Highlights from New York

New Publication – “Are the Multilateral Organizations Fighting Inequality? 2017 Financial Impact Report Executive Summary”

Reducing inequality within and among countries is now a stand-alone goal for the United Nations: Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10 in the UN’s Agenda 2030. While many countries have adopted SDG action plans that include policies to reduce domestic inequality, more »

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Recent Event: “Are UN Member States Ready to Eradicate Poverty and Promote Gender Equality by Tackling Inequality?”

Monday July 17,  1:15-2:30 pm Convene Conference Center, 730 Third Avenue (between 45th and 46th Streets) The 2017 High-Level Political Forum focused on eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity (Goal 1) and combating gender inequality (Goal 5). This special high-level panel more »

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Recent Event: 2017 FES New York Summer Academy

June 19 – 23, 2017 Roger Smith Hotel At FES New York’s 2017 Summer Academy, young leaders from across the globe explored the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a tool to further progressive, transformative politics in their respective more »

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Recent Event: “Protecting Rights, Remediating the Environment: Addressing the Harm from Nuclear Weapons”

Wednesday, June 21, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm United Nations HQ – New York Conference Room B This panel discussion was a side event during the negotiating conference on a nuclear weapons ban treaty. Discussants assessed  the positive obligations in more »

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New Publication – FES Perspective: “The Nuclear Weapons Ban and Human Security for All: Assessing the Draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons from a Human Security Perspective”

by Matthew Bolton June 2017 Efforts to abolish nuclear weapons have regained momentum by the current negotiations for a nuclear weapons ban treaty. Despite the resistance from nuclear powers, the majority of UN Member States is determined to come to more »

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New Publication – FES International Policy Analysis: “Making the Global Financial System More Resilient: A Regional / Group-wise Approach to Sovereign Debt Workouts”

by Jürgen Kaiser May 2017 More countries in the Global South may be heading toward a new debt crisis as the result of a new wave of debt financing due to low global interest rates coinciding with low commodity prices. Thus more »

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Workshop for Middle Income Countries: Preparing for the 2017 Financing for Development Forum

Middle income countries (MICs) face an intractable identity problem: what exactly is a “middle income country”? This categorization focuses on income per capita as the main factor for defining groups of countries and for allocating the financial resources for development more »

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Past Event: “Learning from HIPC: The potential for regional and group-wise debt relief schemes”

Wednesday, May 24, 8:30 am – 9:45 am United Nations HQ – New York Delegates Dining Room While loan and bond financing are actively promoted by the G20 and the World Bank, the IMF is warning of the risk of more »

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Past Event: “Can Long-Term Investment in Infrastructure Reduce Inequality?”

Monday, May 22, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm United Nations HQ – New York Delegates Dining Room On the occasion of the second Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Forum on Financing for Development follow-up, the seventy-second President of ECOSOC, H.E. Mr. more »

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Past Event: Are Governments & the Bretton Woods Institutions Fighting Inequality?

Friday, April 21 International Monetary Fund HQ2 (3rd Fl) 03B-838B, Washington DC The recent backlash against globalization in advanced economies was in part driven by the increasing wealth and income gaps between those who benefit and those who do not. more »

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