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:
UN’s Role in the Global Peace and Security Architecture
Advancement of Multilateralism in the spirit of the 2030 Agenda
The climate emergency is becoming clearer than ever, but progressive policies can help us meet the challenges ahead.
Access to land, water and extractives is among the key risk areas for violent conflict.
Four years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda the world is off-track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Income and wealth inequality run rampant across the globe. How can we move towards a new fiscal compact for sustainable development?
What do the Malians think about the multidimensional crisis facing the country?
Improving today's global security, justice, and economic architecture requires fresh ideas and perspectives.
How can we ensure that persons with disabilities have the same socio-economic opportunities as everyone else?
Since 2015 the discussions among regional experts on a WMD-free Zone in the Middle East with their extra-regional counterparts have been unproductive.