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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Past Event: “UN Security Council and Climate Change: Bully Pulpit or Bull in a China Shop?”

Wednesday, December 20, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm United Nations HQ – New York Delegates Dining Room (by invitation only) Amid growing concerns that climate change will affect international peace and security, over the last decade the issue has emerged more »

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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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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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