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

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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, 2030 Agenda | Event

    Enhancing Financing for Sustainable Development (FSD)

    The year 2020 offers several opportunities for consolidating political will to enhance action for financing sustainable development.

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  • Wednesday, 20.11.19 to Thursday, 21.11.19 | Inclusive Economy | Event

    Trade union talks with IMF yield some progress on wages and inequality

    New Trade Union Expert Group discussed better practices for designing labor market institutions with the IMF research department

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  • Tuesday, 19.11.19 | Inclusive Economy, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    Global Policy Dialogue on Economic Institutions

    FES and partners brought together a distinguished group of international decision-makers and experts to discuss much-needed reforms to global economic...

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  • Monday, 04.11.19 to Friday, 08.11.19 | 2030 Agenda, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    Fall Academy 2019

    We need young leaders to achieve the SDGs!


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  • Tuesday, 12.11.19 | Multilateralism 4.0, 2030 Agenda | Event

    UN2020 Information, Organization, and Strategy Meeting

    What is the UN we need and how do we get there?

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  • | Sustaining Peace | Event

    Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Side Event

    Young women often have less access to prevention spaces at national, regional and institutional levels.

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  • 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?

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  • Thursday, 17.10.19 | Inclusive Economy | Event

    Are the IFIs contributing to SDGs 8 and 10?

    It's time to discuss whether the IFIs effectively contribute to inequality reduction, decent work and economic growth.

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