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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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Past Event: FES Study on Global Protests featured in Academic Discussion at The New School: “Global Inequality – Drivers, Consequences and Response”

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The New School, 66 West 12th St, room 407 Growing inequality is increasingly understood as a political issue, not just an economic trend. Two leading experts, Branko Milanovic (CUNY Graduate Center) and more »

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

Vivianne Ventura-Dias: Conservative transformation in Latin America: can social inclusion justify unsustainable production? Ricardo Sanchez: Towards a new Natural Resources Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean in a context of price cycle Dora Lucy Arias: Mas allá del conflicto more »

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Past Event: “Experts Dialogue on Coping with Violent Conflict & State Fragility”

June 16, 2016, 9:00am – 1:00pm Conference Room E, UNHQ The seventieth anniversary of the United Nations made 2015 a watershed year for international efforts to renew and strengthen how the international community copes with violent conflict and state fragility. 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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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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