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

June 20, 2018 | Multilateralism 4.0, Sustaining Peace | Event

“Preventing Mass Atrocity Crimes – Is there a Responsibility Not to Veto?”

Should there be a norm against the use of veto power in cases of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes?


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May 15, 2018 | Multilateralism 4.0, Sustaining Peace | Event

"Resilient Social Contracts and Sustaining Peace"

To better understand—and indeed strengthen—the relationship between the state and the citizen, it is important to examine what drives inclusive and...


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January 18, 2018 | Sustaining Peace | Event

“Providing Security in Times of Uncertainty: "Mosaic Security Systems and the UN’s Quest for Coherence While Sustaining Peace”

In cooperation with ACUNS and OEF Research, FES New York organized this roundtable discussion on the report of the FES Global Reflection Group...


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Our latest Publications

  • | 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...

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  • May 15, 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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  • | 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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