The agreement in September 2015 by all 193 UN Member States on the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development was a political success: Unlike the previous framework, the Millennium Development Goals, development is now seen as a process that challenges all countries and societies. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an agenda of globally interconnected ambitions with regards to social and economic development, human rights, environmental sustainability, and peace and security. How to put the 17 SDGs and 169 targets in practice – and how to measure progress – will be the next political struggle at the UN and on the national level. FES New York works with its partners in New York and globally to make the Agenda 2030, as well as other international agreements such as the Paris Climate Accord a part of their own progressive, transformative politics.
The first-ever virtual Fall Academy brings together young leaders for a series of interactive discussions.
Register now for the UN75 Global Governance Forum co-hosted by FES New York and partners.
The first-ever virtual HLPF was a disappointment, both substantively and organizationally.
Rising geopolitical tensions and the "war" against Covid-19 are straining the institutions that underpin international economic interdependence.
The 2019 FES/ITUC Policy Research Fellow finds World Bank and IMF lending fails to adequately support UN goals on decent work and equity.
Shahra Razavi expertly narrates how the current crisis is affecting social protection systems worldwide and what must be done to "build back better."