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Studien- und Informationsprogramm

Media as a Guardian of Democratic Values and Multilateral Institutions

KAS New York is facilitating this visit in the context of our dialogue program entitled “Media as a Guardian of Democratic Values and Multilateral Institutions”. Recognizing that the media can be a guardian of democratic values and multilateral institutions we would like to explore how free journalists and bloggers can report in a fact-based manner on democratic processes and the work of the UN. Additionally we will look into ways in which the United Nations can strengthen the rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the press.


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

Breakfast Briefing with Klaus Welle, Secretary-General of the European Parliament on “Europe Goes to the Polls: What to Expect from the European Parliamentary Election” Hosted in partnership with the American Council on Germany


Feedback Session: Study on earmarking in the multilateral development system

The German Development Institute, a leading think tank for development policy, conducted a comprehensive study commissioned by Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on the topic of earmarking in the multilateral development system. The study not only provides evidence and analysis to inform smart decision-making on earmarked funding for multilateral development banks and the UN Development System, but also explores different instruments of earmarked funding and offers policy recommendations for donors. In partnership with the German Development Institute, KAS New York Office is hosting a meeting to provide feedback and discuss the draft version of the report with one of its authors, Dr. Max-Otto Baumann, before the final version will be released.


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


Multilateralismus auf dem Prüfstand – Die entwicklungspolitische Rolle Deutschlands in den Vereinten Nationen

Abendessen mit Martin Jäger, Staatssekretär im Bundesminis-terium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung


Agenda 2030 - KAS Internal Strategy Workshop

18 representatives of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, gathered for an internal Strategy Workshop in the KAS New York Office. The main aim was to discuss how KAS activities inside Germany and through offices all over the world can – and already do - support the implementation of the SDGs and how a more strategic approach can be applied.


Migration and Demography in Sub Saharan 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

KAS New York Offices invites to a reception for alumni and current fellows of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) to commemorate Konrad Adenauer’s 143rd birthday. Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations, is giving a keynote speech on the priorities during the German membership in the UN Security Council.


Expert Workshop: Towards a European Voice at the United Nations

For many years, calls have been loud and clear for the European Union to become a more cohesive foreign policy player that "speaks with one voice" and brings to bear the unified political weight of Europe in international affairs.


Book Launch: Migrants and Refugees in Law and Policy

Join The New York Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for the launch of "Refugees and Migrants in Law and Policy" with selected authors.

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Collaboration between Resident Coordinators and Employer Federations to Achieve the SDGs


On 16 July, on the margins of the High-Level Political Forum, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) New York and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) convened an event to share best practices and promote collaboration between UN Resident Coordinators and employer federations collaboration to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNGA Resolution on the Human Right to a Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment

IOE-KAS Report

Following the adoption of Resolution A/76L.75 "the right to access a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment as a universal human right" by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the International Organisations of Employers (IOE) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) developed a joint paper: “UNGA Resolution on the Human Right to a Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment - Legal and Practical Considerations for Employers”. This paper elaborates on the new expectations from the UNGA resolution, including its legal and practical implications, and offers an outlook on the way forward for employers.

Innovation Horizon: Strengthening community-based primary healthcare in the digital age

Expert Discussion

On 11 June 2024, KAS New York held an expert discussion entitled, "Innovation Horizon: Strengthening community-based primary healthcare in the digital age". The event brought together the diverse experience of the United Nations system, Member States, the private sector and civil society to discuss the nexus between community-based primary healthcare and science, technology and innovation.

LAC of multilateral leadership?

How the Latin American and Caribbean region engages in the multilateral system, its current challenges and its untapped opportunities

The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region stands at a critical moment for global governance. It has a rare opportunity to shape agendas of the G-20, the UN Summit of the Future, the Conference of the Parties (COPs) on climate and biodiversity, as well as the Fourth Conference on Financing for Development and the ECOSOC agenda. However, while the region stands at the epicenter of global debates, it does not live up to its full potential for exerting multilateral leadership. How can the region overcome this lack of multilateral leadership?


Key Priorities of the Foreign Policy of Greece in View of the Candidature to the UN Security Council 2025-2026

A Conversation with H.E. George Gerapetritis, Foreign Minister of the Hellenic Republic

Amid unprecedented global challenges and multiplying conflicts, the United Nations Security Council—as the primary organ tasked with maintaining peace and security worldwide—remains more critical than ever. However, widening geopolitical rifts, intensifying political polarization, and the misuse of veto power by its permanent members have paralyzed the Council, constricting its action on pressing issues. Non-permanent, or elected, members have a unique opportunity to positively impact and influence the Council’s work and dynamics.

Workshop: Beyond the SIDS4 Conference

Partnerships for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure in the Pacific

During the 4th International Conference on SIDS (SIDS4) from 27-30 May 2024, SIDS adopted a 10-year agenda calling for action-oriented efforts to create a resilient and prosperous future. Leading up to the SIDS4, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Fiji to the United Nations and the EU Delegation to the United Nations convened a workshop on 21 May 2024 to explore partnership opportunities and innovative solutions to enhance and maintain climate-resilient infrastructure in Pacific Island Countries. The event provided a platform for Member States, representatives of the UN system, think tanks and academia to share their experiences in climate-resilient infrastructure while addressing how the international community can facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships on the path towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Recent Developments, Pending Challenges & Outlook

A Conversation with High Representative Christian Schmidt

Nearly 30 years after the landmark Dayton Agreement, Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to face ongoing political instability, ethnic tensions, separatist rhetoric and actions, and systemic corruption, among other challenges. As the country approaches its third decade under the peace agreement, unity remains an elusive prospect, prompting much reflection and re-evaluation from the international community as to Dayton’s complex legacy.

Transitional Justice in the 21st Century:

Rethinking Justice through Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace

The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz; JEP, by its Spanish acronym) emerged from the Final Peace Agreement signed between Colombia’s Government and the foreign guerrilla FARC-EP on November 24, 2016. JEP is the judicial component of the Comprehensive System for Peace responsible for administering restorative transi¬tional justice, fostering transformation towards peace and repairing social structures, and ensuring the victim’s rights and legal security of those appearing before this tribunal. Its operation focuses on territorial, differential, and gender perspectives.

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Regulating the Role and Involvement of Offensive Proxy Actors in Cyberconflict

In a rapidly evolving and expanding cyber threat landscape, the proliferation of offensive cyber proxies is raising the stakes and carries significant security implications for nation states, businesses, and individuals. Regulating their role and involvement in cyberconflict presents a set of pressing and unprecedented challenges for the international community.

The Road to Koblenz:

Pathways for international justice through the exercise of universal jurisdiction in Germany

In February 2021, for example, the Koblenz Higher Regional Court sentenced Eyad A to four and a half years in prison, followed by Anwar R’s conviction two years later in January 2022. These rulings represented an unprecedented state action against impunity for brutalities committed under the Bashar al-Assad regime. What accounts for such prosecutorial and judicial assertiveness in Germany? Under what conditions is this litigation and prosecution possible before German courts?