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Gespräch

Unter Druck: Multilateralismus, Partnerschaften und strategische Allianzen

Online-Gespräch mit anschließender Diskussionsrunde

Europa und die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika sehen sich mit globalen Herausforderungen konfrontiert, die weder geographische Grenzen respektieren noch mit nationalen Antworten zu lösen sind. Die COVID-19 Pandemie hat nochmals erneut akzentuiert, was sich bereits zuvor abzeichnete: Fragen der globalen Gesundheit, des Klimawandels, und der Rüstungskontrolle, ein zunehmend aggressiver agierendes Russland sowie eine selbstbewusste und den Einfluss ausdehnende Volksrepublik China sind Herausforderungen, die einer gemeinsamen Antwort bedürfen. Daher ist es dringender denn je, eine weitere Fragmentierung des multilateralen Systems zu verhindern.

Live-Stream

Surveilance and Information Disorder in Africa

Register here: https://kas-de.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZA_fiVqKRW2yR1nRzBOuqw

Online-Seminar

Wirkungsmöglichkeiten der gewählten Mitglieder des Sicherheitsrates der Vereinten Nationen

Deutschlands Mitgliedschaft 2019-2020

Online-Seminar

The nexus of health and security

Early warning, crisis management, and increased resilience in a multilateral framework

COVID-19 hit the international community unprepared irrespective of the fact that a variety of global risk analysis as well as national security strategies cited pandemics as a likely risk scenario for forthcoming decades. To the contrary, countries had reduced for years their stockpiles of PPE and relied on global production chains for strategic equipment. The velocity of the virus’ spread around the globe dwarfed any attempts for mere national responses. Its impact on societies, health systems and economies underlined the need for comprehensive responses cross-cutting across health, economic, and security sectors.

Online-Seminar

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Das Schweigen des UN-Sicherheitsrats in der Covid-19 Pandemie

Während die Generalsversammlung der Vereinten Nationen bereits zwei Resolutionen zur Corona-Pandemie verabschiedete, war vom UN-Sicherheitsrat bisher kaum etwas zu hören. Ob ein Ende dieser Paralyse des mächtigen UN-Gremiums in Sicht ist, wollen wir am 4.Mai mit unseren Experten diskutieren.

Buchpräsentation

Book launch "FeMALE Diplomacy - Women in Foreign Policy"

Only a few women sit at the negotiating table when it comes to war and peace. Foreign and security policy remains a largely male dominated domain in politics. As of June 2019, 11 women are serving as Head of State and 12 are serving as Head of Government. As of January 2019, only 20.7 per cent of government ministers worldwide were women. The five most commonly held portfolios by women ministers are: Social Affairs; followed by Family/Children/Youth/Elderly/Disabled; Environment/Natural Resources/Energy; Employment/Labour/Vocational Training; and Trade/Industry.

Gespräch

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Women in Politics fostering Digital Inclusion

Women are 12% less likely to use the internet globally than men. In low and middle-income countries, the gap between women’s use and that of men even widens to 26%. Most pronounced becomes this digital divide in LDCs, where women are 33% less likely than men to use the internet. These digital inequalities matter particularly as digital technologies, including the internet, are having increasingly profound impacts also on other aspects of economy, society and culture. Any action to enhance digital equality therefore has not only important positive impacts on gender equality in general but also contributes to the development of societies. In order to enhance women’s equality and empowerment through digital inclusion all stakeholders need to work together in order to foster skills and education, to provide connectivity, and to create adequate policy frameworks.

Diskussion

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Luncheon Debate "The female face of migration"

Although the share of women in the total number of international migrants fell from 49.3% (2000) to 47.9% in 2019, the situation varies across regions. In North America, Europe and Oceania the percentage of migrating women has surpassed 50%. Also Latin America and the Caribbean are hosting already 49.9% of migrant women. These women often migrate alone in search for better jobs, education opportunities and greater freedoms. On their journey or in their countries of destination they often become victims of fraud, abuse, rape or discrimination. According to UNODC data the majority of victims of human trafficking are women and young girls (71%). This data clearly highlights the need to strengthen the instruments for protection, but also for information campaigns amongst migrant women. We cordially invite you to discuss with our panelists how current challenges can best be addressed.

Diskussion

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Land rights for women as a factor for development

In half of the world, women are still unable to assert their land and property rights. Although inroads have been made over the years on the legal side, the gap between law and practice remains. According to FAO data, agricultural productivity could be enhanced by 20% to 30% if more women would have secure tenure of the land they are working on. In many societies, be it in Latin America, Sub-Sahara Africa or even in the Balkans, discriminatory social practices still prevent to harvest the benefits for socio-economic development that secure land rights for women could bring. Therefore, we invite you to discuss with our panelists how a lack of understanding of laws within communities and families can be addressed, how women can gain better access to legal services and how also other relevant factors such as financial instruments need to be adjusted.

Buchpräsentation

Die Vereinten Nationen als Entwicklungspolitischer Akteur

In den vergangenen Jahren, nicht zuletzt durch die Reformen des UN Generalsekretärs António Guterres, hat die Rolle des Sekretariats der Vereinten Nationen als Koordinator und Akteur der globalen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit an Bedeutung gewonnen. Wasim Mir (Senior Fellow, UN Foundation) und Sebastian Borchmeyer (Senior Programme Officer, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung New York) haben in der Studie Reevaluating the United Nations Secretariat’s Contribution to Economic Development untersucht, inwieweit das Kernbudget der Vereinten Nationen als öffentliche Entwicklungshilfe („ODA“) im Sinne der Definition der Organisation für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (OECD) zu bewerten ist. Für das UN-Sekretariat liegt der festgelegte Koeffizient zur Bestimmung des ODA-Anteils bei 18% seit 2013 – dies ist beträchtlich niedriger als der Koeffizient anderer internationaler (Entwicklungs-)Organisationen. Diese Unterbewertung des Koeffizienten für das UN-Sekretariat wird dessen Rolle bei der Umsetzung der Agenda 2030 heute nicht mehr gerecht und eine Neubewertung ist daher geboten.

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KAS-IOE Launch of the “Playbook 2.0: Creating Synergies Between United Nations Resident Coordinators and Employers for Sustainable Impact”

Private sector and United Nations Resident Coordinators Collaboration

On Monday, 29th January 2024, KAS and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) jointly launched the Playbook 2.0 “Creating Synergies between UN Resident Coordinators and Employers for Sustainable Impact” on the sidelines of the 2024 ECOSOC Partnership Forum.

Safeguarding Humanitarian Action in UN Sanctions and Counterterrorism Regimes

The Impact and Implementation of Resolution 2664

On November 14, 2023, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) Office in New York and International Peace Institute (IPI) convened a closed-door roundtable to assess the implementation and impact of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 2664—establishing a humanitarian carveout across UN sanctions regimes—and consider how it can be applied to counterterrorism measures.

Digital Cooperation and Digital Governance in Africa

Key messages from the IOE-KAS-ACET expert dialogue series

KAS, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), and The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) have collaborated on three dialogues with experts and policymakers, culminating in an event at the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on July 12, 2023. These dialogues have been designed to facilitate knowledge sharing among policymakers, development partners, and other stakeholders in multilateral institutions to identify concrete policy actions to accelerate the development of digital skills in Africa. The three topics have been “Re-imagining Technical and Vocational Education and Training for the Fourth Industrial Revolution" with ACET as the lead organizer; “Disinformation, Data Management, and Citizen Skills” with KAS as the lead organizer; and “Technical and Soft Skills in the Digital Era” with IOE as the lead organizer. Key messages from the expert dialogues and HLPF event are below.

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Die COSP16 – Rechte von Menschen mit Behinderung weltweit

Andrea E. Ostheimer, Vertreterin der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung bei den Vereinten Nationen, New York

Vom 13.-15. Juni 2023 fand in New York die 16. Conference of State Parties on the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities statt. Dieses jährliche Forum bietet Unterzeichnerstaaten seit der Verabschiedung der UN Behindertenrechtskonvention im Jahre 2006 die Möglichkeit, einen Fortschrittsbericht zu den Rechten von Menschen mit Behinderungen vorzulegen.

The private sector as a crucial partner in achieving the 2030 Agenda

Side-Event at the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The International Organisation of the Employers (IOE), the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Permanent Mission of Qatar to the United Nations (UN) in New York held a digital conference as a side event to the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on 12 July 2021 to highlight best practices in multi-stakeholder engagement towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals while recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Globale Schuldenkrise und COVID19 – ein verlorenes Jahrzehnt für die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit?

Welchen Einfluss hat die COVID19-Pandemie auf die Verschuldungssituation von Entwicklungsländern? Wie wirkt sich die drohende Schuldenkrise auf die Erreichung des SDGs aus? Wie kann Kreditvergabe für Entwicklungsländer nachhaltiger gestaltet werden - und wie kann sich die Weltgemeinschaft dabei einbringen? Über diese und weitere Fragen sprachen am 5. Mai die Teilnehmenden einer Onlinediskussion, die gemeinsam von den KAS-Büros Bonn, New York und Berlin der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung über Zeitzonen- und Landesgrenzen hinweg organisiert wurde.

FeMALE Diplomacy

Women in Foreign Policy

As part of the 65th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), KAS New York held an event on March Wednesday, 17 March, 2021 inspired by the book of Elisabeth Motschmann, MP, FeMALE Diplomacy: Women in Foreign Policy. The event was translated into American Sign Language as well as Deutsche Gebärdensprache.

The Impact of Elected Members on the Security Council’s Agenda: Germany’s Sixth Tenure in 2019-2020

Panel Discussion Followed by Q&A Session

Every eight years, Germany aspires to become an elected member to the Security Council. The last two years have certainly been rich in expected but also unpredictable challenges. With nationalist and populist politics on the rise, multilateralism and international cooperation had to face obstructive policies and actions. With Ambassador Heusgen, who has represented Germany since 2017 in New York and who was the foreign policy advisor of Chancellor Angela Merkel for 13 years, the panellists assessed the last two years on the Council but discussed the impact elected members, the so-called E10, can have.

Virtual Side Event during the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

A Decade of Action on SDG Delivery: How to strengthen the partnership with the private sector?

The International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations held a digital conference side event to the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on 16 July 2020 on how to foster partnerships, seek avenues for better collaboration and establish next steps in fulfilling the business community desire to ensure private sector engagement at local and global levels in achieving the UN Decade of Action and the SDGs.

Second IOE-KAS Workshop on UN Engagement with the Private Sector

Enhancing Cooperation between UN Resident Coordinators and Employer and Business Membership Organisations and Companies

The International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) share a common mission of supporting a rules-based, social market economy and contributing through robust partnerships to the global goals set out in the 2030 Agenda. To this end, IOE and KAS joined forces to host a series of virtual conferences to explore opportunities for partnerships between United Nations Resident Coordinators (UNRCs) and IOE member organisations and their company affiliates with a view to enhancing cooperation for the delivery of the 2030 Agenda, as well as measures to address the socio-economic impact of COVID-19.