Country Reports

SDG 16: The Challenge of ‘Sustaining Peace’ in Places of Crisis

Members of the African Policy Circle Helen Kezie-Nwoha, Executive Director of Isis Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange in Uganda and Aditi Lalbahadur, Programme Manager for the Foreign Policy Programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) publish a paper on "SDG 16: The Challenge of ‘Sustaining Peace’ in Places of Crisis". Their research was conducted subsequent to a dialogue programme entitled "The African Policy Circle goes UN: Empowering local influencers through dialogue on the 2030 Agenda" organized by the KAS New York office. more…

December 22, 2017

Germany’s UN Policy after the Election

As a member of the German Bundestag as well as a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Dr. Andreas Nick offered his thoughts on the future of crisis management. During his stay in New York, he gave a speech about “Germany’s UN Policy after the Election”. This event took place at the New York office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the American Council on Germany (ACG) on November 27th 2017. more…

December 21, 2017

„We need to take on more responsibility!“

„Prevention is not merely a priority, but the priority!” Already in his first speech in front of the UN Security Council, the new UN-Secretary-General António Guterres made abundantly clear what he will be focusing on during his term in office. more…

Thorsten Frei | June 26, 2017

Is the UN on the cusp of changing times?

Background information and a first assessment of the budget cuts announced by the new US government.

Newly elected US President Donald J. Trump submitted his first draft budget on 16 March 2017. In addition to important increases in the defense budget, cutbacks were announced to the draft budgets for the departments of foreign and environmental affairs. In particular, the proposed cuts to the State Department budget could have a significant impact on the work of the United Nations as the United States is currently the greatest individual donor to the UN as a whole. This explains why the latest announcements from Washington have been met with great concern on the East River. more…

Dr. Stefan Friedrich | April 3, 2017

Stormy Times on the East River

Why Germany must increase its engagement in the UN: using the Blue Helmets and refugees as examples

The post-1945 world order is under threat. The established system of international law, the United Nations, human rights and free trade and unrestricted shipping is under pressure from outside and from within. This liberal international system, which favors globalization, enables prosperity and has carried the values and principles of Western enlightenment around the world, is now under threat. more…

Céline-Agathe Caro, Dustin Dehez, Dr. Patrick Keller, Dr. Jana Puglierin | March 7, 2017

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