Highlights from New York

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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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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