Events

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Study and Information Program

Cyber-Security: an issue for national and international security

From May 13 – 17, the KAS New York office hosts a dialogue program with security experts from Brazil on the topic of Cyber-Security. In the discussions, delegates will bring in their broad range of expertise from their diplomatic, academic and private sector background.

Study and Information Program

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.

Expert talk

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

Expert talk

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.

Expert conference

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

Expert talk

Multilateralism under Scrutiny. Germany's role in development policy role with the United Nations

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

Mit der Agenda 2030 hat sich die Weltgemeinschaft ein ehrgeiziges Programm zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung gesetzt in Zeiten, in denen die Herausforderungen kaum größer sein könnten. Phänomene wie Klimawandel und Migration erfordern auf der einen Seite globale Anstrengungen und multilaterale Lösungen. Auf der anderen Seite ist die politische Bereitschaft zur multilateralen Zusammenarbeit gesunken. Die America First Doktrin, ein selbstbewussteres Auftreten Chinas und weltweite nationalisti-sche/populistische Strömungen stellen Herausforderungen für den bisherigen wertebasierten Multilateralismus dar. Um die von der Agenda 2030 formulierten Zielvorgaben für nachhaltige Gesellschaften effizient und effektiv adressieren zu können, ist die multilaterale wie auch die bilaterale Entwicklungszusammenarbeit von großer Bedeutung. Deutschland nimmt als weltweit zweitgrößter nationaler Geber eine wichtige Gestaltungsrolle ein. In einer Zeit, in der mehr Kohärenz und Synergien benötigt werden, kann Deutschland wertvolle Akzente für die Wirksamkeit von Entwicklungszusammenarbeit setzen. Staatssekretär Martin Jäger, Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, würde sich freuen, diese Themenfelder mit Ihnen im Rahmen eines Abendessens im kleinen Kreis bei der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung zu diskutieren.

Discussion

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.

Event

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.

Event

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.

Workshop

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.

Globale Schuldenkrise und COVID19 – ein verlorenes Jahrzehnt für die Entwicklungszusammenarbeit?

Welchen Einfluss hat die COVID19-Pandemie auf die Verschuldungssituation von Entwicklungsländern? Wie wirkt sich die drohende Schuldenkrise auf die Erreichung des SDGs aus? Wie kann Kreditvergabe für Entwicklungsländer nachhaltiger gestaltet werden - und wie kann sich die Weltgemeinschaft dabei einbringen? Über diese und weitere Fragen sprachen am 5. Mai die Teilnehmenden einer Onlinediskussion, die gemeinsam von den KAS-Büros Bonn, New York und Berlin der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung über Zeitzonen- und Landesgrenzen hinweg organisiert wurde.

FeMALE Diplomacy

Women in Foreign Policy

As part of the 65th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), KAS New York held an event on March Wednesday, 17 March, 2021 inspired by the book of Elisabeth Motschmann, MP, FeMALE Diplomacy: Women in Foreign Policy. The event was translated into American Sign Language as well as Deutsche Gebärdensprache.

The Impact of Elected Members on the Security Council’s Agenda: Germany’s Sixth Tenure in 2019-2020

Panel Discussion Followed by Q&A Session

Every eight years, Germany aspires to become an elected member to the Security Council. The last two years have certainly been rich in expected but also unpredictable challenges. With nationalist and populist politics on the rise, multilateralism and international cooperation had to face obstructive policies and actions. With Ambassador Heusgen, who has represented Germany since 2017 in New York and who was the foreign policy advisor of Chancellor Angela Merkel for 13 years, the panellists assessed the last two years on the Council but discussed the impact elected members, the so-called E10, can have.

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.

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.

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.

Strengthening the voice of Europe at the United Nations

New Year’s Reception and Exchange with Ambassador Olof Skoog, Head of Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations

Luncheon discussion with Dr. Gerd Müller and German nationals working for the United Nations

On September 24th, KAS New York office invited to a luncheon with Germany's Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller, and German international servants working across different UN agencies. The occasion of Dr. Gerd Müller's stay in New York was the annual visit to the UN General Assembly and his participations in the SDG, Climate and Health Summits.

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Reception and dinner of the ‘Global Investors for Sustainable Development’ Alliance

On September 24th, KAS New York hosted a reception and dinner with the Strategy Group of the newly founded ‘Global Investors for Sustainable Development’ (GISD) Alliance. The group consisting of experts appointed by the CEOs of GISD members met in New York to develop a plan of action and to prepare the official launch of the GISD Alliance on October 16th.