Publications on Reforming the United Nations

Publication: “Strengthening Civil Society Engagement with the United Nations.”

Published and co-compiled by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York, the United Nations Association-UK, CIVICUS and Avaa February 2017 This new publication is a co-production of FES New York and three other founding organizations of the campaign ‘1 for 7 billion’ committed to more »

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Publication: CCSI/FES multi-language web platform for WMD non-proliferation regimes

Compliance and Capacity Skills International (CCSI) and FES New York have completed a multi-language web platform. It offers pragmatic information and guidelines in all six official UN languages for the implementation of non-proliferation regimes against Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) currently more »

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Publication: “Ban Ki-Moon Successor – A Democratic UN Starts With a Democratic Election of its Leader”

Volker Lehmann FES Perspective, June 2015 ISBN 978-3-95861-180-1 Historically, the selection of the UN Secretary-General (SG) has been dominated by the Permanent Five Members of the Security Council using their veto power to determine a lowest common denominator compromise candidate. more »

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Publication: “Reforming the Working Methods of the UN Security Council: The Next ACT”

Volker Lehmann FES Perspective, August 2013 In May 2013, some 20 UN member states launched a new initiative to improve the working methods of the UN Security Council. Dubbed “ACT”, the initiative aims for greater accountability, coherence, and transparency in more »

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Past Publications on “Inter-linkages between High Level Political Forum and ECOSOC Reform”

On 8 May FES New York organized an informal roundtable in which Ambassadors could engage in informal and candid dialogue to enhance political understanding of the ECOSOC reform and High Level Political Forum processes and their impact on the development more »

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