Highlights from New York

New Publication – “Climate Change and Global Security – What Role for the UN Security Council?”

by Ken Conca, Joe Thwaites and Goueun Lee October 2017 The UN Security Council is increasingly under pressure to address climate change as a threat to international peace and security. Yet disagreements about the Council’s mandate as well as its more »

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Past Event: “Can the IFIs Support Sustainable Growth, Reduce Inequality and Protect Labor Rights at the Same Time?”

Thursday October 12, 2017 – 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Room IMF HQ2 – 3B 838 B 1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20431 All who are accredited to attend the IMF/WBG CSO Forum are invited At the global level, more »

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Past Event: “Reclaiming policy space for the public: presenting Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017”

Thursday October 12, 2017 – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm World Bank Group I Building (1850 I St NW, Washington, DC ) – Room to be announced All who are accredited to attend the IMF/WBG CSO Forum are invited The more »

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Past Event: “Assisting Victims and Remediating the Environment – Putting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons into Action”

Side Event for UNGA First Committee 12 October 2017 13:15 – 14:45 Conference Room A, UN Headquarters In July 2017, when 122 states adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), they also agreed on a number of more »

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Past Event: “Willy Brandt – Life of a Statesman”

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Goethe-Institut New York, 30 Irving Place, New York Like his contemporary John F. Kennedy, Willy Brandt was one of the great political icons of his time – and remains to many a representative more »

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Past Event: “From Tax Competition to Tax Cooperation: An Alternative to the Race to the Bottom”

Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Ave, New York Tax havens are the ultimate expression of the global corporate tax race to the bottom, and they have largely increased over the years. more »

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Past Event: “UN-Civil Society Cooperation: Strengthening Accountability and Prevention under the Responsibility to Protect”

Thursday, 7 September, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am The Church Center for the United Nations, 2nd Floor On the occasion of the ninth annual informal, interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) of the General Assembly, FES New York  in more »

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Past Event: “G24 Special Workshop on Growth and Reducing Inequality”

September 5-6, 2017 International Labour Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland General trends show that two thirds of world inequality is due to international (not “within-country”) inequality, and global inequality is greater than inequality in any single country, which drives a lot of more »

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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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