Publications & Videos

| 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 entitled "“Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Between Aspiration and Reality”.


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Angela Kane | Sustaining Peace | Publication

The Nuclear Ban Treaty 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 difficult to achieve.


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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 involvement in social protection and development.


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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 important part in atrocity prevention on the international level.


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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 Genocide on December 9, and the Declaration of Human Rights one day later on December 10.


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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

  • 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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