Friedrich Ebert Foundation
The Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) is the oldest of the German political foundations. Established in 1925 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization, its primary purpose today is the education of people from all segments of society in the spirit of democracy, and the strengthening of international cooperation to further peace and development. In its international work, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation has a strong emphasis on development issues and maintains a network of offices and programs in more than 80 countries, mostly in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. The New York Office is located close to the United Nations in New York and serves as a liaison between the United Nations, FES field offices and partners in developing countries. It contributes to the debate on globalization with seminars, conferences, roundtables and publications.