Events

Monday, 17.06.19 | Sustaining Peace | Event

Challenges for Peace in Mali

What do the Malians think about the multidimensional crisis facing the country?


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Wednesday, 12.06.19 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

GPD on Global Security, Justice, and Economic Institutions

Improving today's global security, justice, and economic architecture requires fresh ideas and perspectives.


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Wednesday, 12.06.19 | Inclusive Economy | Event

Towards a Barrier-Free Inclusive Society for PWDs

How can we ensure that persons with disabilities have the same socio-economic opportunities as everyone else?


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Wednesday, 08.05.19 | Sustaining Peace | Event

Towards a WMD-free Zone in the Middle East

Since 2015 the discussions among regional experts on a WMD-free Zone in the Middle East with their extra-regional counterparts have been unproductive.


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Tuesday, 07.05.19 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

Addressing Multilateralism in Crisis

Topics covered at this side event include prospects for a successful NPT Review Conference, the Secretary-General’s 2018 report on disarmament, the...


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Friday, 03.05.19 | Sustaining Peace | Event

Bridge Building in the Nuclear Disarmament Discourse

While there is a growing consensus among civil society and States of the need for bridge building within the NPT on the issue of nuclear disarmament,...


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| Sustaining Peace | Event

Webcast: "Der Draht zum Rat" #2 - Germany's Presidency on the Security Council w/ Dr. Sarah Taylor

This edition of the FES NY conference series "Der Draht zum Rat" looked back at the month of April, during which Germany held the presidency of the UN...


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Thursday, 18.04.19 | Sustaining Peace | Event

Investing in Governance

In many countries, weak governance fuels violence and insecurity. And improved governance can play an essential role in sustaining peace and...


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Wednesday, 17.04.19 | Inclusive Economy | Event

How Far Have We Moved Forward on Debt Sustainability?

Innovative mechanisms are needed to meet increasing debt challenges.


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Tuesday, 16.04.19 | Inclusive Economy | Event

The Future of Work and Job Creation

It has been estimated that, over the coming decades, a large portion of all current jobs will either change significantly or disappear entirely.


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Saturday, 13.04.19 | Inclusive Economy | Event

International Tax Policy at a Critical Juncture

The way forward for international tax policy requires consensus. Negotiators should seek sustainable solutions based on clear and appropriate...


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Thursday, 11.04.19 | Event

Can Finance Be Effectively Governed?

This discussion presented a spectrum of views from networks of elites to "regulation from below".


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Tuesday, 12.03.19 to Wednesday, 13.03.19 | Inclusive Economy | Event

Gender and Trade Coalition Strategy Meeting

Since 160 women’s rights and allied organizations signed a unity statement, the Gender and Trade Coalition has grown to over 200 members.


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Tuesday, 12.03.19 | Sustaining Peace | Event

Sustainable Infrastructure for Gender Equality

Research and women's lived experiences show that gender equality is linked to inclusive human security.


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Monday, 11.03.19 | Multilateralism 4.0, Inclusive Economy | Event

Networking Across Boards and Borders

Feminist activists and experts from across the globe gathered for an evening of informal discussion and exchange.


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Monday, 11.03.19 to Wednesday, 13.03.19 | Inclusive Economy | Event

Global Unions High Level Meetings with IMF and World Bank Lead Toward New Strategies

Mutual concerns: global financial stability, effective regulation, and the role of trade unions in the multilateral system


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

Knowledge and Politics in Setting and Measuring SDGs

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


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Wednesday, 06.03.19 | Sustaining Peace | Event

How to Make Peace Work in South Sudan?

What is needed for an inclusive and sustainable ending of the conflict in South Sudan?


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Friday, 15.02.19 | 2030 Agenda, Inclusive Economy | Event

Civil Society Forum 2019

Across the globe, in diverse cultural and national contexts, signs abound of a fraying of the social fabric.


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

Multilateralism as an Essential Tool to Reduce Inequality

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


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Thursday, 07.02.19 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

Carlo Schmid Salon 2019

What does innovation in and by the UN look like?


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| Sustaining Peace | Event

Webcast: "Der Draht zum Rat" #1 - Germany on the Security Council w/ Richard Gowan

UN expert Richard Gowan (Senior Fellow, UN University Centre for Policy Research) stopped by FESNY for our very first "Der Draht zum Rat" (Eng: "The...


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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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Monday, 15.10.18 | Sustaining Peace, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

Victim Assistance and Environmental Remediation in States and Territories Affected by Nuclear Weapons Testing in the Pacific

Nuclear weapons use, testing, development and production have caused multi-generational human harm and persistent environmental damage that pose a...


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Monday, 24.09.18 | 2030 Agenda, Inclusive Economy | Event

"Can 'Regulation from Below' create an enabling environment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?"

Bank and finance workers can play a role to support meaningful regulation of the global financial sector to create an enabling economic environment to...


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Monday, 24.09.18 | Multilateralism 4.0, Inclusive Economy, 2030 Agenda | Event

"Achieving the SDGs through Stakeholder Engagement for a More Sustainable Financial Sector"

To create real potential for the UN’s 2030 Agenda, the financial sector and its largest institutions must be brought back into service of the real,...


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| Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

"UNited for a different migration"

FEPS, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and partners team-up in support of a new, progressive vision on migration.


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Tuesday, 04.09.18 | Inclusive Economy | Event

"10 Years from the Last Crisis, We Still Need Effective Financial Regulation"

Reform of the global tax system is urgently needed to improve domestic resource mobilization and transparency.


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Wednesday, 22.08.18 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

Towards UN2020: The Case for Strenghtening Multilateralism

Join FES New York and partners for a strategy session to promote a proposed UN2020 summit.


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| Inclusive Economy | Event

Luncheon: Taming Global Finance by "Regulating from Below"

FESNY and partners co-hosted a luncheon discussion of how unions at banks can build a sustainable and equitable future for the global finance sector.


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Monday, 16.07.18 | Inclusive Economy | Event

"Bargaining for the Common Good in the World of Global Finance"

Ten years after the last financial crisis, large banks are still creating risky financial instruments faster than policymakers can regulate them, and...


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Wednesday, 20.06.18 | Multilateralism 4.0, Sustaining Peace | Event

“Preventing Mass Atrocity Crimes – Is there a Responsibility Not to Veto?”

Should there be a norm against the use of veto power in cases of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes?


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Thursday, 21.06.18 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

"Preparing the UN 2020 Summit"

The 75th anniversary of the United Nations in 2020 presents a unique opportunity to renew and strengthen the organization.


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Thursday, 17.05.18 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

“President or Paper Tiger? Strengthening the Role of the President of the UN General Assembly”

It is time to review and to strengthen the functioning of the Presidency of the General Assembly so that the office as an institution can deliver more...


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Tuesday, 15.05.18 | Multilateralism 4.0, Inclusive Economy | Event

"Labour Migration and the Global Compact: Ensuring Rights, Protections and a Decent Work Agenda"

Employment prospects in destination countries and the lack of decent work opportunities in origin countries are a driving force for millions of...


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Tuesday, 15.05.18 | Multilateralism 4.0, Sustaining Peace | Event

"Resilient Social Contracts and Sustaining Peace"

To better understand—and indeed strengthen—the relationship between the state and the citizen, it is important to examine what drives inclusive and...


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Tuesday, 24.04.18 | Inclusive Economy | Event

“Moving Forward on Debt and Debt Sustainability: With a special focus on the situation of Caribbean Countries”

On the sidelines of the 2018 FfD Forum, FES and partners have teamed up to present a luncheon and roundtable - with a special focus on the situation...


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Monday, 23.04.18 | Inclusive Economy | Event

"Before the next storm – Debt relief as a crisis response for Caribbean countries and how other SIDS might benefit”

The 2017 hurricane season was one of the worst in the history of the Caribbean. This side event, co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Antigua and...


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Thursday, 15.03.18 | Inclusive Economy, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

"Networking Across Boards and Borders: Strategies for Advancing Gender Equality in Rural Areas"

FES and partners co-hosted this international reception on the sidelines of CSW62 bringing together feminist activists, academics and policy-makers...


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Tuesday, 13.03.18 to Wednesday, 14.03.18 | Inclusive Economy | Event

"Gender and Trade Think-Meeting"

FES and partners co-convened this think meeting to underscore the renewed need for critical analysis and advocacy on gender, trade, and interlinking...


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Thursday, 15.02.18 | 2030 Agenda, Inclusive Economy | Event

"Financing the SDGs: Revealing the Links between Illicit Financial Flows and Domestic Resource Mobilization"

On the occasion of the First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax, FES and partners co-organized this side event on the links...


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Monday, 05.02.18 | Inclusive Economy, 2030 Agenda | Event

'Rights-Based Social Protection: From Rhetoric to Action'

FES New York was pleased to support colleagues from the FES Zambia office and partners in organizing this side event to the 56th Commission on Social...


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Friday, 02.02.18 | Inclusive Economy | Event

Civil Society Forum 2018

FES New York co-hosted this year’s Civil Society Forum to bring together UN officials, CSOs and activists from across the globe to discuss how we can...


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Tuesday, 23.01.18 | Inclusive Economy | Event

"Working Lunch on Graduation Issues – Exchange with Member States in preparation for the 2018 report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development"

FES New York and partners organized this working lunch at the UN Delegates Dining Room to address issues related to graduation from concessional...


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Thursday, 18.01.18 | Sustaining Peace | Event

“Providing Security in Times of Uncertainty: "Mosaic Security Systems and the UN’s Quest for Coherence While Sustaining Peace”

In cooperation with ACUNS and OEF Research, FES New York organized this roundtable discussion on the report of the FES Global Reflection Group...


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Wednesday, 20.12.17 | Sustaining Peace, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

"UN Security Council and Climate Change: Bully Pulpit or Bull in a China Shop?"

FES New York co-hosted this publication launch and discussion on climate change and the UN Security Council together with the Permanent Missions of...


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Monday, 20.11.17 to Tuesday, 21.11.17 | Inclusive Economy, 2030 Agenda | Event

"Knowledge and Politics in Setting and Measuring SDGs"

FES New York and partners co-hosted this workshop to analyze the political economy of the formulation of the Sustainable Development Goals, with...


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Thursday, 12.10.17 | Inclusive Economy | Event

"Can the IFIs Support Sustainable Growth, Reduce Inequality and Protect Labor Rights at the Same Time?"

FES New York, ITUC, and New Rules for Global Finance co-hosted this panel discussion on global financial rule-making institutions and the nexus...


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Thursday, 12.10.17 | Inclusive Economy | Event

"Reclaiming policy space for the public: presenting Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017"

FES New York and partners co-hosted this side event to present findings and recommendations from the global civil society report 'Spotlight on...


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Thursday, 12.10.17 | Sustaining Peace | Event

"Assisting Victims and Remediating the Environment – Putting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons into Action"

FES New York and partners co-hosted this side event on the recently adopted Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and its positive...


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Tuesday, 10.10.17 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

"Willy Brandt – Life of a Statesman" by Hélène Miard-Delacroix

FES New York and Goethe-Institut New York co-hosted this presentation and discussion on the recently translated biography “Willy Brandt – Life of a...


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Monday, 18.09.17 | Inclusive Economy | Event

"From Tax Competition to Tax Cooperation: An Alternative to the Race to the Bottom"

FES New York and partners co-hosted a high-level panel discussion on global, regional and sub-regional tax cooperation.


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Thursday, 07.09.17 | Sustaining Peace | Event

"UN-Civil Society Cooperation: Strengthening Accountability and Prevention under the Responsibility to Protect"

FES New York and partners co-hosted this civil society discussion on RtoP and the prevention of atrocity crimes, which allowed participants to...


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Tuesday, 05.09.17 to Wednesday, 06.09.17 | Inclusive Economy | Event

"G24 Special Workshop on Growth and Reducing Inequality"

FES New York partnered with G24 and ILO in this forum to address different perspectives, successes, and challenges related to boosting growth while...


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Wednesday, 19.07.17 to Sunday, 23.07.17 | 2030 Agenda | Event

FES New York 2017 Summer Academy

At FES New York’s 2017 Summer Academy, young leaders from across the globe explored the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a tool to...


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Monday, 17.07.17 | Inclusive Economy | Event

Are UN Member States Ready to Eradicate Poverty and Promote Gender Equality by Tackling Inequality?

This high-level panel discussed two reports that highlight issues of poverty, gender equality and income inequality. "Are the Multilateral...


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Wednesday, 21.06.17 | Sustaining Peace | Event

"Protecting Rights, Remediating the Environment: Addressing the Harm from Nuclear Weapons"

FES New York and partners co-hosted this side event during the First United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit...


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Wednesday, 24.05.17 | Inclusive Economy | Event

"Learning from HIPC: The potential for regional and group-wise debt relief schemes"

FES New York and partners co-hosted this breakfast roundtable to look at one innovative proposal based on lessons from the HIPC/MDRI initiatives of...


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Monday, 22.05.17 | Inclusive Economy | Event

"Can Long - Term Investment in Infrastructure Reduce Inequality"

Together with the office of the ECOSOC President and the Permanent Mission of Zimbabwe, FES New York co-hosted this annual luncheon for the Special...


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Friday, 21.04.17 | Inclusive Economy | Event

"Are Governments & the Bretton Woods Institutions Fighting Inequality?"

FES New York and partners co-hosted this high-level panel to identify the the key measures global institutions and governments need to pursue in order...


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Tuesday, 11.04.17 | Sustaining Peace | Event

"African Directions: Towards an Equitable Partnership in Peace Operations"

FES New York and partners co-hosted this event on the final report of the “The New Geopolitics of Peace Operations II” initiative with focus on future...


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Thursday, 16.03.17 | Sustaining Peace | Event

"Global and Regional Nuclear Orders in a Moment of Geopolitical Uncertainty"

This FES New York event offered expert speakers the possibility to exchange insights and ideas on the negotiation of a nuclear weapons ban treaty.


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Tuesday, 14.03.17 | Inclusive Economy | Event

"Women's Economic Empowerment: Strategizing and Networking across Boards and Borders"

FES New York together with the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung New York co-hosted an international reception on the occasion of the sixty-first session of the...


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Publications

  • | Sustaining Peace, Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

    A Global Common Good

    Humanitarian organizations - both inside and outside the UN system - have insufficient funds.

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  • | Sustaining Peace | Publication

    VIDEO: 3 Questions for Angela Kane (Senior Fellow, VCDNP)

    Angela Kane, Senior Fellow at VCDNP and former UN High Representative on Disarmament Affairs, visited FESNY to talk about her latest policy brief...

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  • Angela Kane | Sustaining Peace | Publication

    Between Aspiration and Reality

    As Member States are gearing up for the 2020 Review Conference of NPT parties, consensus between countries with and without nuclear weapons remains...

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  • | 2030 Agenda, Inclusive Economy | Publication

    VIDEO: Helen Mudora on Social Protection and Development

    Helen Mudora (Program Manager, Partnerships and Networks at Africa Platform for Social Protection) stopped by FESNY to talk about civil society...

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  • | Sustaining Peace | Publication

    VIDEO: 3 Questions for Jack Mayerhofer (Chief of Staff, AIPR)

    Jack Mayerhofer (Chief of Staff, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation) discusses Germany's capacity - and unique obligation - to play an...

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  • | Multilateralism 4.0, Inclusive Economy | Publication

    Fair Play in World Trade

    Trade policy must not be an end in itself, but has to serve broader, fair and democratic objectives.

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  • 14.12.2018 | Sustaining Peace, Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

    MACROSCOPE: Should Germany Push for UN Blue Helmets in Eastern Ukraine?

    Can Germany use its upcoming term on the Security Council to refocus international attention on the unresolved crisis in Eastern Ukraine?

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  • 07.12.2018 | Sustaining Peace, Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

    MACROSCOPE: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

    Early December, the world was commemorating the 70th anniversaries of two landmark agreements: the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of...

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