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A Network for a Lifetime - An event with current and former KAS fellowship students

The KAS New York office invites all current and former fellowship students to a get-together framed by a talk about the role of the UN in Iraq.

Discussion

Partners in Security Building in West Africa - UN, EU and the G5-Forces

Roundtable discussion with West African Terrorism Experts

As part of a dialogue program on terrorism in West Africa, the KAS office in New York cordially invites you to a roundtable discussion with experts from the region in order to discuss current challenges and possible solutions.

Seminar

Tackling a global problem with transnational solutions – terrorism and the United Nations

The german federal academy of security policy in the KAS New York office

The core seminar of the German Federal Agency of Security Policy will meet with an internationally recognized expert on counter-terrorism, Dr. David Scharia, in the KAS New York office to dicuss the strategy of the United Nations to fight terrorism.

Lecture

A new government in times of global uncertainty – the foreign policy of the grand coalition

The Association of German International Civil Servants (VDBIO) and KAS New York invite you to a lecture by Peter Beyer, Member of the German Bundestag, about the foreign policy priorities of the new coalition government in Germany.

Discussion

Peacebuilding in rural Africa: A major task for grassroots women leaders

Together with Cordaid and Isis Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange, KAS New York cordially invites you to a panel discussion and reception entitled "Peacebuilding in rural Africa: A major task for grassroots women leaders".

Lecture

China’s Emergence as a Global Security Actor and Implications for Europe

KAS New York invites you to a discussion and reception with Mr. Mikko Huotari, Head of International Relations at the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin.

Discussion

UNOCI in the Bigger Picture of Peacekeeping – Making Transitions Work

Please RSVP by 2 February 2018 to Mr. Diego Bensien, diego.bensien@diplo.de Logo PM Côte d’Ivoire

Discussion

Fake News, Disinformation, and automated Propaganda: How to protect the democratic discourse?

Space for this exclusive event is limited. Please, register at newyork@kas.de (not later than Monday, Dec. 11, at noon).This event is organized by KAS Washington.

Lecture

New Priorities? Germany's UN Policy after the Elections

The American Council on Germany and KAS New York cordially invite you to a Discussion and Reception with Dr. Andreas Nick, Member of the German Bundestag on the future German UN policy.

Discussion

Main take-aways of the COP23 for Africa

Ways ahead and possible areas of cooperation with the international community at the UN and beyond

African climate change politicians and experts coming directly from COP23 in Bonn are participating in a KAS organized dialogue program at the United Nations.

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.