Global Economic Governance

Global Economic Governance

The 2008-09 global economic crisis unleashed major upheavals in the global economic and social policy arrangements, requiring firm governmental action to contain the crisis and to deal with the negative economic and social consequences. Continue reading

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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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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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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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Past Event: Are Governments & the Bretton Woods Institutions Fighting Inequality?

Friday, April 21 International Monetary Fund HQ2 (3rd Fl) 03B-838B, Washington DC The recent backlash against globalization in advanced economies was in part driven by the increasing wealth and income gaps between those who benefit and those who do not. more »

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Past Event: International Reception during CSW61: “Women’s Economic Empowerment: Strategizing and Networking across Boards and Borders”

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Roger Smith Hotel, New York The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March 2017. In line with more »

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Past Event: FES New York 2016 Fall Academy: “Using the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda for Transformative Politics” – A Training for Young International Policy Makers

November 14-18, 2016 Hotel Roger Smith and UNHQ, New York At this year’s Fall Academy, young policy makers developed skills to influence the political agenda associated with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their respective home countries. 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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