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15 June2018
G20 Energy Ministerial meeting under the Argentinian presidency

G20 Energy Ministerial meeting under the Argentinian presidency

The G20 Energy Ministers meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in the Patagonian city of San Carlos de Bariloche on 15 June 2018. In addition to the G20 member countries` representatives the event was attended by the delegates from the guest countries and international organi...
14 June2018
G20 Energy ministers visit Argentinian tech company INVAP

G20 Energy ministers visit Argentinian tech company INVAP

The senior energy officials of G20 member and guest countries, gathered in Bariloche, in the southern Argentine region of Patagonia for their meeting, visited the headquarters of Argentinian tech company INVAP.They had the opportunity to explore INVAP’s achievements over the last 40 years in the nuc...
13 June2018
The G20 debates the future global energy mix in Bariloche, Patagonia

The G20 debates the future global energy mix in Bariloche, Patagonia

The second meeting of the G20 Energy Transitions Working Group under the Argentinian presidency in the G20 was organized in Bariloche, Patagonia on 13-14 June 2018. The meeting was attended by senior officials from G20 member and guest countries as well as international organizations representatives...
12 June2018
G20 Education and Employment Working Groups meeting under the Argentinian presidency

G20 Education and Employment Working Groups meeting under the Argentinian presidency

The G20 Education and Employment Working Groups meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The delegates were officials from member and guest countries, and representatives from international organizations, namely UNESCO, the International Labour Organizati...
09 June2018
G7 summit was held in Charlevoix, Canada

G7 summit was held in Charlevoix, Canada

The G7 summit under the Canadian presidency in the fora was held in Charlevoix, Quebec on 8-9 June 2018. It brought together the heads of state or government from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States as well as the President of the European Council, Donald ...
07 June2018
BRICS Bank to Open Americas Regional Office in Brazil

BRICS Bank to Open Americas Regional Office in Brazil

The BRICS New Development Bank will open its Americas Regional Office in Brazil, the bank said.The decision was communicated to the Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira by NDB President K.V. Kamath at a meeting in Shanghai, according to a statement from the bank, which is currently head...
04 June2018
G7 Development Ministers’ meeting

G7 Development Ministers’ meeting

The G7 Development Ministers’ meeting under the Canadian presidency was held in Whistler, British Columbia on 31 May – 2 June 2018. Advancing gender equality is the most effective approach to eradicating extreme poverty and building a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world. Recent estimates i...
04 June2018
BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting under the South African presidency

BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting under the South African presidency

BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting under the South African presidency was held in Pretoria on 4 June 2018. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took part in the meeting.The participants had an in-depth discussion of the current issues on the global agenda, including those related to maintaining peace...
04 June2018
G7 Finance and Development Ministers meeting under the Canadian presidency

G7 Finance and Development Ministers meeting under the Canadian presidency

G7 Finance and Development Ministers meeting under the Canadian presidency was organized on 1 June 2018 in Whistler, British Columbia. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie of Canada and the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance of Canad...
02 June2018
G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors reaffirm importance of open, and rules based trade

G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors reaffirm importance of open, and rules based trade

The G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting under the Canadian presidency in the fora was organized in Whistler, British Columbia on 1-2 June 2018. The participants of the meeting expressed concerns over the tariffs imposed by the United States on steel and aluminum, noting that thes...
30 May2018
NDB third annual meeting unveils key updates on technology-backed development

NDB third annual meeting unveils key updates on technology-backed development

The New Development Bank (NDB) held its Third Annual Meeting in Shanghai on 28-29 May 2018, welcoming high-level delegates including government ministers, senior figures from multilateral development institutions and business leaders from the BRICS member nations. The event included seminars and hig...
30 May2018
Leading scientists from the G20 gather in Jujuy to work on challenges in agriculture

Leading scientists from the G20 gather in Jujuy to work on challenges in agriculture

The meeting of Agricultural Chief Scientists of the G20 (MACS-G20) under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in Jujuy on 28-30 May 2018. The meeting was attended by over 60 delegates from G20 members and international organizations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the ...
28 May2018
New Development Bank and State Bank of India sign memorandum of understanding to establish partnership

New Development Bank and State Bank of India sign memorandum of understanding to establish partnership

On 28 May 2018, the New Development Bank (NDB) and the State Bank of India (SBI) signed Memorandum of Understanding to promote and establish general cooperation. The Memorandum was signed in Shanghai by Mr. K. V. Kamath, the NDB President and Mr. Rajnish Kumar, the Chairman of SBI.The Memorandum pro...
28 May2018
New Development Bank and Development Bank of Southern Africa sign memorandum of understanding to establish framework for cooperation

New Development Bank and Development Bank of Southern Africa sign memorandum of understanding to establish framework for cooperation

On 28 May 2018, the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) signed Memorandum of Understanding on General Cooperation. The Memorandum was signed in Shanghai by Mr. K. V. Kamath, the NDB President and Mr. Patrick Dlamini, Chief Executive Officer of DBSA.The objec...
28 May2018
NDB and Government of China sign loan agreement for Chongqing small cities sustainable development project

NDB and Government of China sign loan agreement for Chongqing small cities sustainable development project

On 28 May 2018, the New Development Bank (NDB) and the Government of the People’s Republic of China signed Loan Agreement for Chongqing Small Cities Sustainable Development Project for an amount aggregating to USD 300 mln. The Loan Agreement was signed by Mr. Liu Kun, the Minister of Finance of the ...
21 May2018
G20 Foreign ministers meeting

G20 Foreign ministers meeting

The G20 Foreign Affairs Ministers meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in Buenos Aires on 20-21 May 2018. At the meeting the G20 foreign ministers addressed issues such as global governance and the role of international institutions. There was broad support for the three pri...
18 May2018
BRICS Youth Energy Dialogue explores energy transitions

BRICS Youth Energy Dialogue explores energy transitions

Energy security for all citizens in the developing world will no longer be a dream if BRICS countries have anything to do with it - as explained at the BRICS Youth Energy Dialogue held on 18 May 2018 at UWC.The University of the Western Cape (UWC), in partnership with the Student Representative Coun...
17 May2018
The G20 discusses the role of women in health

The G20 discusses the role of women in health

The second meeting of the G20 Health Working Group (HWG) under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held on 17-18 May 2018 in Geneva on the margins of the World Health Organization’s 71st World Health Assembly. The meeting was attended by senior officials from G20 countries as well as delegate...
10 May2018
AIIB launches public consultation on Draft Transport Strategy

AIIB launches public consultation on Draft Transport Strategy

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has launched public consultations on its Draft Transport Sector Strategy (in English) on 10 May 2018. The draft strategy outlines AIIB’s vision to develop sustainable and integrated transport systems that promote trade and economic growth in Asia. Many...
08 May2018
G20 promotes discussions towards an inclusive trade system

G20 promotes discussions towards an inclusive trade system

The G20 Trade and Investment Working Group meeting under the Argentinian G20 presidency was held in Buenos Aires on 7-8 May 2018. The meeting was attended by Jorge Faurie, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina, and Francisco Cabrera, Minister of Production of Argentina.Senior official...
04 May2018
DG Azevêdo launches report on role of trade in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

DG Azevêdo launches report on role of trade in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals

WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo met United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today (3 May) to present him with a new WTO report on how trade is contributing to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The meeting took place at the UN Chief Executives Board se...
03 May2018
New collaboration announced between IDB Group and NDB

New collaboration announced between IDB Group and NDB

On 3 May 2018, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), IDB Invest and the New Development Bank (NDB) announced that they have agreed to collaborate on areas of common interest and general cooperation. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed in Washington, DC by Luis Alberto Moreno, Presi...
02 May2018
Second Sherpa meeting under the Argentinian G20 presidency was held

Second Sherpa meeting under the Argentinian G20 presidency was held

The second Sherpa meeting under the Argentine G20 presidency in the fora was held in Ushuaia, capital of the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego on 2-4 May 2018. The meeting was also attended by the representatives of guest countries and international organizations, namely the Development Bank of...
02 May2018
AIIB approves membership of Papua New Guinea and Kenya

AIIB approves membership of Papua New Guinea and Kenya

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Governors has adopted resolutions approving two applicants to join the Bank, bringing AIIB’s total approved membership to 86. This round of approved applicants includes one regional (Papua New Guinea) and one nonregional (Kenya) prospective ...
25 April2018
W20 organized National Consultation and Debate Forum

W20 organized National Consultation and Debate Forum

Under the Argentinian G20 presidency the Women20 (W20) organized the National Consultation and Debate Forum in Buenos Aires. The event was attended by more than 200 representatives of civil society organizations, private and public sector of Argentina. At the meeting, attendees discussed the obstacl...
24 April2018
New Development Bank and India sign Project Preparation Fund contribution agreement

New Development Bank and India sign Project Preparation Fund contribution agreement

On 19 April 2017, the New Development Bank and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of India signed Project Preparation Fund (PPF) contribution agreement. The Agreement was signed by Mr. Leslie Maasdorp, NDB Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Mr. Virender Singh, Director (NDB), Departmen...
20 April2018
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and African Development Bank sign MoU to promote cooperation

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and African Development Bank sign MoU to promote cooperation

A Memorandum of Understanding to enhance collaboration on sustainable economic development was signed on April 18 by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the African Development Bank and formalized during the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings in Washington, DC. The manda...
18 April2018
BRICS Tax Authorities meeting under the SA presidency

BRICS Tax Authorities meeting under the SA presidency

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) hosted the BRICS heads customs authority meeting in Durban on 18-19 April 2018. It was preceded by a customs experts meeting at the same venue from 16 to 17 April 2018.“These meetings are part of government wide departmental meetings that forms part of the bu...
18 April2018
SA appoints head of regional BRICS bank

SA appoints head of regional BRICS bank

National Treasury on Tuesday announced it has appointed the head of the BRICS New Development Bank for the African Regional Centre on 10 April 2018.Monale Ratsoma, deputy director general of Treasury’s economic policy department, will lead the regional arm of the bank. His appointment is with effect...
18 April2018
G20 discusses climate sustainability

G20 discusses climate sustainability

The Working Group`s activities aim to elaborate a response to climate change, create long-term strategies and mechanisms for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mobilize climate finance flows.Argentine Minister of the Environment & Sustainable Development Sergio Bergman made welcome remarks at...
13 April2018
AIIB invests $140m to improve rural connectivity in India

AIIB invests $140m to improve rural connectivity in India

Approximately 1.5 million rural residents in Madhya Pradesh, India, stand to directly benefit from improved livelihoods, education and mobility with the USD140-million loan approved by the Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The project, cofinanced with the World B...
13 April2018
New Development Bank and International Finance Corporation sign agreement aimed at promoting co-financing of projects

New Development Bank and International Finance Corporation sign agreement aimed at promoting co-financing of projects

On 10 April 2018, the New Development Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) signed Accession Agreement to Amended and Restated Master Cooperation Agreement between IFC and international financial institutions. The Agreement was signed in Shanghai by Mr. Xian Zhu, NDB Vice President, Chief...
13 April2018
BRICS nations join forces to address common problems using advanced computing

BRICS nations join forces to address common problems using advanced computing

The second BRICS Working Group on ICT meeting under the South African presidency was held on 11-13 April 2018. The participants discussed an effective use of High Performance Computing (HPC) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in devising smart solutions for the numerous problems the...
13 April2018
Innovation and financing, two G20 proposals to transform education

Innovation and financing, two G20 proposals to transform education

The first official meeting the G20 Education Working Group under the Argentinian G20 presidency was held in Buenos Aires on 12-13 April 2018. The meeting was attended by senior officials from G20 member countries and invited guests as well as international organizations. The discussion focused on de...
10 April2018
Launch of ODA Figures 2017

Launch of ODA Figures 2017

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published its analysis of global aid trends in Official development assistance (ODA) in 2017.According to OECD Secretary-General Mr. Angel Gurría, some progress has been achieved. In 2017, net ODA [by Members of the OECD Development A...
10 April2018
NDB to grant a $295m loan to Russia for water supply upgrade

NDB to grant a $295m loan to Russia for water supply upgrade

The Ministry of Construction and Housing of Russia has prepared all the necessary documentation for negotiating with the New Development Bank (NBR) — an international bank set up by the BRICS member states — to get a loan.This is what the press office of the Ministry told Construction.RU on Wednesda...
10 April2018
With inclusion as its focus, the G20 Development Working Group meets in Buenos Aires

With inclusion as its focus, the G20 Development Working Group meets in Buenos Aires

The G20 Development Working Group (DWG) meeting under the Argentinian G20 presidency was held in Buenos Aires on 9-10 April 2018 with the objective of promoting inclusive economic growth and placing a focus on strengthening peoples’ skills. The two-day meeting was attended by Carolina Stanley, Argen...
09 April2018
The Government of Canada takes concrete steps to reduce the environmental footprint of the G7 Summit

The Government of Canada takes concrete steps to reduce the environmental footprint of the G7 Summit

In an effort to limit the environmental impact of the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, in June, the Government of Canada has entered into an agreement with the Corporation de la Réserve de la biosphère de Charlevoix to make this summit an environmentally responsible event.The Honourable Jean-Yves Du...
05 April2018
AIIB Adopts Strategy on Private Capital Mobilization

AIIB Adopts Strategy on Private Capital Mobilization

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has released its "Strategy on Mobilizing Private Capital for Infrastructure" (in English) to further define the bank’s approach to making investment in emerging market infrastructure more attractive to private investors. The strategy presents AIIB’s l...
28 March2018
G7 Employment and Innovation Ministers prepare for jobs of the future

G7 Employment and Innovation Ministers prepare for jobs of the future

The G7 Employment and Innovation ministers meeting under the Canadian presidency in the fora was held in Montreal on 27-28 March 2018. The topic was Preparing for Jobs of the Future, discussion focused on how G7 countries can help workers get the skills, training and opportunities they need to succe...
28 March2018
BRICS Business Council 2018 midterm meeting held in Shanghai

BRICS Business Council 2018 midterm meeting held in Shanghai

On March 27, 2018, BRICS Business Council 2018 Midterm Meeting was held in Shanghai. About 250 delegates from the Council’s five national chapters and the New Development Bank (NDB) attended the event, where the rotating presidency of the Business Council in 2018 was officially handed over to the So...
27 March2018
W20 presents recommendations for gender equality in Argentina

W20 presents recommendations for gender equality in Argentina

The W20, the G20 engagement group that brings together women’s organizations, presented a series of concrete recommendations today at the W20 National Consulting Forum for “a more sustainable, equal and fair society.” They include measures that build “a roadmap for real economic development of women...
21 March2018
President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.Mr Guterres warmly congratulated Vladimir Putin on his victory in the presidential election.The discussion touched on current issues on the international agenda. With respect to developments in Syr...
19 March2018
Global economic leaders meet in Buenos Aires at the G20

Global economic leaders meet in Buenos Aires at the G20

Infrastructure financing, the future of work, and the technology behind cryptocurrencies will be on the agenda for G20 financial leaders at the First G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of 2018, on 19-20 March, at the Buenos Aires Exhibition & Convention Centre (CEC).22 f...
18 March2018
Chair sets out FSB priorities for the Argentine G20 Presidency

Chair sets out FSB priorities for the Argentine G20 Presidency

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) today published a letter from FSB Chair Mark Carney to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors ahead of their meetings in Buenos Aires on 19-20 March. The letter notes that the current backdrop of strong and balanced global growth is underpinned by a resi...
16 March2018
W20 in the CSW62 of the United Nations

W20 in the CSW62 of the United Nations

Within the framework of the sixtieth second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), the most important meeting of the United Nations on Gender Equality, W20 (Women20) presented the challenges facing rural women around the world.Susana Balbo, Chair of W20 Argentina, presented to the...
15 March2018
Executive Order on Organising Committee to prepare and support Russia’s Presidency at SCO in 2019–2020 and BRICS in 2020 published

Executive Order on Organising Committee to prepare and support Russia’s Presidency at SCO in 2019–2020 and BRICS in 2020 published

Vladimir Putin has signed the Executive Order on the Organising Committee to Prepare for and Support the Presidency of the Russian Federation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in 2019–2020 and BRICS in 2020 (in Russian) on 15 March 2018.According to the document, Chelyabinsk will host the SCO...
14 March2018
G20 officials attend Argentina’s Expoagro agricultural technology show

G20 officials attend Argentina’s Expoagro agricultural technology show

Senior agriculture officials from G20 countries and international organizations visited Expoagro, one of the most important agricultural farming shows in Latin America, where they interacted with local officials and producers.Today in San Nicolás, Buenos Aires province, G20 officials were given a de...
13 March2018
G20 officials discuss how to achieve a sustainable food future

G20 officials discuss how to achieve a sustainable food future

Senior agriculture officials from G20 countries and international organizations are meeting in Rosario, Santa Fe province, to address public policies on sustainable soil management. The G20’s agriculture deputies are meeting in Rosario, Santa Fe to work on building a sustainable food future, one of ...
11 March2018
NDB and International Solar Alliance commit to deepen cooperation and promote solar energy

NDB and International Solar Alliance commit to deepen cooperation and promote solar energy

On 10 March 2018, the New Development Bank (NDB) and International Solar Alliance (ISA) signed in New Delhi, India a Joint Declaration for the Promotion of Solar Energy Globally.The Declaration was signed by Mr. K.V.Kamath, the NDB President and Mr. Upendra Tripathy, Interim Director General of ISA,...
08 March2018
Vision For Future: New Delhi Hosts BRICS Youth Parliament

Vision For Future: New Delhi Hosts BRICS Youth Parliament

The Youth Parliament was part of the three-day program called "Vision for Future" held under the South African BRICS presidency. The event was jointly organized by the BRICS International Forum and the International Federation of Indo-Russian Youth Clubs.Press-release at the SA BRICS presidency offi...
08 March2018
The G20 aims to cooperate to reduce excess capacity of steel

The G20 aims to cooperate to reduce excess capacity of steel

The Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC) successfully concluded today its first meeting of 2018 in Paris, France. The aim of the forum is to address global excess capacity on steel markets by increasing information sharing and greater cooperation, and through the adoption of effective steps...
07 March2018
13th meeting of NDB Board of Directors held in Shanghai

13th meeting of NDB Board of Directors held in Shanghai

On 2 March 2018, the 13th meeting of the Board of Directors (BoD) of the New Development Bank was held in Shanghai. The Audit, Budget and Compliance Committee and Budget Human Resources and Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors took place on March 1, 2018.The Board took note of the Memorand...
06 March2018
B20 brings together business leaders in northern Argentina

B20 brings together business leaders in northern Argentina

The Business 20, the G20-associated civil society group that brings together the international private sector, convened representatives from different business sectors on 6 March 2018 in the northern province of Salta, in its first Business Leaders Forum of 2018.The forum aims to bring the B20 to di...
05 March2018
G20 seeks agreement on global health policies

G20 seeks agreement on global health policies

The first meeting of the Health Working Group at the CCK, Buenos Aires, focuses on malnutrition as well as childhood overweight and obesity.Argentine Health Minister Adolfo Rubinstein today opened the G20’s first health-related meeting of the year. The purpose of the Health Working Group is to estab...
28 February2018
South Africa: New President, New BRICS Agenda?

South Africa: New President, New BRICS Agenda?

The year of 2018 in South Africa started with political turmoil. Jacob Zuma’s reputation was questioned due to several episodes of corruption and unclear relations with the Gupta family known as one of the most affluent business-owners in the country. In December 2017 the process went rampant follow...
28 February2018
G20 seeks to promote integrity in state-owned enterprises

G20 seeks to promote integrity in state-owned enterprises

The first meeting of the Anti-Corruption Working Group began on 28 February 2018 in Buenos Aires with the participation of national delegations and international organizations. Laura Alonso, head of the Argentine Anti-Corruption Office welcomed the participants. The two-day meeting at the CCK will l...
26 February2018
AIIB Invests to Help Bangladesh Address Power Shortages

AIIB Invests to Help Bangladesh Address Power Shortages

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Directors has approved a loan of up to USD60 million for a project that will increase power generation capacity in Bangladesh and help the country respond to power shortages. The approved debt financing will support the development of Bangla...
23 February2018
Argentine G20 sherpa strengthens links with organizations in Africa and North America

Argentine G20 sherpa strengthens links with organizations in Africa and North America

Argentine G20 sherpa Pedro Villagra Delgado embarked on an international tour to consolidate relationships with regional and global organizations.As policy coordinator for the Argentine G20 presidency and presidential advisor and representative, the sherpa held meetings at the United Nations and in ...
22 February2018
NDB and Government of India sign facility framework agreement and loan agreement for Rajasthan Water Sector Restructuring Project for Desert Areas

NDB and Government of India sign facility framework agreement and loan agreement for Rajasthan Water Sector Restructuring Project for Desert Areas

On 13 February 2018, the New Development Bank (NDB), the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan signed the Facility Framework Agreement for financing of Rajasthan Water Sector Restructuring Project for the Desert Areas, under which the Bank has agreed to provide multi-tranche financing ...
22 February2018
Trade Facilitation Agreement marks first anniversary since entry into force

Trade Facilitation Agreement marks first anniversary since entry into force

The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) marked its first anniversary since its entry into force on 22 February 2017 with WTO members making significant strides towards its implementation. WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said members continue to work to fully implement the Agreement, which will b...
21 February2018
President Macri: Energy is central to the G20 priority of sustainable development

President Macri: Energy is central to the G20 priority of sustainable development

Argentine President Mauricio Macri gave the welcome address at the Energy Efficiency & Renewables Forum organized by the G20 Energy Transitions Working Group in Buenos Aires under the Argentine G20 presidency.“Energy transitions, one of the major challenges affecting the entire world, brings us ...
21 February2018
Osaka to host G20 summit in 2019

Osaka to host G20 summit in 2019

The Japanese government has decided to hold next year's Group of 20 Summit meeting in the western prefecture of Osaka. It will be the first time Japan has hosted the summit.The government made the decision after conducting a survey of candidate municipalities on such factors as their capacity to acc...
20 February2018
G20 discusses public policies to improve employment

G20 discusses public policies to improve employment

The first official meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group under the Argentinian presidency in the G20 was held on 20-22 February 2018 in Buenos Aires in the presence of Argentine Labour Minister Jorge Triaca and the Argentine G20 sherpa Pedro Villagra Delgado. The group is made up of officials ...
14 February2018
The monograph by the RANEPA CIIR and University of Toronto on BRICS and global governance is published by Routledge

The monograph by the RANEPA CIIR and University of Toronto on BRICS and global governance is published by Routledge

The monograph edited by Professor, Head of the Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) Dr. Marina Larionova and Co-director of BRICS Research Group, Co-director of G20 Research Group of Munk Scho...
08 February2018
The first meeting of the G20 Digital Economy Task Force was held

The first meeting of the G20 Digital Economy Task Force was held

The first meeting of the G20 Digital Economy Task Force under the Argentinian presidency in the fora with participation of G20 member countries, partner countries and international organizations representatives was held on 8-9 February 2018. The event was attended by Argentine Modernization Minister...
06 February2018
meeting of BRICS Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas

meeting of BRICS Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas

The first meeting of BRICS Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas under the South African presidency in the fora was held in Cape Town on 4-6 February 2018. From the Russian side the meeting was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister, Russia BRICS Sherpa Sergey Ryabkov.The participants discussed further deepening of...
01 February2018
The first T20 meeting under the Argentinian presidency

The first T20 meeting under the Argentinian presidency

The first T20 meeting under the theme “Vision & Strategies for 2018” under the Argentinian presidency was held in Buenos Aires on 1-2 February 2018. Experts from 150 think tanks representing 45 countries embarked on the agenda of the T20 working groups, which will assemble and submit public poli...
01 February2018
On 1 February 2018 the South African BRICS presidency started

On 1 February 2018 the South African BRICS presidency started

On 1 February 2018 the South African BRICS presidency started.South Africa has committed to using its Chairmanship of the BRICS in 2018 to strategically plan towards the goals of the next decade of BRICS cooperation and has further committed to aligning its Chairmanship in 2018 with that of China’s ...
30 January2018
Public statistics on the G20 agenda

Public statistics on the G20 agenda

The Data Gaps Initiative meeting under the Argentinian G20 presidency was held in Buenos Aires on 29-30 January 2018. In addition to the representatives of every country, also participating at the CCK were Stefan Schweinfest, Director of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD); Martine Durand,...
25 January2018
B20 convenes world business leaders in Davos

B20 convenes world business leaders in Davos

The B20, a G20 engagement group that represents the private sector, presented its work plan today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.In the context of the Argentine presidency of the G20, B20 chair Daniel Funes de Rioja led a panel discussion that looked at many of the ...
25 January2018
Macri drives G20 agenda in Davos

Macri drives G20 agenda in Davos

Argentine President Mauricio Macri held an intense agenda of meetings in the Swiss town of Davos, home of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, to drive the G20 agenda with world political and business leaders on 24 January 2018.Macri received German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Casa Argentina, th...
24 January2018
Russia and Argentina will strengthen their dialogue in the G20

Russia and Argentina will strengthen their dialogue in the G20

President of Russia Vladimir Putin held talks with President of Argentina Mauricio Macri, who arrived in Russia on an official visit, on 23 January 2018 in Kremlin.The discussion focused on cooperation development in political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian areas. President of Argentina...
24 January2018
Creation of Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 presidency

Creation of Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 presidency

On January 23, 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of the Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency. Co-chaired by Ambassador Isabelle Hudon and Melinda Gates, the Council will ensure gender equality and women’s empowerment are integrated across all themes, a...
23 January2018
Argentina ratifies the Trade Facilitation Agreement

Argentina ratifies the Trade Facilitation Agreement

Argentina, host of the 11th Ministerial Conference recently held in Buenos Aires, has completed its ratification process for the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).Argentina's WTO ambassador Hector Marcelo Cima submitted his country's instrument of acceptance to WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo ...
23 January2018
Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Peru, and Romania applied for the OECD membership

Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Peru, and Romania applied for the OECD membership

Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Peru, and Romania applied for the OECD membership. For countries that will receive a positive response, acceding to the OECD entails a multi-year review process where all 25 major OECD committees evaluate, in confidential sessions, the policies of the candidate ...
15 January2018
New Development Bank and Santander Brazil sign memorandum on strategic cooperation

New Development Bank and Santander Brazil sign memorandum on strategic cooperation

The New Development Bank (NDB) and Santander Brazil signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Strategic Cooperation to promote collaboration and joint provision of financial services between the two institutions. The Memorandum marks the first strategic cooperation agreement between NDB and a private ...
15 January2018
Canada investing in telecommunications in preparation for the G7 summit

Canada investing in telecommunications in preparation for the G7 summit

As part of the preparations for the G7 Summit that will take place in Charlevoix in June, the Honourable Jean‑Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, along with Richard Hébert, MP for Lac-Saint-Jean, announced today that the Government of Canada is investing close to $15 ...
03 January2018
Canadian G7 presidency has started

Canadian G7 presidency has started

On 1 January 2018, Canada assumed the G7 Presidency, which rotates every year among member nations.As G7 chair, Canada will host the 2018 G7 Leaders’ Summit on June 8-9, in Charlevoix, Quebec situated between the Laurentian mountains and the St. Lawrence River.On 14 December 2017, Prime Minister Tru...
02 January2018
Argentina to host over 45 G20 meetings in 2018

Argentina to host over 45 G20 meetings in 2018

Argentina took over the presidency of the G20 on 1 December 2017, with the forum’s main activities taking place over the course of 2018: more than 45 meetings in 11 cities across the country. Argentina will play host to over 20,000 participants from abroad, mainly officials from G20 member governmen...
25 December2017
Time for BRICS Leadership in the UN

Time for BRICS Leadership in the UN

The voting results of the 10th Emergency Special Session of the UN General Assembly on 21 December 2017 on the status of Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory signal a loss of the US leadership in the UN. Despite the US promise to carefully watch the voting and take into accou...
21 December2017
The L20 officially kicks off its 2018 agenda

The L20 officially kicks off its 2018 agenda

The L20, representing the interests of workers throughout the world before the G20, officially began its activity today with an event in Buenos Aires attended by Argentine union leaders and government officials. They convened at the headquarters of the L20 2018 chair organization, the Argentine Labo...
21 December2017
NDB Board of Governors approves appointment of Bank’s Vice President

NDB Board of Governors approves appointment of Bank’s Vice President

The Board of Governors of the New Development Bank approved the appointment of Mr. Sarquis José Buainain Sarquis as Vice President on December 14, 2017.Mr. Sarquis J. B. Sarquis has held several positions at the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil since 1991. More recently, he has been Deputy C...
20 December2017
One year of G7 communication

One year of G7 communication

In line with the key message of the Italian G7 Presidency - "Building the foundations of a renewed trust" - we decided to give our communication an approach of full transparency. Safeguarding the negotiation process and its necessary confidentiality, we described on the website and on social media t...
19 December2017
AIIB Approves Membership of Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Belarus and Ecuador

AIIB Approves Membership of Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Belarus and Ecuador

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Governors has adopted resolutions approving four applicants to join the Bank, bringing AIIB’s total approved membership to 84. This round of approved applicants includes two regional and two nonregional prospective members (Cook Islands and ...
16 December2017
UK Government Pledges US$50 million to AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund

UK Government Pledges US$50 million to AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Jin Liqun and United Kingdom (UK) Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Philip Hammond have signed an agreement for the UK to contribute US$50 million to AIIB’s Project Preparation Special Fund which provides grant support primarily to low income de...
15 December2017
NDB small hydroelectric power project in Karelia receives award in Russia

NDB small hydroelectric power project in Karelia receives award in Russia

On 12 December 2017, a project for the construction of two small hydroelectric power plants in Karelia, Russia supported by the New Development Bank was awarded as the best investment project of 2017 at “Small-scale Power Generation – Big Achievements” award ceremony held at Russian Chamber of Comme...
14 December2017
Argentine G20 Sherpa track gets under way

Argentine G20 Sherpa track gets under way

The First Sherpa Meeting of the Argentine G20 presidency began in the Patagonian city of Bariloche. The meeting was opened by Argentina’s Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie. Issues under the spotlight include education, jobs, the digital economy and agriculture.The Sherpa Track, which addresses multiple ...
14 December2017
A meeting in Lagos closes the Italian Presidency of the G7++ Friends of the Gulf of Guinea

A meeting in Lagos closes the Italian Presidency of the G7++ Friends of the Gulf of Guinea

The second meeting of the G7++ Friends of the Gulf of Guinea Group was held in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 11 and 12, 2017, the only event under the Italian G7 Presidency to take place out of Italy.Piracy attacks and other crimes at sea in the region remain a major concern for global maritime securi...
12 December2017
AIIB Invests in 100-percent electric rapid transit system in Bangalore

AIIB Invests in 100-percent electric rapid transit system in Bangalore

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Directors has approved a US$335 million loan for a 100-percent electric metro project that will reduce traffic and pollution and increase employment and mobility in India. The investment in the Bangalore Metro Rail Project—Reach 6 (R6) is AI...
12 December2017
Together Major Development Finance Institutions Align Financial Flows with the Paris Agreement

Together Major Development Finance Institutions Align Financial Flows with the Paris Agreement

The global development agenda is being transformed in fundamental ways. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed upon by the international community, constitute a universal compass, highlighting the need for systemic and collective action for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development ...
12 December2017
C20 Kicks off in Buenos Aires

C20 Kicks off in Buenos Aires

The Civil 20 kick-off meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the G20 was held in the Retiro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires on 12 December 2017. The event commenced with the opening words of Hugo Wortman Jofré, President of Poder Ciudadano, the Argentine NGO that is chairing the C20 2018, and Ren...
11 December2017
AIIB Supports UN Anti-Corruption Day with Week of Events

AIIB Supports UN Anti-Corruption Day with Week of Events

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) joined other multilateral development banks, international organizations and civil society in celebrating the United Nations’ International Anti-Corruption Day, true to the Bank’s commitment to ensure its operations remain "clean" and free of corruptio...
11 December2017
AIIB invests in nationwide fiber broadband network in Oman

AIIB invests in nationwide fiber broadband network in Oman

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Directors has approved up to US$239.2-million in senior debt to develop communications infrastructure that will help Oman shift its economy away from a reliance on the export of hydrocarbons.AIIB’s loan for the construction and operation of ...
11 December2017
Members launch the g7+ WTO Accessions Group to help post-conflict and fragile economies

Members launch the g7+ WTO Accessions Group to help post-conflict and fragile economies

Just hours before the opening of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, WTO members launched the g7+ WTO Accessions Group, a new platform designed to help post-conflict and fragile economies through WTO membership. The Chair of MC11, Minister Susana Malcorra of Argentina, presid...
11 December2017
Women20 (W20) launches its agenda to enrich the G20

Women20 (W20) launches its agenda to enrich the G20

The Women20 (W20) kick-off event under the Argentinian G20 presidency took place in Buenos Aires on 11 December 2017. The discussion focused on the W20 2018 agenda priorities. The event was attended by Argentina Vice President Gabriela Michetti; Treasury Minister Nicolás Dujovne; Social Development ...
11 December2017
AIIB Invests to Reduce Coal Use and Improve Air Quality in Beijing

AIIB Invests to Reduce Coal Use and Improve Air Quality in Beijing

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Directors has approved a US$250-million loan for a project that will reduce China’s coal use by about 650,000 tons annually through connecting about 216,750 households in approximately 510 rural villages to the natural gas distribution netwo...
01 December2017
Argentina Assumes G20 Presidency

Argentina Assumes G20 Presidency

On 1 December 2017, Argentina assumed the G20 presidency from Germany.The calendar of events of the Argentine G20 presidency for 2018 will include over 50 meetings between representatives of various levels, and will focus on issues ranging from economics, finance, jobs, education, energy, agricultur...
30 November2017
Head of the RANEPA Center for International Institutions Research Dr. Marina Larionova attended the international conference on Russia – EU cooperation

Head of the RANEPA Center for International Institutions Research Dr. Marina Larionova attended the international conference on Russia – EU cooperation

The international conference on the theme “Russia and the EU at a Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunities – an up-to-date analysis of experts” was held at the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation on 30 November 2017. The event was organized by the Russian Foreign Trade Academy...
30 November2017
Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity Ministerial meeting

Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity Ministerial meeting

The Ministerial meeting of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity was held on 30 November 2017 as the last event of the German G20 presidency. Argentina will assume the G20 presidency on 1 December 2017. The Global Forum was created by G20 Leaders at their Hangzhou summit in September of last yea...

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