Events 2015

Past Event: “From Goals to Implementation: Growth, Inclusiveness, and Trajectories”

December 1, 2015 United Nations Headquarters, New York Hosted by the World Bank Group and the New York Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, this event featured an address by Nobel Laureate Professor A. Michael Spence, and World Bank Group Corporate Secretary more »

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Past Event: “Utilizing the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGPs) in the context of extractive industries – Benefits and challenges”

November 18, 2015 Palais des Nations, Room XXIV, Geneva The FES offices of Geneva and New York, together with the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA), co-hosted a Side Event on the occasion of the Fourth Forum of Business and Human more »

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Past Event: “Mining Communities in post-conflict settings: New Challenges and Opportunities for Peacebuilding”

November 17, 2015 Palais des Nations, UN Library, Geneva In a number of conflict regions, sanctions and due diligence regimes remain unable to prevent natural resources from fueling armed conflict. In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and elsewhere, criminal more »

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Past Event: “ATT Ratification, Accession and Implementation in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities”

October 29, 2015 United Nations Headquarters, CB CR-9 FES New York, together with a group of partner organizations, co-sponsored  a side event during this year’s UN’s First Committee Session. Invited diplomats and arms control experts  discussed how states, international and more »

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Past Event: “Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance”

September 28, 2015 Columbia University Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, New York Office was a co-sponsor of this high-level conference. The conference coincided with the first day of the UN General Assembly’s General Discussion and dealt with a specific package of reforms to overcome more »

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Past Event: “Development Cooperation and Partnerships for Delivering Decent Work”

September 25, 2015 Delegates’ Dining Room, United Nations Headquarters, New York The Group of Friends of Decent Work was established by UN Member States in September 2014 to serve as an intergovernmental platform to promote decent work issues in the more »

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Past Event: “International Conference: Global Platform on Participation and Protest”

September 22, 2015 Open Society Foundations, New York In recent years the world’s people have turned to protest in increasing numbers, highlighting a failure of political representation in virtually every kind of political system. This September, as the United Nations more »

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Past Event: “The Responsibility to Protect at Ten: Perspectives and Opportunities”

  September 9, 2015 United Nations, Delegates Dining Room 1-3 Ten years have passed since UN Member States committed themselves to the responsibility to protect (RtoP) populations from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing. To discuss the more »

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Past Event: “Inclusive sustainable growth: The transformative approach of the post-2015 agenda for sustainable development”

July 6 Delegates Dining Room 1-3, United Nations Headquarters, New York The New York Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) hosted a luncheon on the occasion of the visit of Ms. Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Federal Ministry for more »

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Past Event: “What do Malians Think of the Prospects for Peace? Findings from the Mali-Mètre Opinion Poll”

June 18, 2015 Delegates Dining Room 6, United Nations Headquarters, New York After the outbreak of an armed conflict in the north of Mali in January 2012, the Mali office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) has been conducting the nationwide opinion more »

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