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18 August2017
New BRICS Bank plans $1.5bn lending for South African projects

New BRICS Bank plans $1.5bn lending for South African projects

New Development Bank (NDB) set up by the “BRICS” group of emerging economies plans to lend $1.5 billion to South Africa for infrastructure projects over the next eighteen months. “We have an appetite to do about $1.5 billion of lending to South Africa for the next 18 months and the task before the m...
16 August2017
Business breakfast connects NDB with strategic and potential partners in South Africa

Business breakfast connects NDB with strategic and potential partners in South Africa

On 16 August 2017, strategic and potential partners of the New Development Bank gathered at a Business Breakfast organized by the NDB in Johannesburg, South Africa on the eve of the official opening of the NDB Africa Regional Center (ARC).The Business Breakfast was attended by Mr. Sfiso Buthelezi, D...
16 August2017
BRICS representatives discuss drug control cooperation

BRICS representatives discuss drug control cooperation

The third BRICS Anti-Drug Working Group meeting under the Chinese presidency in the fora was held in Weihai, a port city in East China's Shandong province on 16 August 2017. Representatives from BRICS member countries agreed on establishing a communication mechanism on narcotics control and cooperat...
15 August2017
New Development Bank, Eurasian Development Bank and International Investment Bank sign loan agreements for project in Karelia, Russia

New Development Bank, Eurasian Development Bank and International Investment Bank sign loan agreements for project in Karelia, Russia

On 15 August 2017, the New Development Bank (NDB), Eurasian Development Bank and International Investment Bank signed loan agreements with a total amount of USD 100 mln for the construction of two hydropower generation plants with a total installed capacity of 49.8 MW in the Republic of Karelia in t...
02 August2017
7th meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers was held

7th meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers was held

The 7th meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers under the Chinese presidency was held in Shanghai on 1-2 August 2017.The participants reviewed the progress made in BRICS economic, trade and investment cooperation and discussed the recent global economic developments. The ministers emphasized that since the...
02 August2017
Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maksim Oreshkin visited the BRICS New Development Bank

Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Maksim Oreshkin visited the BRICS New Development Bank

On 2 August 2017, Mr. K.V.Kamath, the President of the New Development Bank met Mr. Maksim Oreshkin, the Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation in the NDB Office in Shanghai.During the meeting, the NDB President provided an update on the Bank’s operations and its plans for 2017-2...
01 August2017
BRICS Heads of Revenue signed Tax Cooperation Memo

BRICS Heads of Revenue signed Tax Cooperation Memo

Heads of revenue of BRICS member countries signed a pact to identify areas of cooperation in tax matters among members of the group at the meeting held at Hangzhou, China. A Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in respect of tax matters (in English) identifies areas of cooperation, namely, coordination i...
29 July2017
Second BRICS Industry Ministers’ meeting

Second BRICS Industry Ministers’ meeting

The second BRICS Industry Ministers’ meeting under the Chinese presidency was held in Hangzhou on 28-29 June 2017. Ministers from China, Brazil, India, South Africa and Russia gathered to talk about industrial cooperation in the current era of new technology.The world is in the midst of a fourth ind...
28 July2017
Third BRICS Communications` Ministers meeting

Third BRICS Communications` Ministers meeting

The third BRICS Communications` Ministers meeting under the Chinese presidency was held in Hangzhou on 27–28 July 2017. The main theme of the meeting was “ICT Innovation and Converged Development in the Era of Digital Economy”. The ministers noted the boom of transnational and transregional informat...
28 July2017
Journalists visited Fujian Province where the BRICS Leaders` summit will be held in September

Journalists visited Fujian Province where the BRICS Leaders` summit will be held in September

As part of preparations for the BRICS Leaders` summit to be held on 3-5 September, 2017 in Xiamen, the Fujian Foreign Affairs Office organized a press tour of the province for 15 international journalists from July 24-28.10 of the journalists were from Africa – participants of the 2017 China-Africa ...
28 July2017
Third BRICS Youth Summit

Third BRICS Youth Summit

The 2017 BRICS Youth Summit under the Chinese presidency in the for a was held on 24-28 July 2017. The discussion focused on uniting the youth of BRICS countries, to reach sustainable development and build global world and wealth.Russia was represented by a delegation of 10 people that includes stud...
28 July2017
Meeting of BRICS senior representatives on security issues under the Chinese presidency

Meeting of BRICS senior representatives on security issues under the Chinese presidency

The seventh meeting of BRICS senior representatives on security issues under the Chinese presidency in the fora was held in Beijing on 27-28 July 2017. The meeting was chaired by State Councilor of the PRC Yang Jiechi. The Russian delegation to the event was leaded by Security Council Secretary Niko...
27 July2017
Third BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers’ meeting

Third BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers’ meeting

The third BRICS Labour & Employment Ministers’ meeting under the Chinese presidency in the fora was held in Chonqging on 26-27 July 2017. The meeting concluded with the adoption of the Declaration (in Russian, in English) which covered a variety of areas that are of critical importance to all BR...
26 July2017
NDB President met Mayor of São Paulo, Brazil in Shanghai

NDB President met Mayor of São Paulo, Brazil in Shanghai

On 26 July 2017, Mr. K.V.Kamath, the President of the New Development Bank met Mr. João Doria Jr., the Mayor of São Paulo, Brazil in the Bank’s office in Shanghai. The development plans for São Paulo and possible projects in the city were discussed during the meeting.The NDB is interested in financi...
25 July2017
2nd BRICS Consultation on UN Peacekeeping Operations

2nd BRICS Consultation on UN Peacekeeping Operations

The 2nd BRICS Consultation on UN Peacekeeping Operations under the Chinese presidency in the fora was held in Beijing under chairmanship of Director-General of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences of the Foreign Ministry Li Junhua on 25 July 2017. The participants exchanged ...
24 July2017
Head of the RANEPA CIIR Marina Larionova analyses the outcomes of the German G20 presidency and Donald Trump`s role

Head of the RANEPA CIIR Marina Larionova analyses the outcomes of the German G20 presidency and Donald Trump`s role

In her article (in Russian) for the Monitoring of Russia’s Economic Outlook Head of the RANEPA CIIR Marina Larionova analyses the outcomes of the German G20 presidency in the context of internal and external challenges: the US 45th President’s position on international trade and climate, Brexit nego...
21 July2017
The 3rd BRICS Foreign Policy Planning Dialogue was held in Beijing

The 3rd BRICS Foreign Policy Planning Dialogue was held in Beijing

On 21 July 2017, the 3rd BRICS Foreign Policy Planning Dialogue under the Chinese presidency in the fora was held in Beijing. The meeting was presided over by Acting Director-General of the Policy Planning Department of the Foreign Ministry Wang Wenbin.All parties had candid and in-depth exchanges o...
19 July2017
UN General Assembly adopts Resolution Commemorating ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary

UN General Assembly adopts Resolution Commemorating ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary

The UN General Assembly adopted Resolution Commemorating ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary (A/71/L.76) on 19 July 2017. The resolution was adopted by consensus with 67 Member States as co-sponsors.As Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. noted, “Fifty yea...
18 July2017
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi conducted inspection on relevant sites of the BRICS summit

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi conducted inspection on relevant sites of the BRICS summit

At the invitation of the Fujian Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Deputy Director of the Preparatory Committee for the BRICS Summit in 2017 and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Xiamen where the BRICS Leaders` summit will be held in September. Foreign Minister Wang Yi conduc...
18 July2017
BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Ministerial meeting

BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Ministerial meeting

The 7th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Senior Officials' meeting and 5th Ministerial meeting under the Chinese presidency in the fora were held in Hangzhou on 17-18 July 2017. The Russian delegation was leaded by Deputy Minister of Science and Education Grigorij Trubnikov who present...
14 July2017
Bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg

Bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg

A lot of bilateral meetings are held on the sidelines of G20 summits as well as other multilateral events every year. The G20 summit in Hamburg held on 7-8 July 2017 under the German G20 presidency is not an exception. Over 70 meetings were organized on its sidelines (Annex) which is close to the le...
11 July2017
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank published its auditor`s and financial documents

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank published its auditor`s and financial documents

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) published its auditor`s and financial documents, including Condensed Interim Financial Statements for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 (Unaudited) (in English) and Auditor’s Report and Financial Statements for the Period From 16 January 2016 (date of ...
08 July2017
G20 leaders` summit in Hamburg

G20 leaders` summit in Hamburg

The key event of the German G20 presidency – G20 leaders` summit was held in Hamburg on 7-8 July 2017. The summit started with an informal meeting of the G20 leaders on counter-terrorism efforts.The discussion of the second day of the summit was devoted to the cooperation with Africa, healthcare, mi...
07 July2017
BRICS Leaders’ Informal Meeting on the Margins of the G20 Hamburg Summit

BRICS Leaders’ Informal Meeting on the Margins of the G20 Hamburg Summit

The BRICS leaders` informal meeting was held before the start of the G20 Summit in Hamburg on 7 July 2017. The meeting concluded with an adoption of the press communique (in Russian, in English) in which the BRICS leaders emphasized the importance of upholding a more inclusive, balanced, and open wo...
07 July2017
A special publication for the G20 Leaders` summit in Hamburg with the article by Head of the RANEPA CIIR Dr. Marina Larionova and Researcher Andrey Shelepov released

A special publication for the G20 Leaders` summit in Hamburg with the article by Head of the RANEPA CIIR Dr. Marina Larionova and Researcher Andrey Shelepov released

The special publication for the G20 Leaders` summit in Hamburg on 7-8 July 2017 under the German presidency was released by the G20 Research Group of the University of Toronto. The publication includes interviews and expert materials by heads of G20 states and governments, business leaders, represen...
07 July2017
Paris Agreement: US Withdrawal and its Repercussions

Paris Agreement: US Withdrawal and its Repercussions

The Paris Agreement was adopted by the participants of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 12 December 2015. The provisions agreed upon by the parties are aimed at keeping the global average temperature below 2°C ...
06 July2017
Russia signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS

Russia signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS

The Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS Plan) developed by the OECD and approved by the G20 provides for a number of tools that enable participating countries to combat the withdrawal of profits to low-tax jurisdictions.Action 15 of the BEPS Plan stands out. It provided for the dev...
06 July2017
Second meeting of BRICS Culture Ministers

Second meeting of BRICS Culture Ministers

The second meeting of BRICS Culture Ministers’ under the Chinese presidency was held in Tianjin on 6 July 2017. The meeting concluded with the adoption of the joint action plan in the area of culture covering the period from 2017 to 2021 which aims to bring the cultural production of the participati...
05 July2017
The AIIB approved a loan to build access roads in the Indian state Gujarat

The AIIB approved a loan to build access roads in the Indian state Gujarat

The Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved a loan of US$329 million to build access roads to approximately 4,000 villages in all 33 districts of Gujarat, India on July 4, 2017. Insufficient road connectivity into these villages limits their ability to access h...
05 July2017
Andrey Shelepov, Researcher of the Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) at the RANEPA gave a lecture to the participants of the “BRICS School”

Andrey Shelepov, Researcher of the Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) at the RANEPA gave a lecture to the participants of the “BRICS School”

Andrey Shelepov, Researcher of the Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) at the RANEPA gave a lecture on the topic “BRICS in the System of Global Governance: Challenges and Opportunities” to the participants of the All-Russian Academic Programme “BRICS School” in Moscow on 5 July 201...
04 July2017
FSB video: financial system is safer, simpler and fairer

FSB video: financial system is safer, simpler and fairer

In advance of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg on 7-8 July 2017 the Financial Stability Board (FSB) launched a video for the public explaining how regulatory reforms since the financial crisis have made the financial system safer, simpler and fairer.Speaking about the video FSB Chair Mark Carney s...
04 July2017
BRICS Bank to Fund 75 Projects to Developing Countries

BRICS Bank to Fund 75 Projects to Developing Countries

The New Development Bank (NDB), the bank set up by the Brics group, announced its plans to expand and increase its development and infrastructure programs by 2021, outlining a plan to finance up to 75 projects by 2021.NBD officially released their finalized and recently approved five-year plan which...
03 July2017
On the road to Hamburg. 2016 Hangzhou Summit Compliance proves China’s successful presidency

On the road to Hamburg. 2016 Hangzhou Summit Compliance proves China’s successful presidency

Since its establishment in 2008 at the leaders’ level the G20 has come a long way and transformed from the anti-crisis management forum into a leading global economic governance summit institution. The leaders have made more than 1,700 specific commitments in a wide range of cooperation areas [1]. T...
03 July2017
First international SCO and BRICS women’s forum

First international SCO and BRICS women’s forum

First international women’s forum of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and BRICS member countries under the theme “The role of women in the modern society: cooperation in politics, economy, science, education and culture” opens in Novosibirsk on July 3, 2017. Chairman of the Russian parlia...
03 July2017
BRICS Leaders to Hold Informal Meeting on G20 Margins

BRICS Leaders to Hold Informal Meeting on G20 Margins

Leaders of the BRICS member countries will hold informal talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg on July 7-8, 2017, a Chinese deputy foreign minister Li Baodong said.The meeting will be chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping.Li Baodong added President Xi was also expected to hold a seri...
03 July2017
General Strategy of New Development Bank for 2017-2021 approved

General Strategy of New Development Bank for 2017-2021 approved

On 30 June 2017, the Board of Governors (BoG) of the New Development Bank approved the Bank’s General Strategy document for 2017-2021 (in English).The General Strategy of the Bank lays out how the NDB intends to fulfill its mandate of mobilizing resources for infrastructure and sustainable developme...
30 June2017
On the road to BRICS summit in Xiamen. How BRICS comply with summits decisions?

On the road to BRICS summit in Xiamen. How BRICS comply with summits decisions?

On 3-4 September 2017, the 9th BRICS Forum will be held in Xiamen under China’s chairmanship. Since its creation, the forum’s activities have been drawing international attention and provoking harsh disputes. The BRICS’ sceptics treat the organization as a mere platform for interests’ coordination a...
30 June2017
BRICS Film Festival under the Chinese presidency

BRICS Film Festival under the Chinese presidency

The second BRICS Film Festival has wrapped up in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province, after showing off the best filmmaking from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.At the festival’s closing ceremony, Brazilian film "Nise: The Heart of Madness" was awarded the Panda Award for best ...
30 June2017
WTO records moderate rise in G20 trade restrictions

WTO records moderate rise in G20 trade restrictions

The WTO’s seventeenth monitoring report on Group of 20 (G20) trade measures, issued on 30 June 2017, shows that trade restrictions in G20 economies have risen at a moderate rate similar to that of previous years, despite the uncertainty facing the global economy. The report calls on G20 governments ...
29 June2017
AIIB Receives Triple-A Credit Rating

AIIB Receives Triple-A Credit Rating

Moody’s Investors Service ("Moody’s") announced it has assigned the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) its highest possible rating and a stable outlook. According to its press release, Moody’s has provided the Bank with a long-term issuer rating of Aaa and a short-term issuer rating of Prim...
27 June2017
The G7 Group of Friends of the Gulf of Guinea (G7++ FoGG) met in Rome on June 26-27, 2017

The G7 Group of Friends of the Gulf of Guinea (G7++ FoGG) met in Rome on June 26-27, 2017

The meeting focused on the fight against piracy, illicit trafficking of narcotics, weapons, human beings and goods, illegal fishing, marine litter, and on the development of the maritime economy.The G7 countries, as well as Australia, Belgium, South Korea, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal,...
23 June2017
The G7 Transportation Ministers agreed completely on the social value of infrastructures

The G7 Transportation Ministers agreed completely on the social value of infrastructures

The meeting of the Transportation Ministers of the G7 countries, hosted in Cagliari on June 21-22, 2017 concluded with the adoption of a joint declaration (in English) on the social value of infrastructures. In recognition of the social role infrastructure plays in contributing to social well-being,...
21 June2017
Russia and Brazil emphasized the significance of cooperation in BRICS and G20

Russia and Brazil emphasized the significance of cooperation in BRICS and G20

Russian-Brazilian talks were held on June 21, 2017 in Moscow. Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with President of the Federative Republic of Brazil Michel Temer, who was in Russia on an official visit.The discussion of the meeting focused on the key bilateral and multilateral cooperation issues. In ...
21 June2017
Dr. Marina Larionova, Head of the Center for International Institutions Research was listed in the top-10% of Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months

Dr. Marina Larionova, Head of the Center for International Institutions Research was listed in the top-10% of Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months

Dr. Marina Larionova, Head of the Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) was listed in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months. Most recent Dr. Larionova`s papers include: • Donald Trump’s Policy and International Institutions• Potential Role of...
19 June2017
The Civil20 summit under the German G20 presidency

The Civil20 summit under the German G20 presidency

The Civil20 summit under the German G20 presidency was held on 18-19 June 2017. The event was attended by 300 representatives of the non-governmental organizations of the G20 member countries as well as governmental authorities and international organisations. The summit`s programme included the wor...
19 June2017
BRICS foreign ministers' meeting

BRICS foreign ministers' meeting

The meeting of the BRICS foreign ministers under the Chinese presidency was held in Beijing on June 18-19, 2017. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took part in the meeting. The ministers discussed topical issues related to maintaining international peace and stability and the functioning of the...
18 June2017
NDB Board of Directors approves revised policies

NDB Board of Directors approves revised policies

On 18 June 2017, the 10th Board of Directors (BoD) Meeting of the New Development Bank was held in Shanghai, China. During the meeting, the Board provided valuable guidance to the NDB management and approved revised policy documents pertaining to IT and information disclosure.The project pipeline in...
18 June2017
RANEPA Center for International Institutions Research participated in the ISA conference in Hong Kong

RANEPA Center for International Institutions Research participated in the ISA conference in Hong Kong

The conference of the International Studies Association (ISA) under the theme “The Pacific Century?” was held in Hong Kong, China on June 15-17, 2017. The event was attended by political scientists, sociologists and researchers in international relations sphere from all over the world, in particular...
16 June2017
BRICS High-Tech SME Cross-Border Investment and Trade Cooperation Conference held in Tianjin

BRICS High-Tech SME Cross-Border Investment and Trade Cooperation Conference held in Tianjin

The Municipal Government of Tianjin, Bank of China and BRICS Business Council co-organized the “2017 Tianjin (China) and BRICS High-tech SME Cross-border Investment and Trade Cooperation Conference”.The conference attracted about 570 businesses from 21 countries, including Brazil, Russia, India, Chi...
16 June2017
India to host 2018 AIIB Annual Meeting

India to host 2018 AIIB Annual Meeting

The Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced that the Bank’s third Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors will be held in Mumbai, India in June 2018.India is the Bank’s second largest shareholder and is becoming an increasingly important geography for AIIB in...
16 June2017
The 7th meeting of BRICS agriculture ministers under the Chinese presidency

The 7th meeting of BRICS agriculture ministers under the Chinese presidency

The 7th meeting of BRICS agriculture ministers under the Chinese presidency was held in Nanjing on 16 June 2017. The Russian delegation was leaded by Deputy Agriculture Minister Evgeny Gromyko. The meeting was held under the theme “BRICS: Innovating and Sharing to Power Agriculture”. At the end of t...
16 June2017
AIIB Approves Membership of Argentina, Madagascar and Tonga

AIIB Approves Membership of Argentina, Madagascar and Tonga

On June 16, 2017, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced that its Board of Governors has adopted resolutions approving three applicants to join the Bank, bringing the Bank’s total approved membership to 80. This round of approved applicants includes one regional and two non-region...
16 June2017
AIIB Supports Members to Meet Their Commitments under the Paris Agreement

AIIB Supports Members to Meet Their Commitments under the Paris Agreement

The Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) expressed its support for the Bank’s Sustainable Energy for Asia Strategy to help its members transition toward a low-carbon future on June 16, 2017. The strategy sets out a clear framework for the Bank to invest in energy pro...
15 June2017
AIIB Approves its First Equity Investment

AIIB Approves its First Equity Investment

approved two loans and one equity investment totaling US$324 million to support infrastructure projects in India, Georgia and Tajikistan. These approvals include the Bank’s first equity investment of US$150 million, which will help to attract much needed private investment capital for infrastructure...
15 June2017
The second BRICS Sherpa meeting under the Chinese presidency

The second BRICS Sherpa meeting under the Chinese presidency

From 14 to 15 June, 2017 the second BRICS Sherpa meeting was held in Qingdao, Shandong Province. It was chaired by Li Baodong, Sherpa for BRICS affairs and Vice Foreign Minister of China, and attended by Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas of BRICS countries and representatives from the New Development Bank.Pa...
14 June2017
NDB and BRICS export credit insurance agencies sign memorandum of understanding

NDB and BRICS export credit insurance agencies sign memorandum of understanding

On 13 June 2017, the New Development Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding with export credit insurance agencies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — Brazilian Guarantees Agency (Agência Brasileira Gestora de Fundos Garantidores e Garantias S.A., ABGF), Russian Agency for Export Cr...
14 June2017
Proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) complaints handling mechanism notice of video/audio consultation process

Proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) complaints handling mechanism notice of video/audio consultation process

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral development bank that focuses on the development of infrastructure and interconnectivity in Asia. AIIB has put in place strong policies on governance, accountability, finance, procurement, and environmental and social frameworks. As i...
13 June2017
Fuzhou Initiative under the Chinese BRICS presidency

Fuzhou Initiative under the Chinese BRICS presidency

Representatives of political parties, think tanks and non-governmental organizations of the BRICS member countries gathered in Fuzhou for a two-day forum and released the Fuzhou Initiative on June 12, 2017 appealing for enhanced cooperation among BRICS countries. The recommendations will be submitte...
13 June2017
The international G20 Africa Partnership Conference under the German presidency

The international G20 Africa Partnership Conference under the German presidency

The international G20 Africa Partnership Conference - Investing in a Common Future under the German presidency was organized on 12-13 June 217 in Berlin in line with one of the focal topics of the presidency.It aimed to contribute to greater cooperation between the G20 and African countries. The foc...
12 June2017
The G7 Environment reaffirms the cooperation to protect the planet

The G7 Environment reaffirms the cooperation to protect the planet

The G7 Environment Ministerial Meeting, held in Bologna on June 11-12, ended with the unanimous adoption of the Communiqué for the protection of the planet (in English). All G7 countries shared their commitment to the 2030 Agenda, sustainable finance, circular economy, resource efficiency, marine li...
12 June2017
The Federal Statistical Office of Germany presents a special service “G20 in Figures”

The Federal Statistical Office of Germany presents a special service “G20 in Figures”

The Federal Statistical Office is offering a special service throughout Germany's G20 Presidency: The interactive “G20 in Figures” brochure contains statistics on all the topics that will be addressed at this year's G20 Summit, including economic growth, trade, finance and digitalisation.Full text o...
08 June2017
BRICS Media Forum

BRICS Media Forum

The BRICS Media Forum under the Chinese presidency was organized in Beijing on June 4-8, 2017. During an inaugural session of the Forum Cai Mingzhao, president of Xinhua News Agency and executive president of the Forum, announced that the news agency will invest USD1 million for boosting media coope...
07 June2017
Youth20 summit under the German G20 presidency

Youth20 summit under the German G20 presidency

The Youth20 summit under the German G20 presidency was organized on June 2-7, 2017. The event was attended by 68 young people from the G20 member countries and guest countries. The summit concluded with the adoption of the position paper (in English) which was resented to German Chancellor Angela Me...
06 June2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri the G20 presidency

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri the G20 presidency

During her visit to Buenos Aires, the Chancellor thus expressed her agreement with Argentinian President Mauricio Macri on key issues. As they delivered a joint statement to the press in the Argentinian capital, she praised the country’s “courageous reform path” and pledged that Germany would also s...
03 June2017
China Hosts the 3rd BRICS Young Diplomats Forum

China Hosts the 3rd BRICS Young Diplomats Forum

The 3rd BRICS Young Diplomats Forum was successfully held in Beijing and Linyi City, Shandong Province from May 30 to June 3, 2017. The Forum`s theme was “BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future”. More than 70 participants attended the Forum, including young diplomats from BRICS member cou...
02 June2017
Youth20 Dialogue Forum under the German presidency

Youth20 Dialogue Forum under the German presidency

The Youth20 Dialogue Forum under the German presidency started in Berlin on June 2, 2017. The event is attended by 70 young people from more than 30 nations (G20 member countries and guest countries). The discussion focus on six priority areas selected by means of an online vote:• Global economy and...
30 May2017
Think20 Summit GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

Think20 Summit GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

Think20 Summit GLOBAL SOLUTIONS was held on May 29-30, 2017 under the German G20 presidency. The event was attended by the representatives of the research institutes and think tanks from the G20 countries. The participants discussed a broad range of topics, namely the Agenda 2030, climate policy, gl...
20 May2017
G20 health ministers meeting under the German presidency

G20 health ministers meeting under the German presidency

The G20 health ministers meeting under the German presidency was held on May 19-20, 2017. The ministers of health were joined by representatives of the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) for the simulation exercise.German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the participants. According ...
19 May2017
Labour ministers meeting under the German G20 presidency

Labour ministers meeting under the German G20 presidency

G20 labour ministers under the German G20 presidency under the motto “For a fair and social future – shaping tomorrow's world of work” was held on May 18-19, 2017. Getting women into employment, integrating migrants, sustainable global supply chains and the future of work were the main topics at the...
18 May2017
AIIB Awards Global Custody Mandate to BNP Paribas

AIIB Awards Global Custody Mandate to BNP Paribas

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has awarded a global custodian mandate to BNP Paribas Securities Services as the new, Beijing based bank seeks to put in place its internal financial infrastructures for its liquidity investments. BNP Paribas is expected to have global custody of up to...
17 May2017
Labour20 Summit

Labour20 Summit

The Labour20 Summit under the German G20 presidency was organized in Berlin on May 16-17, 2017. The participants of the summit – representatives of the trade unionists of the G20 member countries handed over their recommendations for the G20 Summit to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.The event was al...
16 May2017
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank strengthens cooperation with the Inter-American Development Bank and Inter-American Investment Corporation

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank strengthens cooperation with the Inter-American Development Bank and Inter-American Investment Corporation

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Jin Liqun, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno, and Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) Chief Executive Officer James P. Scriven today signed a memorandum of understanding to provide an overall framework fo...
15 May2017
AIIB Further Expands Its Membership

AIIB Further Expands Its Membership

Bank approves three new regional applicants, four new non-regional applicants.Today, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced that its Board of Governors has adopted resolutions approving seven applicants to join the Bank, bringing the Bank’s total approved membership to 77. This ro...
14 May2017

A Symposium on growth, inequality and regulation was held in the framework of the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meeting

A Symposium on growth, inequality and regulation was held in the framework of the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meeting. The discussion focused on the promotion of inclusive growth, fight against inequality, and links between finance, regulation and growth.The Symposium was attend...
13 May2017

G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meeting under the Italian presidency

The G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meeting under the Italian presidency was held in Bari on May 11-13, 2017. The discussion focused on a wide range of the issues, namely boosting economic growth through promoting macroeconomic stability, high-quality long-term investment and struct...
11 May2017

The OECD launched the Report “The Next Production Revolution”, featuring Industry 4.0 implications

The spread of digital technologies has fueled a new production revolution that will have implications for economic policies and labor markets. The OECD has explored the effects of the digitalization of production in its Report “The Next Production Revolution”, presented in Rome on May 10, 2017 withi...
09 May2017

Delegates of the Youth 7 delivered their proposals to the G7

On May 7-9, 2017 Rome hosted the G7 Youth Summit 2017. The event was organized by the Young Ambassador Society as part of the engagement groups of the Italian G7 Presidency.The Summit gathered 32 young Delegates from the G7 countries for three days of discussions on the theme “Rethinking Innovation ...
05 May2017

Think Tank 7 under the Italian G7 presidency

The Think Tank 7 meeting under the Italian G7 presidency was held on May 5, 2017. The event was organized by the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). The high–level panel involved representatives and experts from the G7 and selected African think tanks (here the list of part...
05 May2017

International Parliamentarians Conference held in Rome

On May 4-5, 2017 Rome hosted the International Parliamentarians Conference. The event was organized by the Italian Parliamentary Group on Global Health & Women’s Rights, by the European Parliamentary Forum on Population & Development, and by the Italian Association of Women for Development (...
04 May2017

First meeting of the G7 Expert Group on Peacekeeping and Peace-building

Under the Italian G7 Presidency, the Carabinieri Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU) in Vicenza hosted the first meeting of the G7 Experts Group on peacekeeping and peace-building. The Group plays an important role in coordinating the G7 countries’ operations of peacekeeping and...
03 May2017
B20 summit under the German G20 presidency

B20 summit under the German G20 presidency

The B20 summit under the German presidency was held in Berlin on May 2-3, 2017.At the B20 Summit on May 2-3, 2017 the Business20 (B20) presents its recommendations to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is presiding over the G20 in 2017.Over the past seven months, more than 700 representatives from...
03 May2017
AIIB Approves First Loan to India for $160 million to Support Power Sector

AIIB Approves First Loan to India for $160 million to Support Power Sector

The Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved a loan of US$160 million in support of the Andhra Pradesh – 24x7 Power for All project in the Republic of India with the objective to strengthen the power transmission and distribution system in the State of Andhra Pr...
02 May2017
Stay the course on globalization but make it work better, say Asia-Pacific business leaders

Stay the course on globalization but make it work better, say Asia-Pacific business leaders

Members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), meeting in Seoul to prepare recommendations on business priorities for APEC Trade Ministers in May, emphasized the tremendous benefits that more open trade has delivered for Asia-Pacific communities, lifting millions from poverty, enhancing produ...
02 May2017
Statistical country profiles of all G20 states

Statistical country profiles of all G20 states

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) has published up-to-date statistical country profiles of all G20 states to mark the German G20 Presidency. The profiles offer an overview of the economies, societies and environments of the individual countries on the basis of internationally comparable data...
26 April2017
W20 Summit under the German G20 presidency

W20 Summit under the German G20 presidency

W20 Summit under the German G20 presidency was held in Berlin on April 24-26, 2017. The event was attended by 400 women from the realms of business, science and civil society in G20 states.The main topic of the discussion was ways of achieving gender equality within society.At the close of the W20 S...
23 April2017
World Bank and AIIB Sign Cooperation Framework

World Bank and AIIB Sign Cooperation Framework

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation and knowledge sharing between the institutions on April 23, 2017. The memorandum of understanding provides an overall framework for coop...
22 April2017
Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.  Under the

Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world. Under the

Leaders of the top multilateral development banks (MDBs) have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world. Under the theme of "Delivering Inclusive, Sustainable In...
22 April2017

G7 Workshop on Marine Litter

Within the framework of the 2017 Italian G7 Presidency, the Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea, in collaboration with UN Environment (UNEP)/Mediterranean Action Plan, organized a Workshop on Marine Litter. The event was held in Rome on April 20-21 to discuss the implementation of the “G7 Action ...
21 April2017

Civil 7 meeting under the Italian G7 presidency was held

The Civil 7 meeting under the Italian G7 presidency was organized on April 20-21, 2017 with the participation of more than sixty representatives of civil society. The participants discussed a wide set of topics, including financing for development and systemic issues, climate and energy, migration a...
19 April2017

First Meeting of the Rome-Lyon Group. Key topic: counter-terrorism

The first Rome/Lyon Group Meeting under the G7 Italian Presidency was held on the week of April 17, 2017. The working group, set up under the Italian G8 Presidency in 2001, aims to formulate counter-terrorism strategies and fight transnational crime.The main issue of the meeting was the need to coun...
11 April2017
Merkel, leaders of five multilateral agencies seek answers to globalization challenges

Merkel, leaders of five multilateral agencies seek answers to globalization challenges

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of five multilateral agencies met on 10 April in Berlin to discuss the challenges arising from globalization and how best to address them.Chancellor Merkel played host to her annual meeting involving the chiefs of the World Trade Organization, the Intern...
09 April2017
New Development Bank to Work Closely with BRICS Business Council

New Development Bank to Work Closely with BRICS Business Council

The New Development Bank (NDB) will work closely with the BRICS Business Council. Senior executives from the bank met members of the council in New Delhi, where the NDB held its second annual meeting.An official agreement is being prepared to formalize this cooperation.“The agreement between the ban...
09 April2017
Participants of the OECD Global Forum on Development discussed the SDGs implementation

Participants of the OECD Global Forum on Development discussed the SDGs implementation

The OECD Global Forum on Development was held on 5 April 2017 in Paris. The Forum focused on the partnerships that would be crucial to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. According to Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, today, over 800 million people still live in extreme poverty. People ...
08 April2017

W7 meeting was held under the Italian G7 presidency

W7 meeting was held under the Italian G7 presidency in Rome on April 7-8, 2017. The participants of the meeting formulated the policy recommendations for the G7 Heads of State and of Government on gender-related issues.The participants discussed a wide range of the topics, in particular viable solut...
07 April2017
For the first time in the G20 history Digital Economy Ministerial Conference took place

For the first time in the G20 history Digital Economy Ministerial Conference took place

For the first time in the G20 history Digital Economy Ministerial Conference took place in Düsseldorf on 6 – 7 April 2017. The ministers discussed the contributions that digitalisation could provide to the economy. The G20 ministers emphasized that the impact of digital transformation on economies a...
06 April2017
Head of the RANEPA Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) Dr. Marina Larionova reflects on the G20 innovative agenda for the T20 blog

Head of the RANEPA Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) Dr. Marina Larionova reflects on the G20 innovative agenda for the T20 blog

Head of the RANEPA Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) Dr. Marina Larionova reflects on the G20 innovative agenda for the T20 blog in the run-up to the G20 digital ministers meeting. According to Dr. Marina Larionova, innovations and technological advancement are key factors for st...
06 April2017

Green finance for small and medium enterprises is among the priorities of the G7 Environment

Italy has included green finance, with specific focus on the needs of the small and medium enterprises, among the priorities of the G7 Environment to be held in Bologna on June 11-12. To enhance the discussion on this topic the Ministry of Environment organized the preparatory meeting “Mobilising gr...
05 April2017
Head of the RANEPA Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) Marina Larionova participated in the discussions of the international conference “China and Russia: Facing Challenges of Global Shifts”

Head of the RANEPA Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) Marina Larionova participated in the discussions of the international conference “China and Russia: Facing Challenges of Global Shifts”

Head of the RANEPA Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) Marina Larionova participated in the discussions of the international conference “China and Russia: Facing Challenges of Global Shifts” organized by the Valdai Discussion Club in Moscow on April 4-5, 2017. Marina Larionova acte...
03 April2017
Accreditation for the G20 Summit in Hamburg

Accreditation for the G20 Summit in Hamburg

The G20 Summit is taking place in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017.The information on media accreditation was posted at the presidency`s official web-site. Accreditation is open till 23 June 2017. Information at the German G20 presidency official web-site...
02 April2017
WTO Business Focus Group Chaired by B20 Sherpa Adopts Recommendations

WTO Business Focus Group Chaired by B20 Sherpa Adopts Recommendations

More than 60 business representatives from all over the world that constitute the WTO Business Focus Groups (BFGs) agreed on joint recommendations on how to improve the process of the WTO and make it more relevant for business.Two WTO BFGs are part of the WTO Trade Dialogues that have been initiated...

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