Publications on Global Economic Governance

New Publication FES Perspective – “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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Recent 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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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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Two background papers on the ECOSOC Dialogue on the longer-term positioning of the UN Development System

“UNDS Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? The glass is too big” Sara Burke FES New York – Meeting Report, June 2016 This report reflects upon an informal round table discussion held 19 May 2016, to which more »

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Publication: FES Perspective – “The Contribution of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda to Agenda 2030: Toward a new era of international cooperation” by Jose Antonio Ocampo

The 2016 Financing for Development Forum faces a huge challenge to forge coherence among three flagship development agreements from 2015: the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, Agenda 2030 and the Paris Climate Change Agreement. To move these interdependent processes forward, international 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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