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Global Security Governance

The attacks of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath have demonstrated the limits of an unilateral quest for security.
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New Publication – “Climate Change and Global Security – What Role for the UN Security Council?”

by Ken Conca, Joe Thwaites and Goueun Lee October 2017 The UN Security Council is increasingly under pressure to address climate change as a threat to international peace and security. Yet disagreements about the Council’s mandate as well as its more »

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Past Event: “UN-Civil Society Cooperation: Strengthening Accountability and Prevention under the Responsibility to Protect”

Thursday, 7 September, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am The Church Center for the United Nations, 2nd Floor On the occasion of the ninth annual informal, interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) of the General Assembly, FES New York  in 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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Past Event: “African Directions: Towards an Equitable Partnership in Peace Operations”

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, New York FES New York co-hosted a panel discussion and an expert-level workshop on the final report of the “The New Geopolitics of Peace Operations II” initiative, which was conducted by the Stockholm International Peace Research more »

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Past Event: “Global and Regional Nuclear Orders in a Moment of Geopolitical Uncertainty”

Thursday, March 16, 2017 UNHQ, New York As recent geopolitical shifts continue to stress-test the existing regional and global nuclear orders, more than 100 UN Member States will gather in March 2017 to begin negotiating a nuclear weapons ban treaty. more »

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Past Event: “Women, Peace, and Security: Are We There Yet?”

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, International Peace Institute FES New York, together with One Earth Future and the International Peace Institute co-sponsored this discussion on achieving the goals of the women, peace, and security (WPS) agenda. Based 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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Past Event: “Overcoming Barriers: Civil Society Perspectives on Implementing RtoP”

Thursday, September 8, 2016 The Church Center for the United Nations Following up on the UN General Assembly’s informal, interactive dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP), FES New York, the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP), and 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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