Latest Publications

| Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

Make the United Nations patriotic again? Donald Trump at the General Assembly

In a reshaped multilateral order, democracy on the national and global levels are mutually reinforcing and a reformed, well-resourced and more democratic UN is at the centre.


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| 2030 Agenda, Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

"Multilateralisten der Welt, vereinigt euch!"

Keine Frage, multilaterale Institutionen wie die Vereinten Nationen und Multilateralisten haben derzeit einen schweren Stand.


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14.09.2018 | Inclusive Economy, Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

"Reforming Bank Governance: 'Top-Down' Reform and Bank Resistance"

Looking back at the failure of reforms since 2008, this paper proposes ways in which “regulation from below” by engaged and empowered bank workers can provide an alternative to a purely “top-down” approach.


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14.09.2018 | Inclusive Economy, Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

"Tipping the Balance: Collective Action by Finance Workers Creates 'Regulation From Below'"

Instead of relying on legal and supervisory systems to take on the entire task of financial regulation “from above”, this paper argues that employees of banks and financial institutions can collectively assist regulatory efforts “from below”.


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| Multilateralism 4.0, Sustaining Peace | Publication

"In the Hot Seat: What can Germany Achieve in the Security Council?"

Germany’s time on the Security Council brings an opportunity for Berlin to demonstrate that it is ready to play at the highest level of global crisis management.


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15.05.2018 | Sustaining Peace | Publication

"Forging Resilient Social Contracts: A Pathway to Preventing Violent Conflict and Sustaining Peace"

This Summary Findings Report introduces the project context, the project’s research framing, and findings from nine of the 11 case studies.


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23.04.2018 | Inclusive Economy | Publication

"Making Banks Better"

Ten years after the last financial crisis, large banks are still creating risky financial instruments faster than policymakers can regulate them. Bank workers around the world are under pressure to sell these products.


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| Multilateralism 4.0, Sustaining Peace | Publication

"In Search of Pathways to Peace"

UN Secretary-General António Guterres plans to instill new life into the United Nations by making prevention of wars and armed conflicts the hallmark of his administration. The only question is, how to achieve this?


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29.03.2018 | 2030 Agenda, Multilateralism 4.0, Inclusive Economy | Publication

MACROSCOPE: "Growth & the Elephant in the Room"

The challenges of financing for development (FFD) are many - from a weakened multilateral system to persistent inequalities - but the key for UN delegates negotiating the outcome of the upcoming FFD Forum? Focus not only on the need for economic growth, but on who will benefit from it.


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| Multilateralism 4.0, Sustaining Peace | Publication

"Think Piece 22: Security in Times of Uncertainty in Asia"

Asia's security outlook still appears to be laden with uncertainties. From the changing dynamics in the balance of power, an emboldened North Korea and the threat of the different shades of terrorism and radical extremism, there are serious concerns about the prospects for peace and security in the region.


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| Sustaining Peace, Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

"Think Piece 21: Providing Security in Times of Uncertainty"

The final report, distills the findings of a two-year effort by more than 20 international experts to find answers on how to overcome rising insecurity and its attendant ills.


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| Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

"President or Paper Tiger? The Role of the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations"

This publication focuses on the role and influence of the President of the UN General Assembly within political affairs as well as how much influence he should have to deliver for the UN Member States.


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| Sustaining Peace, Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

"Climate Change and Global Security – What role for the UN Security Council?"

This publication focuses on the connection of climate change and global security and discusses whether actions on climate change could trigger transformations of the UN Security Council.


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| Inclusive Economy, 2030 Agenda | Publication

"Infrastructure Investments: A Broad-based Policy Tool for Equitable and Sustainable Growth"

A lack of transparency, coordination, and information about global investment opportunities in infrastructure discourage adequate investment. What way forward?


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| Inclusive Economy | Publication

"Are the Multilateral Organizations Fighting Inequality?" 2017 Financial Impact Report Executive Summary

This report reviews policies of the United Nations (UN), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank Group (WBG) and other global financial rule-makers, and scores them on a scale of 1–5 on their efforts and success at reducing inequalities.


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| Sustaining Peace | Publication

"The Nuclear Weapons Ban and Human Security for All: Assessing the Draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons from a Human Security Perspective"

This publication discusses proposals for a strong, integral nuclear weapons ban treaty that among others includes references to human rights, environmental law and victim assistance.


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| Inclusive Economy | Publication

"Making the Global Financial System More Resilient: A Regional / Group-wise Approach to Sovereign Debt Workouts"

This publication proposes limited debt relief schemes to overcome weaknesses of debt restructuring mechanisms and thus preventing a new debt and financial crisis.


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01.02.2017 | Inclusive Economy | Publication

"The Silk Road Economic Belt: Security Implications and EU–China Cooperation Prospects"

This publication by SIPRI in collaboration with FES examines security dynamics and EU interests related to the Belt and provides recommendations for EU-China cooperation and engagement.


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01.02.2017 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

"Strengthening Civil Society Engagement with the United Nations"

FES New York together with three other founding organizations of the campaign '1 for 7 billion' (United Nations Association-UK, CIVICUS and Avaa) co-produced this publication committed to a democratic and transparent election of the new Secretary-General.


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Events

  • Wednesday, 24.10.18 | Sustaining Peace | Event

    "Fostering inclusion to build resilient societies: How women peacebuilders prevent conflicts and atrocities on the ground"

    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, 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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