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

  • Thursday, 14.02.19 | 2030 Agenda, Multilateralism 4.0, Inclusive Economy | Event

    "Multilateralism as an essential tool to reduce inequality within and among countries (SDG 10)"

    International rules and global economic governance arrangements should be changed to counteract increasing inequality within and among countries.

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  • Friday, 08.03.19 | 2030 Agenda, Multilateralism 4.0, Inclusive Economy | Publication, Event

    "Knowledge and Politics in Setting and Measuring the SDGs"

    The SDGs ushered in a new era of ‘governance by indicators’ in global development.

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  • Sunday, 09.12.18 to Monday, 10.12.18 | 2030 Agenda, Inclusive Economy, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    UN Member States advance the agenda for Financing Sustainable Development

    In a 2-day retreat, governments prepared to chart the way forward amidst an increasingly challenging global economy.

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  • Tuesday, 04.12.18 | Sustaining Peace, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    Launch Event: "Making 'Never Again' a Reality"

    Germany's term on the Security Council brings both an opportunity and an obligation to honor its history by advancing atrocity prevention.

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  • Monday, 05.11.18 to Tuesday, 06.11.18 | 2030 Agenda, Inclusive Economy | Event

    "Global Trade Union Strategy Meeting"

    FES New York and PSI teamed-up to host a Global Trade Union Strategy Meeting in preparation of key UN summits in 2019.

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  • Wednesday, 24.10.18 | Sustaining Peace | Event

    "Fostering inclusion to build resilient societies"

    Women's meaningful inclusion and participation in peace processes is critical to the establishment of sustainable peace and resilient societies.

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  • Monday, 22.10.18 to Friday, 26.10.18 | 2030 Agenda | Event

    FES New York 2018 Fall Academy

    The 2030 Agenda needs young leaders from across the globe to push it forward and make it a reality.

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  • Monday, 15.10.18 | 2030 Agenda, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    "UN2020 Information, Organization and Strategy Meeting Responding to Multilateralism in Crisis"

    The upcoming 75th anniversary of the UN provides an opportunity to renew momentum for a more "people-centered" multilateralism, both inside and...

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