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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.

Interview Series: MC12 and beyond

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...

FMG MC12 Interview with Sherry Stephenson

On June 24th, the FMG organized the 13th session of its interview series “MC12 and Beyond”. Hamid Mamdouh, FMG member interviewed Ms. Sherry Stephenson, FMG member and Services Convenor for the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) of the WTO on MC12 outcomes on...

Covid-19 and Trade

FMG & PEG brainstorming on Trade and Health

On May 11th 2021, Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) and The Punta del Este Group (PEG) co-organized an online brainstorming on Trade and Health.   This session was based on following papers: Proposal by South Africa and India (Waiver from certain provisions...

WTO Reform

FMG Brainstorming Session on MC12 and Beyond

On July 1, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized an online brainstorming session titled “MC12 and Beyond” to review the outcomes of MC12, the opportunities and challenges ahead, and the way forward. Mia Mikic, FMG Board member and Advisor at Large for...

FMG Dialogue with Key Capitals (Brussels)

On June 30, 2022, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized a dialogue with key capitals (Brussels) to discuss what future does the EU see for the WTO and how does this relate to the direction of its trade policy. Stuart Harbinson, FMG Board Member and...

Trade Policy Preview (TP-P)

FMG “Trade Policy Preview” (TP-P) 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...

FMG Brainstorming on “China Trade Policy Preview” (TP-P)

On 21st May 2021, Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized an online brainstorming session on China Trade Policy. Clemens Boonekamp from FMG moderated this meeting.   Professor Cui Fan, Deputy General Secretary and Director of Research at China Society...

WTO Public Forum

Facing Unconventional Measures in a Post-pandemic Reality

On September 27, Xiankun Lu, CEO and Co-Founder of FMG attended this session at WTO Public Forum as speaker.   The audio of this session can be found via:  https://www.wto.org/english/forums_e/public_forum22_e/pf22_session_fullpage_e.htm?session=207 

Others

FMG Online Discussion on Quad Agreement on TRIPS Waiver

On Tuesday, 5 April 2022, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized an internal online meeting about the Quad Agreement on TRIPS Waiver of the WTO.   At the meeting, Peter Ungphakorn, FMG member and former senior information officer of WTO Secretariat,...

FMG Online Discussion on Russia-Ukraine Situation and the WTO

On Monday, 15 March 2022, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) organized an internal online meeting about the current Russia-Ukraine situation and the WTO.   At the meeting, members of FMG shared their insights on the latest Russian-Ukrainian conflicts and...

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