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 Victor Do Prado

On June 22nd, the FMG organized the 12th session of its interview series “MC12 and Beyond”. Xiankun Lu, CEO of FMG interviewed Mr. Victor Do Prado, FMG member and former Director of Council and Trade Negotiations Committee at the WTO on the green room process and...

FMG MC12 Interview with Hamid Mamdouh

On June 21st, the FMG organized the 11th session of its interview series “MC12 and Beyond”. Xiankun Lu, CEO of FMG interviewed Mr. Hamid Mamdouh, FMG member and Former Director of Trade in Services and Investment Division of the WTO on MC12 outcomes on WTO reform, the...

Covid-19 and Trade

FMG and PEG Virtual Brainstorming on Covid-19 and Trade

On 17 April 2020, The Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) and The Punta del Este Group (PEG) co-organized a virtual brainstorming titled “To Combat Covid-19: How can trade help?”.   H.E. Ernesto TALVI, Uruguay Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Ambassador Alan...

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 (TP-P)

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WTO Public Forum

Trade Winds with Cecilia Malmström

On September 28, Cecilia Malmström, FMG Member and Dr., Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; senior advisor Covington & Burling attended this session as moderator.   The audio of this session can be found via: ...


FMG Internal Briefing on Blockchain and Trade

On July 22nd 2021, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) has organized an internal briefing on blockchain and trade.   Emmanuelle Ganne, Senior Analyst in the Economic Research and Statistics Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) briefed the...

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