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The Friends of Multilateralism Group

Instructions for participation in FMG events

  1. When participating in events organized by the FMG either virtually or in person, participants should indicate their names, titles and their affiliation (for example, Amb./PR XXX, “France”or “French Mission to the WTO”).
  2. Affiliations should reflect the official nomenclature used by the WTO.
  3. IGO and NGOs should use their official affiliation (for example,“WEF” or “World Economic Forum”).
  4. When making interventions, participants should also use the above-mentioned nomenclature.

WTO Reform

FMG Online Brainstorming on Investment Facilitation for Development

On October 28, 2022, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized an online brainstorming session to discuss investment facilitation for development (IFD). Sherry Stephenson, FMG member and Services Convenor for the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)...

Trade Policy Preview (TP-P)

FMG “Trade Policy Preview” (TP-P) Session on Brazil

On November 4, 2022, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized the 5th session of its “Trade Policy Preview” (TP-P) brainstorming series on Brazil. Clemens Boonekamp, FMG member and former Director of Trade Policies Review Division of the WTO moderated this...

FMG “Trade Policy Preview” (TP-P) Session on Mexico

On Sept. 22nd 2022, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized the 4th session of its “Trade Policy Preview” (TP-P) brainstorming series on Mexico. Clemens Boonekamp, FMG member and former Director of Trade Policies Review Division of the WTO moderated this...

Covid-19 and Trade

Interview Series: MC12 and beyond

FMG MC12 Interview with Wendy Cutler

On July 7th, the FMG organized the 16th session of its interview series “MC12 and Beyond”. Xiankun Lu, CEO of FMG interviewed Ms. Wendy Cutler, FMG member, Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and former Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative on...

FMG MC12 Interview with Stuart Harbinson

On June 30th, the FMG organized the 15th session of its interview series “MC12 and Beyond”. Xiankun Lu, CEO of FMG interviewed Mr. Stuart Harbinson, FMG member and Former Chief Representative of HK China to the WTO on MC12 outcomes about JSIs, the opportunities and...

WTO Public Forum

2022 WTO Public Forum

From 27th to 30th Sept 2022, the WTO Public Forum 'Towards a sustainable and inclusive recovery: ambition to action' was held at the WTO premises in Geneva. The Friends of Multilateralism Group has actively participated in this year’s public forum. The sessions that...

Others

FMG Online Brainstorming “Integration of MSMEs within the MTS”

On 17 November 2022, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) has organized an online brainstorming session titled “Integration of MSMEs within the MTS”. Patrick Low, Co-Chair of FMG and former Chief Economist of the WTO moderated this session.   José Luís...

FMG Internal Session on IPEF

On June 7, 2022, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized an internal online session on The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF).   At the meeting, Wendy Cutler, FMG member, Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), former Deputy...

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