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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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Democracy Works

Together with its South African partner, The Brenthurst Foundation, the KAS office New York launched the study Democracy Works.

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Media as a Guardian of Democratic Values and Multilateral Institutions

KAS NY welcomes bloggers and independent journalists hailing from Ivory Coast, Cameroon, the DRC & South Africa who create content for the KAS supported media platform africablogging to examine how media can be a guardian of democratic values and multilateral institutions

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"Freiheit, Demokratie und Menschenrechte sind weder selbstverständlich noch unabänderlich"

Friedensnobelpreisträger Dr. Denis Mukwege kämpft gegen sexuelle Gewalt als Instrument der Kriegsführung

Dr. Denis Mukwege, Friedensnobelpreisträger 2018, traf sich am 24. April im KAS-Büro New York mit Vertretern von UN-Agenturen und Menschenrechtsorganisationen zu einem Frühstücksgespräch. Im Mittelpunkt der Diskussion stand die Frage, wie sich zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen noch stärker als bisher im Kampf gegen sexuelle Gewalt als Instrument der Kriegsführung engagieren können.

Europe Goes to the Polls: What to Expect from the European Parliamentary Election

Mr. Klaus Welle, Secretary-General of the European Parliament, briefed the audience on the upcoming European elections, a watershed moment for the European Union. The event was cohosted by the American Council on Germany (ACG).

Discussion on Earmarking in the Multilateral Development System

Dr. Max-Otto Baumann, Senior Researcher at the German Development Institute, introduced a pre-liminary version of the report titled Shades of Grey: Earmarking in the Multilateral Development System at KAS New York Office soliciting feedback from a group of experts from UN agencies and Member States’ missions.

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Contemporary Challenges to the Independence of Judges and Lawyers

UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, KAS New York, NYC BAR Association

Dinner with Mr. Martin Jäger, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

During a small gathering with German UN staff members at the KAS New York Office, State Secretary Jäger reaffirmed his ministry’s strong commitment to the United Nations system and multilateralism. No major country can benefit more from a rules-based world order than Germany.

Migration and Demography in Sub-Sahara Africa

Dr. Stephen Smith, Professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University and Author of the Scramble for Europe speaks at the New York Office of Konrad Adenauer Foundation on January 15th, 2019

New Year’s Reception with the German Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Christoph Heusgen

At a reception with alumni and current fellows of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, spelled out the priorities during the German membership in the UN Security Council.

Expert Roundtable: Harvesting benefits & addressing challenges of migration

On November 19th, 2018 KAS New York invited selected authors of the research and publication project Refugees and Migrants in Law and Policy – Challenges and Opportunities for Global Civic Education to present their findings and discuss with other participating experts the implications of their research for the achievement of the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular Migration objectives. This outcome report is intended to give an overview of the discussed topics. Issues such as inclusive early childhood education, host community experiences, refugee integration through civic education, PTSD amongst refugees and migrants as well as the complexities of integration in South-South migration were addressed.