Publications

23.11.2020 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

Hey, Biden-Harris-Team, was ist mit den Vereinten Nationen?

Wie die neue US-Administration das Verhältnis zu den UN reparieren kann.


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Growth and Structural Change

What are the implications for income inequality in developing countries?


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16.10.2020 | Inclusive Economy | Publication

The other second wave

At the annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF, the future of austerity is at stake.


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27.07.2020 | 2030 Agenda, Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

MACROSCOPE: The HLPF in times of COVID

The first-ever virtual HLPF was a disappointment, both substantively and organizationally.


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| Multilateralism 4.0, Inclusive Economy | Publication

A "Grand Bargain" for IMF/WTO Reform

Rising geopolitical tensions and the "war" against Covid-19 are straining the institutions that underpin international economic interdependence.


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| 2030 Agenda, Inclusive Economy | Publication

Strong Labour Market Institutions

The 2019 FES/ITUC Policy Research Fellow finds World Bank and IMF lending fails to adequately support UN goals on decent work and equity.


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| Inclusive Economy, Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

Social protection systems for all

Shahra Razavi expertly narrates how the current crisis is affecting social protection systems worldwide and what must be done to "build back better."


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15.05.2020 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

MACROSCOPE: Forging a Feminist Future in the COVID-19 Recovery

A feminist response must address four key areas: bodily autonomy, ecological sustainability, the care economy, and just financial flows.


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| Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

Global Quarantine X

International cooperation is under pressure in the corona pandemic. The G20, UN and IMF are bucking the trend.


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| Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

Overwhelming public support for global cooperation

95% of respondents to a recent UN study agreed that global cooperation is necessary to manage global trends.


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| Sustaining Peace | Publication

'People of all countries want a world without nuclear weapons'

The outdated dogma of nuclear deterrence and other means of achieving security.


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| Inclusive Economy | Publication

Rising Inequality

COVID-19 is exacerbating inequalities of all kinds. What can the World Bank do?


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22.02.2020 | Sustaining Peace | Publication

MACROSCOPE: African-Led Peace Operations - An Evaluation

African-led peace operations face important challenges, but their level of achievement is noteworthy.


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19.12.2019 | Inclusive Economy, 2030 Agenda | Publication

MACROSCOPE: Keeping our Promises to Finance Development

As the IMF and UNCTAD warn of a global financial crisis, the world economy is at a critical juncture.


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19.12.2019 | Sustaining Peace | Publication

MACROSCOPE: Germany on the Security Council - The Score at Halftime

Germany approaches the second half of its term on the UNSC. What has it achieved? And what comes next?


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| Inclusive Economy | Publication

Debt jubilees in the time of climate breakdown

When disaster hits, already impoverished countries find themselves in debt traps. Only a global mechanism can prevent this.


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14.08.2019 | Inclusive Economy | Publication

A contradiction in terms?

Reducing inequality and boosting economic growth are not necessarily contradictory, quite the contrary!


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08.07.2019 | Inclusive Economy, Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

MACROSCOPE: Are Multilateral Organizations Having an Impact on Inequality?

The 2019 HLPF is an opportunity to improve policies at global and national levels to combat inequality.


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| 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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Angela Kane | Sustaining Peace | Publication

Between Aspiration and Reality

As Member States are gearing up for the 2020 NPT Review Conference, consensus remains difficult to achieve.


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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

Two UN landmark agreements turned 70 years old. What's their relevance today?


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| Sustaining Peace, Multilateralism 4.0 | Publication

"Making 'Never Again' a Reality"

Germany is uniquely positioned - and obligated - to prioritize atrocity prevention on the international stage.


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| 2030 Agenda, Multilateralism 4.0, Inclusive Economy | Publication

"The 2030 Agenda: An Unprecedented Statistical Challenge"

The 2030 measurement framework presents challenges and possible unintended consequences for countries, their statistical systems and the broader information ecosystem.


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| 2030 Agenda, Inclusive Economy | Publication

2018 Financial Impact Report: "Are the Multilateral Organizations Fighting Inequality?"

2018 policies of the IMF and World Bank show some improvements in reducing inequalities, but more work remains to be done.


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| 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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| 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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| 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

  • | Sustaining Peace | Event

    Nuclear Disarmament, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation

    Dec 3-4: Join FES and partners for German and Japanese perspectives on the current state of the multilateral nuclear order.

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  • | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    Taking Stock: The Day After A Historic Election

    Our colleagues in Washington, D.C. analyze the 2020 US presidential election.

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  • Friday, 23.10.20 | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    Advancing the UN75 Declaration

    How can we strengthen and renew global governance together?

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    It's time for tangible results!

    Together with our partners, we discussed ways to revive global cooperation for the common good.

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    Building Back Better

    What's the role of National Development Banks and State-Owned Enterprises in the COVID-19 recovery?

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  • 24.09.2020 | Sustaining Peace | Event

    New Alliances for Meaningful Human Control

    Lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) pose a danger to us all. How can we curb them?

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  • 22.09.2020 | Inclusive Economy | Event

    Good Global Citizens

    Check out our new initiative on wealth transparency and responsible tax conduct.

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  • | Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    UNited for a New Multilateralism

    Find the policy report with concrete proposals for a new, fair and inclusive multilateralism here.

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