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The UN Development Reform: A German Perspective

Sebastian Paust, Director of the Division „United Nations“ in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) spoke at a luncheon with German UN employees on November 7th about the UN Secretary-Generals reform initiatives, for he expressed the full support of his agency. The event was co-hosted by KAS New York Office and the Association of German Employees at International Organisations (VDBIO).


As the role the Latin American private sector can play in the fight against corruption is gaining attention, KAS New York has invited representatives of Industry Associations and Chambers of Commerce from Guatemala and Honduras to hold talks with key anti-corruption and good governance experts in New York.

What does the world expect of Germany?

KAS New York welcomed Paul Ziemiak, Member of the German Bundestag (CDU) and Federal Chairman of the Junge Union and Frances A. Devlin, American Council on Germany (AGC) Board Member and Director of Global Policy & International Public Affairs at Pfizer to discuss global expectations of Germany in the public and private sector.

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As part of a build-up and compact seminar, ten selected KAS fellows from a wide range of disciplines had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the United Nations, the EU Delegation to the United Nations, the German Mission and other New York-based organizations, and gain insights into the current challenges of the international world order.

The Future of Europe and Transatlantic Relations in a New Global Order: A View from the European Parliament

Mr. Klaus Welle, Secretary-General of the European Parliament, outlined his vision of the European Union as a geopolitical “pole” in a speech and a discussion at the KAS New York Office. He emphasized the importance of solidarity between EU member states and the importance of the transatlantic partnership. The event was cohosted by the American Council on Germany (ACG).

UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Diego Garcia-Sayan, is visiting the KAS New York Office

In the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding and close cooperation with the KAS Rule of Law Programs, Diego Garcia-Sayan paid a working visit to the KAS office in New York.

Visit of Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert to welcome the new directors of the KAS offices in New York and Washington

New directors have been appointed to lead the operations of the KAS offices in New York and Washington D.C. Paul Linnarz succeeds Nico Lange in the Washington Office while Andrea Ostheimer takes over the New York office from Dr. Stefan Friedrich. They were both introduced as part of two receptions held by Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, current Chairman of KAS and former President of the German Bundestag.

40 years American Convention on Human Rights

Secretary-General of the United Nations attends festivities

Multilateralism at a Critical Juncture: Opportunities and Responsibilities in a new Era of Globalization

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert speaks at United Nations Headquarters

Youth, Peace and Security in Africa

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