Events 2013

Past Event: “World Protests 2006-2013: A crisis of jobs, dignity and real democracy”

December 11-12, 2013 Columbia University and United Nations Headquarters FES New York, Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) and UN-Non Governmental Liaison Service convened a 2-day conference with protest organizers from around the world to discuss the new FES/IPD working paper, more »

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Past Event: “Realizing a Vision for Transformative Development”

Monday, 9 December 2013 New York, ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, the High Commissioner for Human Rights launched a book entitled “Realizing the right to development: more »

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Past Event: “FES New York 2013 Fall Academy: ‘How to Make Beste Use of UN Capacities’ “

11 – 15 November 2013, New York From 11- 15 November 2013, FES New York hosted its eighth annual Fall Academy “How to Make Best Use of UN Capacities” for young international policy analysts. 16 participants from eleven countries and more »

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Past Event: “Transparency in International Arms Transfers: Has the Arms Trade Treaty Killed off the UN Register of Conventional Arms?”

Monday, October 28, 2013 1:15-3:00 pm German House, 871 UN Plaza One of the stated purposes of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is to promote cooperation, transparency and responsible action in the international trade in conventional arms. At the same more »

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Past Event: “From Repression to Regulation: Proposals for Drug Policy Reform”

Thursday, October 17, 2013 1:15-2:45 pm UN Building There is a growing international consensus that the war on drugs has failed. Problems created by drug trafficking have been exacerbated increasingly by the negative side effects of prohibitionist policies. Over the more »

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Past Event: “Why the Bank and Fund Have Provided Too Little Debt Relief Too Late, and What Can Be Done About It”

Saturday, October 12, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm World Bank, Room I 2 – 250 In a remarkable stock taking effort, the IMF has stated that in its management of sovereign debt crises it has often provided insufficient debt relief. There are more »

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Past Event: “The United Nations’ Role in Global Disarmament Efforts: The European Perspective”

Monday, October 7, 2013 New York, UN Headquarters In this Luncheon Event “The United Nations’ Role in Global Disarmament Efforts: The European Perspective” a group of high level European politicians, including Massimo D’Alema (Former Prime Minister of Italy) and Boris more »

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Past Event: “Migration and Development: A Decent Work Issue”

Wednesday October 2, 2013 10:00 am – 1:00 pm UNHQ, Conference Room 6 (North Lawn Building) This interactive panel was co-hosted by the Council of Global Unions and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) New York office, with the support of the Philippine more »

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Past Event: “How Can the High-Level Meeting Contribute to Progress in Nuclear Disarmament?”

Thursday, 26 September 2013, 1:15 to 2:30pm New York, UNHQ, Trusteeship Council Chamber Conference Room A This discussion event was co-hosted by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung (FES) New York office, with the more »

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Past Event: “Strengthening Gender Justice and Human Rights to Achieve Sustainable Development”

Thursday, 19 September 2013 New York, UNHQ, Trusteeship Council Chamber 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm In the run-up to the opening of the 68th UN General Assembly, FES together with the Women’s Major Group (WMG), UN Women and the Missions more »

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