Activities

 

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.

Interview Series: MC12 and beyond

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...

FMG MC12 Interview with Ram Etwareea

On June 24th, the FMG organized the 14th session of its interview series “MC12 and Beyond”. Xiankun Lu, CEO of FMG interviewed Mr. Ram Etwareea, Journalist of Economic & Finance at Le Temps, Switzerland on MC12 outcomes, the opportunities and challenges ahead, and...

Covid-19 and Trade

WTO Reform

FMG Internal Briefing on Sidley DS Proposals

On June 24, 2022, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized an internal briefing by Todd J. Friedbacher and Nicolas J.S. Lockhart, Partners of Sidley Austin LLP on their DS reform proposals. Gabrielle Marceau, Senior Counsellor in the Research Division...

FMG Brainstorming Dinner with EP Delegates

On June 12, 2022, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) members Axel Addy, Daniel Crosby, Xiankun Lu, Hamid Mamdouh attended a brainstorming dinner with EP delegates in Geneva to discuss the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) and beyond. KAS Geneva office...

Trade Policy Preview (T-PP)

FMG “Trade Policy Preview” (T-PP) Session on Pakistan

On 15 March 2022, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized the 3rd session of its “Trade Policy Preview” (T-PP) brainstorming series on Pakistan. Clemens Boonekamp, FMG member and Advisory Board member of the WTO Chairs Programme moderated this session....

FMG “Trade Policy Preview” (T-PP) Session on Russia

On 11th October 2021, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized an online brainstorming session on Russian Trade Policy. Mia Mikic, FMG Board member and Adviser at Large for the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) moderated this...

Others

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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