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Discussion

China’s Role in the World after the 19th Party Congress

The American Council on Germany and KAS New York cordially invite you to a Discussion and Luncheon with Tim Wenniges, Head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Office in Shanghai on “China’s Role in the World after the 19th Party Congress”.

Discussion

Iraq post-ISIS: Ways towards Stabilization and Reconciliation

Within the context of the dialogue program "The Future Role of the United Nations in Iraq" KAS New York cordially invites you to an off-the-record discussion with members of a a high-level delegation from Iraq (Bagdad and Erbil).

Discussion

“Parsing Germany’s Election Results and Coalition Negotiations”

Analysis and Discussion

The American Council on Germany and KAS New York cordially invite you to a Discussion and Reception with Nico Lange and Jeffrey Rathke on “Parsing Germany’s Election Results and Coalition Negotiations”.

Book presentation

Making Africa Work

KAS New York is happy to invite you to the launch of this first-hand account. It deals with the question of how to ensure growth beyond commodities and create jobs on the continent. A blueprint for a prosperous Africa!

Lecture

Where next for the European Union and Transatlantic relations?

A discussion with Klaus Welle, Secretary General of the European Parliament, on the occasion of his visit to the United Nations

Discussion

Lessons from Development Actors on Integrating PVE (Preventing Violent Extremism)

Challenges and Opportunities

This event is being held under Chatham House Rule, and organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the Global Center on Cooperative Security, and the Prevention Project: Organizing against Violent Extremism. Registration is required.

Discussion

German Approaches to Crisis Prevention and the Marshall Plan for Africa

Political Salon with Thorsten Frei

We are happy to welcome Thorsten Frei, Member of the German Bundestag, for a discussion on German approaches to crisis prevention and the Marshall Plan for Africa!

Lecture

Taking on Development Policy in Light of Today’s Challenges

Germany, the United Nations, and Multilateral Organizations

The American Council on Germany and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung will host a Political Salon with Matthias Meis, Political Analyst in the Strategic Planning Department, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Conversation

Efforts at the UN and in Germany to Promote Gender Equity in a Changing Work Environment

Breakfast Briefing

The ACG and KAS will host a breakfast briefing with Ursula Groden-Kranich, Member of the German Bundestag (CDU).

Expert talk

Current terrorist threat scenarios in Israel and Germany

Breakfast meeting with AJC

Breakfast meeting with members of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) of New York.

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.