12 – 16 November 2012, New York
From November 12 to 16, 2012 the FES New York office hosted its seventh annual Fall Academy “How to Make Best Use of UN Capacities” for young international policy analysts. 19 participants came to New York for one week to learn hands-on about the work of the United Nations. They met with UN Secretariat diplomats, UN Member State Representatives and NGO experts to discuss the UN’s work on peace and security issues, the Post-MDG process, and the UN’s most recent reform initiatives. The training provided the participants with the opportunity to obtain in-depth knowledge of the capacities of the UN to deal with policy issues that are also relevant for their work at home. The 2012 Fall Academy put particular emphasis on the UN’s post-2015 Millennium Development Goals Agenda.