Global Town Hall

    This event brought together a diverse group of actors to discuss how we can jointly strengthen international cooperation - now and in the future.

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  • | Sustaining Peace | Event

    Nuclear Disarmament, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation

    FES and partners discussed the current state of the multilateral nuclear order.

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  • | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    Taking Stock: A Historic Election

    Our colleagues in Washington, D.C. analyze the 2020 US presidential election.

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  • Friday, 23.10.20 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    Advancing the UN75 Declaration

    How can we strengthen and renew global governance together?

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  • | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    It's time for tangible results!

    Together with our partners, we discussed ways to revive global cooperation for the common good.

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