Publications on Global Economic Governance

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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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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New Publication: “A Soft Law Mechanism for Sovereign Debt Restructuring”

Martin Guzman and Joseph E. Stiglitz FES New York – International Policy Analysis, October 2016 ISBN:  978-3-95861-605-9 As authors Martin Guzman and Joseph Stiglitz show, sovereign lending markets are not working well. The current system remains fraught with perverse incentives more »

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Past Workshop and Report: “Assessing How Global Financial Institutions Impact Inequality”

Report launched 25 October 2016 | Workshop 3-4 June 2016 New York, N.Y. We are pleased to share with you a new conference report from the June 2016 workshop organized by FES and New Rules to strengthen how we understand, more »

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New Publication – FES Perspective “Rights and Environmental Protection Following Paris and the SDGs: Towards a Stronger Role for the United Nations” by Ken Conca

Ken Conca FES New York – Perspective, September 2016 ISBN:  978-3-95861-598-4 The author Ken Conca argues that the UN’s current approach to protect the environment has run up against the structural limitations of an increasingly globalized economy. Yet successful implementation more »

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Publication: “How to Achieve Sustainable Peace: The Radical Potential of Implementing UN Sustainable Development Goal 16″

Sarah Hearn FES Perspective, June 2016 ISBN 978-3-95861-505-2 The UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 promotes peaceful and inclusive societies and endorses accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. This Perspective offers ideas on a roadmap for implementing SDG 16 more »

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