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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...
01 April2017
New Development Bank to enhance cooperation with other financial institutions

New Development Bank to enhance cooperation with other financial institutions

On the sidelines of its Second Annual meeting in New Delhi, India the New Development Bank signed Memoranda of Understanding with a number of financial institutions. In addition to the AIIB such documents were signed with the European Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...
01 April2017
NDB Board of Governors approved the Bank’s five-year strategy

NDB Board of Governors approved the Bank’s five-year strategy

The Board of Governors (BoG) of the New Development Bank (NDB) approved, in principle, the Bank’s General Strategy document for 2017-2021. Governors have also approved the document on Terms, Conditions and Procedures for the Admission of New Members.The Strategy document will be further worked on, i...
01 April2017
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and New Development Bank Signed Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Cooperation

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and New Development Bank Signed Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Cooperation

Sir Danny Alexander, Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Mr. Paulo Nogueira Batista Jr., Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the New Development Bank (NDB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of the NDB Second Ann...
31 March2017

The first G7 Ministerial meeting on Culture was held

On March 30-31, 2017 Florence hosted the first ever G7 Ministerial meeting on Culture. The goal was to elaborate a joint document on the key topic of “culture as a tool for dialogue between peoples” (in English). The guiding principle was the recognition that the promotion of intercultural dialogue ...
31 March2017

B7 Business Summit: new rules for global trade and more innovation

On March 30-31 the leaders of the G7 countries’ business organizations gathered in Rome for the Business Summit (B7). They signed a Joint Declaration (in English) addressed to the G7 Presidency, to be presented to Leaders at the Taormina Summit of May 26-27, 2017.The Declaration includes two key rec...
31 March2017
Technology offers critical solutions to prevent, identify and tackle tax evasion and tax fraud, says OECD

Technology offers critical solutions to prevent, identify and tackle tax evasion and tax fraud, says OECD

Technological solutions offer a clear path for dramatically reducing tax evasion and tax fraud, which cost governments billions in lost revenue annually, according to a new OECD report (in English).Technology Tools to Tackle Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud demonstrates how technology is currently being us...
30 March2017
Exim Bank Invites Applicants for BRICS Research Award

Exim Bank Invites Applicants for BRICS Research Award

Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) is inviting research scholars from the five BRICS countries to submit their PhD thesis prepared during the period January 2012 to March 2017 for the bank’s 2017 BRICS Economic Research Award. The deadline for submissions is May 10, 2017. The subject matter of ...
30 March2017

Deauville Partnership Senior Officials’ Conference on Economic Governance and Human Capital Development

Economic governance, policy reforms and human capital development in Arab Countries in Transition: these were the themes at the center of the first Deauville Partnership Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) under Italy’s G7 Presidency, which took place in Paris at the OECD headquarters on 30 March 2017.T...
28 March2017

Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta intervened at IAI Conference on the Role of the G7 for Global Macroeconomic Stability

Macroeconomic policy coordination, international trade, global financial stability: these were the issues at the core of the research project promoted by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), which saw the participation of leading economics think tanks from G7 countries.The French Centre d’Étude...
28 March2017
AIIB Announces New Projects; Total Loans Tops US$2 Billion

AIIB Announces New Projects; Total Loans Tops US$2 Billion

The Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) recently approved three loans totaling US$285 million, bringing the bank’s total lending to over US$2 billion, in support of its members as they seek to improve the socio-economic living conditions of their citizens. The loans...
24 March2017

Call for candidates to the G7 Youth Summit

During the Italian G7 Presidency, the Young Ambassador Society and G7 Italy are organizing the G7 Youth Summit that will take place in Rome on May 7-9, 2017 with young delegates from all the G7 countries. The main theme will be "Rethinking Innovation as a catalyst for inclusive, open and sustainable...
24 March2017

First meeting of the G7 Academies

On March 23-24, 2017 the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, chaired by Prof. Alberto Quarzio Curzio, held a meeting in Rome for experts from the various G7 national science academies in order to draft three joint documents on the following subjects:• Cultural heritage: building resilience to disasters;...
24 March2017

G7 Energy: technical sector employment workshop ahead of the Ministerial meeting

On March 24, 2017 in Rome, Gestore Servizi Energetici (GSE) hosted a Workshop on Energy sector employment. The event was organized by the Directorate General for Safety in Mining and Energy Activities and by the Ministry of Economic Development.Representatives from many international organizations –...
23 March2017
The article by CIIR Head Dr. Marina Larionova and Research Andrey Shelepov devoted to the New Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for a number of thematic spheres

The article by CIIR Head Dr. Marina Larionova and Research Andrey Shelepov devoted to the New Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for a number of thematic spheres

The article by CIIR Head Dr. Marina Larionova and Research Andrey Shelepov devoted to the New Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for a number of thematic spheres, in particular INTL: Economic & Financial Issues (Topic), P...
23 March2017
NDB Announced Programme for Second Annual Meeting in New Delhi

NDB Announced Programme for Second Annual Meeting in New Delhi

The New Development Bank has announced the Programme of the NDB Second Annual Meeting that will be held on 31 March - 2 April 2017 in New Delhi, Republic of India. Main EventsThe Opening Ceremony of the NDB Second Annual Meeting will be held at Taj Palace Hotel on 1 April 2017. It will be followed b...
23 March2017
New Development Bank and European Investment Bank Discuss Potential Areas of Cooperation

New Development Bank and European Investment Bank Discuss Potential Areas of Cooperation

The President of the New Development Bank Mr. K.V.Kamath and the Vice President of European Investment Bank Mr. Jonathan Taylor had a meeting at the NDB Transitional Office in Shanghai, China on March 23, 2017 and discussed issues of mutual interest, including potential areas of cooperation at opera...
23 March2017
AIIB Bank approves 13 new applicants; Expands membership to 70

AIIB Bank approves 13 new applicants; Expands membership to 70

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced that its Board of Governors has adopted resolutions approving 13 applicants to join the Bank, bringing the Bank’s total approved membership to 70 on March 23, 2017. This is the first time AIIB has welcomed new prospective members to the Bank ...
22 March2017
B20 finalizes recommendations for G20 Sherpa Meeting

B20 finalizes recommendations for G20 Sherpa Meeting

The finalized B20 recommendations were presented one the eve of the G20 Sherpas` meeting in Paris on March 22, 2017. “If we want to ensure future-oriented, sustainable economic growth, business has an important role to play. We are ready to do so.” said B20-President Jürgen Heraeus during the final ...
22 March2017
Science20 Dialogue Forum

Science20 Dialogue Forum

Science20 Dialogue Forum under the German G20 presidency was held on March 22, 2017 in Saale. The theme of the forum was improving global health. The participants discussed strategies and tools to combat communicable and non-communicable diseases. The recommendations of the forum were officially han...
22 March2017

B7-Italy: Global Trade, Innovation and Sustainability

The B7-Italy will focus its recommendations to the G7 Summit of Taormina on two major priorities of the global economic agenda: “Trade Governance” and “Innovation and Sustainability”. Trade governance is losing pace with globalization, protectionist trends are unprecedented in recent history and a f...
21 March2017
Business leaders urge G20 to put climate change back on agenda

Business leaders urge G20 to put climate change back on agenda

Business executives and scientists urged the world's leading economies to put global warming back on the G20 agenda after finance ministers and central bankers failed to reaffirm their readiness to finance measures against climate change.The G20's outreach organizations for business (B20), think tan...
21 March2017

Second meeting of the G7 Sherpas in Florence

The second meeting of the G7 Sherpas was held in Florence on March 21, 2017. The meeting, chaired by the Italian Sherpa, Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta, focused on: climate and energy, innovation, skills and labor, gender inequality, global economy, human mobility, Africa outreach, foreign affairs an...
19 March2017
UNCTAD has just released the latest issue of its Investment Policy Monitor

UNCTAD has just released the latest issue of its Investment Policy Monitor

Thirty three countries took 49 investment policy measures in the review period (October 2016 – February 2017). Most of them improved entry conditions or promoted and facilitated foreign investment, with developing countries and transition economies taking the lead. New foreign investment-related reg...
19 March2017
BRICS Paradigm Breaks New Grounds in Geopolitical Order

BRICS Paradigm Breaks New Grounds in Geopolitical Order

In his interview to Global Times Swaran Singh, Professor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University speaks about the BRICS role in forming the global order in the new geopolitical context. According to Professor Singh, in the context of US President Donald Trump's “America First” rhetoric and the complicati...
18 March2017
G20 finance ministers and central bank governors met under the German presidency

G20 finance ministers and central bank governors met under the German presidency

The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting was held in Baden-Baden on 17-18 March 2017. The participants discussed the progress in global economic recovery, monetary, fiscal and structural policy tools to achieve the common goal of strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth...
17 March2017
OECD released the methodology for assessing the implementation of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

OECD released the methodology for assessing the implementation of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

The Methodology for Assessing the Implementation of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance was developed by the OECD Corporate Governance Committee, with the participation of the World Bank, to underpin an assessment of the implementation of the Principles in a jurisdiction and to provide a...
17 March2017

First Meeting of the G7 Working Group on Human Mobility

The first meeting of the G7 Working Group on Human Mobility, created by the Italian G7 presidency was held on March 17, 2017 in Rome.During the meeting the experts addressed many aspects of what the Italian government has listed as a priority of the G7 Presidency: the issue of human mobility. A choi...
17 March2017
G20 work on resource efficiency

G20 work on resource efficiency

During its G20 Presidency, Germany is pushing strongly for a dialogue on the sustainable use of natural resources. The sustainable use of natural resources is now on the agenda of a G20 summit for the first time ever. Germany is using its G20 Presidency to step up cooperation with G20 partners in th...
15 March2017

G7 Environment preparations are ongoing

Last Wednesday at the OECD headquarters, the Italian Ministry of Environment organized a meeting with representatives of the other G7 Countries for a joint update regarding the 2018 Facilitative Dialogue as foreseen by the Paris Agreement. The meeting’s aim was to focus the G7 countries’ expectation...
15 March2017
G20 consumer summit took place

G20 consumer summit took place

The first G20-format consumer summit under the theme “Building a digital world consumers can trust” was organized under the German G20 presidency in Berlin on 14-15 March 2017. The G20 consumer summit was hosted jointly by the Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, the world association Consumer I...
10 March2017
New G20 postage stamp

New G20 postage stamp

To mark Germany’s G20 Presidency the Federal Ministry of Finance has issued a commemorative postage stamp. The commemorative stamp shows the logo of Germany’s G20 Presidency, whose motto is “Shaping an interconnected world”. The logo is a reef knot which symbolically brings together the many differe...
10 March2017
The article on the G20 2017 Finance Track priorities by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble released

The article on the G20 2017 Finance Track priorities by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble released

By assuming this year’s G20 presidency, Germany is taking on responsibility for international cooperation at a very significant time. The global economy is in good shape, and this now also includes Europe. But the risk of war and conflict and the rise of populist movements have made many people anxi...
10 March2017
German G20 presidency and World Health Organization (WHO) called for development of new vaccines against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

German G20 presidency and World Health Organization (WHO) called for development of new vaccines against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

In response to an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Health, has now published the first ever global list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which currently pose the greatest threat to human health. Fighting antimicrobial resistance is a priority of Germany’s G20 Presidency.The list was dra...
09 March2017
BRICS Push Back Against EU, US on Drug Patents

BRICS Push Back Against EU, US on Drug Patents

BRICS member countries are likely to turn to the World Trade Organization in what is shaping up to be a dispute with the EU and US over pharmaceutical patents. In the past decade, BRICS countries – in addition to emerging markets like Kenya, South Korea, Cuba, Egypt and others – have aggressively pu...
08 March2017

Nice to meet you G7

On March 8, 2017 in Rome, “Nice To Meet You G7” kicked off a series of side events that will lead to the Transport Ministerial Meeting in Cagliari, where the relevant Ministers of Italy, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the USA as well as the European Commissioner for Transport will gather...
08 March2017

Closing the gender gap: a top priority for the Italian G7 Presidency

The issue of gender equality has recently assumed increasing importance for the G7. In 2015, for the first time, the German Presidency prioritized women’s economic empowerment as one of the key issues on the G7 Agenda. It also added a gender lens to many other issue areas, including food security, p...
07 March2017
AIIB Says No to Doing Business with Corrupt Bidders

AIIB Says No to Doing Business with Corrupt Bidders

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has taken another step towards solidifying its anti-corruption policies by voluntarily adopting the list of sanctioned firms and individuals under the Agreement for Mutual Enforcement of Debarment Decisions (AMEDD), effective March 1, 2017. This means ...
06 March2017
China to Push 'Sovereign' Internet Vision at BRICS Summit

China to Push 'Sovereign' Internet Vision at BRICS Summit

China has released a new white paper on its cyber strategy.China's paper underlined how many countries, such as China and Russia, are pushing the vision of "sovereign" nationally-administered and controlled cyberspace communities.Chinese officials said that as China hosts the BRICS Summit later this...
02 March2017
Working relationship between SRCIC and AIIB

Working relationship between SRCIC and AIIB

The meeting between the representatives of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC) was held at the AIIB headquarters in Beijing on 2 March 2017. The SRCIC delegation was headed by Chairman Lu. The AIIB contingent was led by Sir Danny Al...
01 March2017
BRICS summit dates under the Chinese presidency announced

BRICS summit dates under the Chinese presidency announced

Follow up the first BRICS Sherpa meeting it was announced that the 9th BRICS Summit will be held in Xiamen of Fujian province of China on September 3-5, 2017. Press-release at the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs web-site...
27 February2017

AIIB and Republic of Korea sign MOU to launch AIIB 2017 Annual Meeting

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB/the Bank) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on February 27, 2017 finalizing arrangements for the organization of the 2017 AIIB Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting is being co-hosted by the Bank and the Government...

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