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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 Internal Briefing on WTO SOM and MC13

On January 30 2024, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized an online internal briefing on WTO SOM and MC13. Xiankun Lu, CEO and co-founder of FMG moderated this meeting.   At the meeting, Santiago Wills, Director of Trade Negotiations Committee...

Trade Policy Preview (TP-P) >>

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

On October 4 2023, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized the 9th session of its “Trade Policy Preview” (TP-P) brainstorming series on SACU. Clemens Boonekamp, FMG member and former Director of the Agriculture Division of the WTO moderated this session....

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

On May 30 2023, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized the 8th session of its “Trade Policy Preview” (TP-P) brainstorming series on EU. Clemens Boonekamp, FMG member and former Director of the Agriculture Division of the WTO moderated this session....

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 >>

2023 WTO Public Forum

From 12th to 15th Sept 2023, the WTO Public Forum 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 FMG members and Friends of FMG have spoken at are listed below....

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 Internal Briefing on WTO Subsidy Retreat

On November 10 2023, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized an online internal briefing on Subsidy Retreat. John Weekes, FMG member and former Ambassador of Canada to WTO moderated this meeting.   At the meeting, Pimchanok Pitfield, Ambassador of...

FMG Internal Briefing on Mexico’s Recent Trade Policies

On September 11 2023, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized an online internal briefing on Mexico’s recent trade policies including the modifications of the import restrictions imposed by the Mexican government. Prof. Xiankun Lu, CEO and Co-Founder of...

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