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Stregthening women's land use and ownership rights

Interview mit Stefanie Braun, KAS Namibia
Stefanie Braun, Project Manager of the "One World - No Hunger" initiative at KAS Namibia, participated in the yearly UN women's conference CSW62. In this context she also came to KAS New York to talk about the project which aims to strengthen women's land use and ownership rights.

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Catalyzing the SDG's through Expanded Domestic Resource Mobilization

Members of the African Policy Circle Oladiran Bello, Executive Director of Good Governance Africa and Salina Sanou, Head of Policy and Advocacy at ACORD Agency for Co-operation and Research in Development publish a paper on "Catalyzing the SDGs through Expanded Domestic Resource Mobilization ". 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.

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KAS New York goes Twitter!

A little over a year after the opening of the newly established office of KAS here in New York we are excited to bring our content to Twitter! Follow us for insights into our work as the liaison office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to the United Nations.

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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.

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Germany’s UN Policy after the Election

Vortrag von Dr. Andreas Nick, MdB
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.

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The United Nations and North Korea

by Stefan Friedrich, Victoria-Charlotte Browning

A Balancing Act between Sanctions and Humanitarian Assistance
A leadership that defies all pleas for reason stands opposite a population that faces dire humanitarian needs. While the Security Council is desperately attempting to uphold the Non-Proliferation Treaty and trying to circumvent a nuclear arms race in the Asia Pacific by imposing drastic sanctions, six residential UN agencies and several more non-residential UN bodies are providing humanitarian assistance to the impoverished country.

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„We need to take on more responsibility!“

by Thorsten Frei

Politischer Salon mit Thorsten Frei, MdB
„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.

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:

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Is the UN on the cusp of changing times?

by Stefan Friedrich

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.

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Stormy Times on the East River

by Céline-Agathe Caro, Dustin Dehez, Patrick Keller, Jana Puglierin

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.
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