Sustaining Peace

Although wars between states continue to be in decline, the number of casualties from armed strife are on the rise. This is the result of asymmetrical conflicts between state and non-state actors, and of new forms of organized violence. At the same time, it is becoming increasingly clear that peace is more than the absence of war. Peace, to be sustainable, needs to be nourished before, during, and after conflicts. And while some states actively undermine people’s security, functioning, accountable state structures remain desirable to guarantee human security needs and rights. FES New York works with UN Member States and other actors towards an inclusive notion of peace that addresses the security concerns of states but also of the end users of peace – the individual human beings.

Our latest Events

| Sustaining Peace | Event

Nuclear Disarmament, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation

FES and partners discussed the current state of the multilateral nuclear order.


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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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| Multilateralism 4.0, Sustaining Peace | Event

Tiergarten Conference 2020

How can we achieve cooperative security in times of heightened confrontation?


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Our latest Publications

  • | Sustaining Peace | Publication

    Addressing the Threat of Autonomous Weapons

    How do we build a legally-binding framework to keep killer robots in check?

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  • 14.12.2020 | Sustaining Peace | Publication

    MACROSCOPE: Germany’s Tenure on the UN Security Council 2019/20

    Is the glass half full or half empty? Germany's tenure on the UN Security Council in review.

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    The outdated dogma of nuclear deterrence and other means of achieving security.

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  • 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 | 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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  • | 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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