FES in New York

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) office in New York serves as a liaison between the United Nations, FES field offices and partners in developing countries to strengthen the voice of the Global South. It contributes to UN debates on economic and social development, and on peace and security issues. Towards this end, FES New York annually organizes some 30 seminars, conferences and roundtables and regularly publishes briefing papers and fact sheets. In addition, it contributes to a dialogue on the work of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.

Thematic features include the UN debate on Financing for Development, the reform and strengthening of ECOSOC and the work of the UN Commission on Social Development. In the field of peace and security, the foundation has contributed to the international debate on peacebuilding with a particular emphasis on the UN Peacebuilding Commission. FES New York regularly hosts roundtable discussions bringing together UN delegates, secretariat staff as well as representatives from NGOs and academia. The office also offers capacity building programs such as the “Fall Academy: Understanding the UN” as well as visiting fellowships for policy analysts from the Global South. A newsbrief provides regular updates on FES New York’s activities.

The New York office is located in close proximity to the United Nations headquarters. The office has five permanent staff members and provides internships for students specializing in international affairs, development and economic policy.

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
New York Office

747 Third Avenue, Suite 34D
New York, NY 10017

+1 (212) 687-0208

info(at)fesny.org

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Global Policy and Development

FES New York is part of the FES Global Policy and Development Department. The activities of the department aim at developing concise policies for a just global transformation, together with our worldwide partners. more

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  • February 15, 2018 | 2030 Agenda, Inclusive Economy | Event

    "Financing the SDGs: Revealing the Links between Illicit Financial Flows and Domestic Resource Mobilization"

    On the occasion of the First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax, FES and partners organized this side event on the links...

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  • February 05, 2018 | Inclusive Economy, 2030 Agenda | Event

    'Rights-Based Social Protection: From Rhetoric to Action'

    FES New York was pleased to support colleagues from the FES Zambia office and partners in organizing this side event to the 56th Commission on Social...

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  • February 02, 2018 | Inclusive Economy | Event

    Civil Society Forum 2018

    FES New York co-hosted this year’s Civil Society Forum to bring together UN officials, CSOs and activists from across the globe to discuss how we can...

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  • January 23, 2018 | Inclusive Economy | Event

    "Working Lunch on Graduation Issues – Exchange with Member States in preparation for the 2018 report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development"

    FES New York and partners organized this working lunch at the UN Delegates Dining Room to address issues related to graduation from concessional...

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  • January 18, 2018 | Sustaining Peace | Event

    “Providing Security in Times of Uncertainty: "Mosaic Security Systems and the UN’s Quest for Coherence While Sustaining Peace”

    In cooperation with ACUNS and OEF Research, FES New York organized this roundtable discussion on the report of the FES Global Reflection Group...

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  • December 20, 2017 | Sustaining Peace, Multilateralism 4.0 | Event

    "UN Security Council and Climate Change: Bully Pulpit or Bull in a China Shop?"

    FES New York co-hosted this publication launch and discussion on climate change and the UN Security Council together with the Permanent Missions of...

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  • November 20, 2017 to November 21, 2017 | Inclusive Economy, 2030 Agenda | Event

    "Knowledge and Politics in Setting and Measuring SDGs"

    FES New York and partners co-hosted this workshop to analyze the political economy of the formulation of the Sustainable Development Goals, with...

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  • October 12, 2017 | Inclusive Economy | Event

    "Can the IFIs Support Sustainable Growth, Reduce Inequality and Protect Labor Rights at the Same Time?"

    FES New York, ITUC, and New Rules for Global Finance co-hosted this panel discussion on global financial rule-making institutions and the nexus...

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