Reforming the United Nations

Reforming the United Nations

Calls for reforming the United Nations began almost immediately after the inception of the global institution.
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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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Past Event: Lunch Seminar/Conference: UNSC 2020 & 2050

June 15, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Church Center of the United Nations, New York While efforts to reform the UN Security Council are as old as the UN itself, today’s political challenges seem particularly insurmountable to change this most 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: “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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Past Event: Civil Society Forum

February 1-2, 2016 United Nations Headquarters, New York On the occasion of the 54th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD), FES New York co-organized a two-day forum for civil society representatives that aimed to prepare civil society participants more »

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Past Event: “Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance”

September 28, 2015 Columbia University Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, New York Office was a co-sponsor of this high-level conference. The conference coincided with the first day of the UN General Assembly’s General Discussion and dealt with a specific package of reforms to overcome 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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Past Event: “The Notion of Progress in the Diversity of World Cultures”

New York City May 31 – June 2, 2015 In September 2015 world leaders gather at UN Headquarters in New York to celebrate the institution’s 70th Anniversary, marking the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and inaugurating a new standard in more »

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