NY Events 2008

Doha Review Conference on Financing for Development

29 November – 2 December 2008, Doha, Qatar

 

Conference Report


Side Events:

“Avoiding Future Financial Meltdowns: What Kind of Financial Regulation?”

1 December 2008, Doha, Qatar
Panel discussion hosted by FES New York and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue during the Doha Review Conference on Financing for Development.

 

Program


“Gender-Equitable Public Policy: Best Practices & New Options”

30 November 2008, Doha, Qatar
Panel discussion sponsored by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE), and Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development during the Doha Review Conference on Financing for Development.

Program


“Global Framework Agreements: A New Tool for Regulating Transnationals?”

30 November 2008, Doha, Qatar
A panel discussion co-sponsored by FES New York and the International Trade Union Congress (ITUC) during the Doha Review Conference on Financing for Development.

 

Program


The Global Financial Crisis: Regulatory Implications

13 November 2008, New York

A conference co-sponsored by FES New York and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University.

 

Program Briefing paper

 


FES New York Fall Academy for Young International Policy Analysts: Understanding the United Nations

10-14 November 2008, New York
A 5-day-long training module organized by FES New York in collaboration with the Center for International Cooperation at New York University, Columbia University, the International Peace Institute, The Century Foundation, and the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service.

 

Program List of participants

 


NGO Perspectives on Financing for Development and the Doha Review Conference

25 September 2008, New York
An informal meeting with Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development & Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Doha Review Conference on FfD, organized by FES New York.

 


Addressing Gaps in Early Recovery: Peacebuilding Commission Perspectives on Next Steps

10 September 2008, New York
A luncheon organized by FES New York and the Quaker UN Office.

 

List of participants

 


Participatory Approaches to International Development Cooperation

1 July 2008, New York
A multistakeholder luncheon discussion organized by the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS), in cooperation with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and with the support of the United Nations Foundation and FES New York.

 

List of participants

 


The Relationship between Africa and the UN: From Disenchantment to a More Effective Cooperation

20-21 June 2008, Tarrytown, New York
A retreat hosted by FES New York in association with The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town.

 

Program Report

 


Carbon Taxes – A Tool for Managing Climate Change or a Threat to the World’s Poor?

17 June 2008, New York
A workshop organized by FES New York in cooperation with the Financing for Development Office of UN-DESA.

 

Program Report


Strengthening the Culture of Democracy: Does a Good Cause Need to be Rescued from its Promoters?

4 June 2008, New York
A roundtable luncheon organized by FES New York and The Century Foundation.

 

List of participants


IMF Reform from Another Angle – Towards a More Responsive and Responsible Fund

2 June 2008, Washington DC
A debate on reforming the IMF hosted by FES New York in collaboration with the Brookings Institution and the New Rules for Global Finance Coalition.

Report


Equality, Development and Growth

20 May 2008, New York
A luncheon debate hosted by FES New York and the UN Financing for Development Office and the Division on the Advancement of Women (DAW).

 

List of participants


Green Jobs as Drivers for Sustainable Development

14 May 2008, New York
FES New York joined the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in hosting a debate with Achim Steiner (left), Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and Roger Toussaint (right), President of the U.S. Transport Workers Union.

 

Report


The Right to Food: How Can the UN Respond to the Global Food Crisis?

23 April 2008, New York
A conference organized by FES New York and Global Policy Forum.

 

Program Briefing Paper


Financing for Development Civil Society Forum

13 April 2008, New York
The Civil Society Forum for the Special high-level meeting of the Economic and Social Council with the BWIs, WTO and UNCTAD sponsored by FES New York.

 

Program


The Work of the Development Committee & the Challenge of Advancing the Climate Change Agenda

12 April 2008, Washington DC
A roundtable discussion facilitated by FES New York during the IFI Spring Meetings for NGO representatives with the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, to discuss issues on the World Bank Development Committee agenda.


Windows of Opportunity? Prospects and Challenges for Reversing Weapons Threats

10 April 2008, New York
A debate hosted by FES New York and The Century Foundation. Lead discussants included Hans Blix, Chairperson of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (Stockholm) and Graham Allison, director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and professor of government at Harvard University.

 

Transcript


Climate Change as a Security Risk

28 March 2008, New York
A luncheon discussion organized by FES New York. Chaired by the UK Ambassador to the UN, H.E. Sir John Sawers, the debate was started by Professor Dirk Messner, Director of the German Development, who presented a recent report by the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU).

 

List of participants Report by WBGU


Ascendant Asia and the Global Agenda

29 February 2008, New York
A roundtable discussion organized by FES New York and The Century Foundation.

 

List of participants


Discussion with Delegates of the Party of European Socialists (PES) on Current UN Matters

6 February 2008, New York
A luncheon discussion hosted by FES New York.

 

List of participants


What Can Aging Advocates Learn from the Disability Convention Process?

6 February 2008, New York
A side event hosted by FES New York and the Global Action on Aging during the UN session of the Commission for Social Development.

 

Flyer


Making Copenhagen Work: Decent Work for a Decent Life

5 February 2008, New York
The Civil Society Forum hosted by FES New York, the UN Division of Social Policy and Development, and the NGO Committee for Social Development.

Program


Promoting Full Employment and Decent Work for All

3-6 February 2008, New York
A trade union seminar organized by FES New York, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).

 

Program List of participants


Elections vs. Democracy: Post-Bhutto Pakistan and the International Community

25 January 2008, New York
A luncheon sponsored by FES New York and The Century Foundation.

 

Program

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