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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 “The Nuclear Weapons Ban and Human Security for All”

Efforts to abolish nuclear weapons have regained momentum by the current negotiations for a nuclear weapons ban treaty. Despite the resistance from nuclear powers, the majority of UN Member States is determined to come to an agreement in July 2017. 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: 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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Expert Group Meeting and Retreat on the Reporting of the Inter-Agency Force on Financing for Development

Presentations Axel Bertuch-Samuels Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development-The 2017 Report Peter Chowla Griet Cattaert Financing for Development Office: IATF Monitoring of International Development Cooperation and TOSSD Overview of Global Outlook FDRE Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation: Sustainable more »

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Past Event: “Trade Union Perspectives on Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work” – Global Trade Union UNCSW Preparatory Meeting

December 6-7, 2016 Hotel Roger Smith, New York FES New York, in conjunction with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Education International (EI), and Public Services International (PSI), hosted a seminar on “Trade Union Perspectives on Women’s Economic Empowerment in more »

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Past Event: World Bank-ITUC-FES Workshop on Labour Safeguards at Multinational Development Banks (MDBs)

November 30 – December 1, 2016 World Bank HQ, Washington D.C. FES New York, in cooperation with the World Bank and International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), convened a workshop on labour safeguards policies at the World Bank and other Multilateral more »

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Past Workshop and Report: “Assessing How Global Financial Institutions Impact Inequality”

Report launched 25 October 2016 | Workshop 3-4 June 2016 New York, N.Y. We are pleased to share with you a new conference report from the June 2016 workshop organized by FES and New Rules to strengthen how we understand, 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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