Publications

Vereinte Nationen

Die Ziele der Nachhaltigen Entwicklung in Zeiten der Globalen Pandemie

Eine Bestandsaufnahme zur Agenda 2030 während der diesjährigen UN-Vollversammlung offenbart große Herausforderungen für die Weltgemeinschaft.

Zwei hochrangige multilaterale Konferenzen anläßlich der diesjähren 75. Sitzung der Vollversammlung der Vereinten Nationen (VN), der SDG-Moment und das Treffen der Staats- und Regierungstreffen zu Financing for Development, unternahmen den Versuch einer Bestandsaufnahme der Agenda 2030. Das Bild, das sie von der momentanen Situation zeichneten ist verstörend; jedoch gab sich die Weltgemeinschaft entschlossen, dem allgemeinen Pessimismus entgegenzutreten. Alle beteiligten Staaten und Institutionen riefen zu globaler Kooperation und Solidarität auf. Pünktlich zu ihrem 75. Geburtstag scheint die Stunde der Wahrheit für die Weltorganisation gekommen zu sein: Es herrscht Einigkeit, dass die VN und das multilaterale System niemals in ihrer Geschichte vor einer größeren Herausforderung standen. „COVID-19 hat die Grundfeste unserer Welt bis ins Mark erschüttert“ konstatierte Generalsekretär António Guterres.

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The Roberts Court

An Unconventional 2020 U.S. Supreme Court Term

With confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett underway three weeks ahead of the US elections, this analysis of the 2020 session of the United States Supreme Court highlights that Chief Justice John G Roberts aims to uphold the role of the Supreme Court as a fair and unbiased umpire.

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THE ANATOMY OF INFORMATION DISORDERS IN AFRICA

Geostrategic Positioning & Multipolar Competition Over Converging Technologies

Elections are a key element of any democracy. However, we have seen in the past the fallacy of electoralism and the temptation by many external. actors to declare a political system as democratic just because of regular electoral exercises

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.

International Peacekeepers: Frontline heroes which need to get acknowledged, too!

Int. Day of Peacekeepers, 29th of May

On the 29th of May 1948 the first UN peacekeeping mission the "United Nations Truce Supervision Organization" began its operations in Palestine.

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

Enhancing Cooperation between UN Resident Coordinators and Employer/Business Membership Organisations, and strengthening collective Action to address COVID-19 Impacts

The International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Foundation 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 virtual conference 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.

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The Judiciary as protector of human rights and the rule of law in times of a pandemic

On the occasion of the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

Diego García-Sayán, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers highlights the necessary global judicial response to the current public health crisis. Diego García-Sayán calls on UN Member States to take appropriate measures on eight relevant judicial aspects, while also preserving their citizen’s fundamental human rights and particularly their right to health.

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Bridging the Financing Gap of the Sustainable Development Goals

Estimates presented during last year's United Nations General Assembly revealed dramatic funding gaps in achieving Agenda 2030. It becomes clear that traditional sources of development finance are merely a drop in the ocean. Alternative approaches, such as innovative financial instruments, blended finance and impact investments, are promising but have not lived up to their potential. This news comes at a difficult time when the world experiences a dramatic slowdown of economic activity in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the erosion of the multilateral rules-based order. Development practitioners are concerned that the coronavirus will 'infect' Agenda 2030 and that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be among its many victims. With the United Nations Headquarters in New York on lockdown and all international conferences being cancelled, it will be challenging but critical to keep up the momentum of the Financing for Development process.

Human Rights and the Problem of Shrinking Civic Spaces in East Africa

From 13 – 16 January 2020 we welcomed a delegation of Human Rights Defenders from East Africa to New York for a dialogue program addressing the shrinking civic spaces in their countries. The six delegates, two each from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda met not only people from the UN Secretariat but also different UN organizations as well as representatives from Human Rights NGOs and religious organizations.