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Past Event: “From Extractivism to Sustainable Development in Latin America – How to Make Best Use of the UN”

June 13-14, 2016, 9:30am – 4:45pm Hotel Roger Smith, New York As the UN and Member States prepare for the first High-Level Political Forum and strategies for the implementation of the Agenda 2030, a responsible extraction of natural resources remains 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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Past Event: “How Global Financial Institutions Impact Inequality: A Workshop to Strengthen Understanding, Assessment & Reporting”

June 3-4, 2016 Cornell University, ILR School Conference Center On June 3 and 4, 2016 the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung New York Office and New Rules for Global Finance co-organized a workshop in New York City  to strengthen understanding, assessment and reporting on more »

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Past Event: “Intensifying and Expanding International Tax Cooperation to Achieve Sustainable Development”

April 21 2016, 3:00pm – 6:00pm New York, UNHQ, Conference Room F On April 21, 2016, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) was convening a High-Level Thematic Debate (HLTD) on “Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.” As the event aimed more »

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Past Event: “Systemic issues and debt in trying times: How can the FFD process help?”

  April 19,2016, 1:15 pm-2:30 pm New York, UNHQ, Conference Room 12 Financing conditions for most developing countries were favorable for several years due to high export earnings and easy access to credit. This has changed rapidly in the past 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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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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Past Event: “The UN Secretary-General We Deserve – Towards an Open and Transparent Selection”

March 30, 2016 United Nations Conference Building, New York As a new UN Secretary-General has to be selected this year, for the first time in history, the General Assembly (GA) will hold hearings with candidates. To discuss these and other more »

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Past Event: UNCTAD G77 Lecture Series on Development Issues: “Preparing for the Financing for Development Forum”

March 8, 2016 ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations HQ, New York The New York Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is pleased to team up with UNCTAD to organize a series of workshops on development issues geared to the interests of G77 Member more »

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Past event: “Monopoly on the Use of Force 2.0? Implications for the International Order”

March 10, 2016 The Church Center for the United Nations, New York In December 2014, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung launched a Global Reflection Group on “A monopoly for the use of force 2.0? Is there a need for new peace and security more »

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