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

Wednesday, 19.02.20 | Sustaining Peace | Event

Examining African-led Peace Operations

Over the last two decades, African institutions have assumed increasing responsibility for peace and security on their continent.

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Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Side Event

Young women often have less access to prevention spaces at national, regional and institutional levels.

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Tuesday, 16.07.19 | 2030 Agenda, Sustaining Peace | Event

Breaking Silos: SDG 16, Gender and Land-Related SDGs

Access to land, water and extractives is among the key risk areas for violent conflict.

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Our latest Publications

  • 03.02.2020 | Sustaining Peace | Publication

    MACROSCOPE: African-Led Peace Operations - An Evaluation

    While African-led peace operations face important challenges, and are generally less-resourced than those led by the United States, the UN, or...

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  • 19.12.2019 | Sustaining Peace | Publication

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

    As Germany approaches the halfway point in its two-year term on the Security Council on 31 December, it is time to take stock of its performance so...

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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 Review Conference of NPT parties, consensus between countries with and without nuclear weapons remains...

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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...

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