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

  • | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    UNited for a New Multilateralism

    On September 18th, join us for a timely conference with high-level experts and political leaders.

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  • | 2030 Agenda, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    FES New York 2020 Virtual Fall Academy

    The first-ever virtual Fall Academy brings together young leaders for a series of interactive discussions.

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  • | Multilateralism 4.0, Sustaining Peace | Event

    Tiergarten Conference 2020

    How can we achieve cooperative security in times of heightened confrontation?

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  • | 2030 Agenda, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    It's time for a more inclusive and effective United Nations!

    Register now for the UN75 Global Governance Forum co-hosted by FES New York and partners.

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  • | Inclusive Economy | Event

    Is redistribution necessary to reduce inequality?

    Germany has kept income inequality low by redistribution of wealth through taxes and transfers. Are there better ways to combat inequality?

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  • | Sustaining Peace | Event

    Gemeinsam Einsam?

    Was können Deutschland und Europa dieses Jahr im UN-Sicherheitsrat erreichen?

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  • | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    UN75 People's Declaration

    The UN75 People's Declaration & Global Plan for Action was formally handed over to the UN on May 14.

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  • Wednesday, 19.02.20 | Sustaining Peace | Event

    Examining African-led Peace Operations

    What are the comparative advantages and challenges of African-led peace operations?

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