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16 October2018
Members exchange experiences with implementing the Trade Facilitation Agreement

Members exchange experiences with implementing the Trade Facilitation Agreement

At the 9-11 October meeting of the Committee on Trade Facilitation, WTO members held discussions on their respective policies and experiences in enhancing the efficient movement of goods across borders in order to help each other fully implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Members also t...
13 October2018
Multilateral banks reaffirm pledge to support resilient, sustainable infrastructure

Multilateral banks reaffirm pledge to support resilient, sustainable infrastructure

The heads of the leading multilateral development banks (MDBs) meeting at the Global Infrastructure Forum 2018 (GI Forum) on 13 October 2018 reaffirmed their commitment to work together to deliver infrastructure that is resilient, inclusive, and sustainable.The important role of technology in this g...
12 October2018
International cooperation for sustainable development was discussed at the RANEPA

International cooperation for sustainable development was discussed at the RANEPA

On 11 October 2018, the International Conference “International Cooperation for Sustainable Development” was held at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). Participants discussed issues related to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development ...
12 October2018
AIIB promotes Sustainable Development Goals in new transport sector strategy

AIIB promotes Sustainable Development Goals in new transport sector strategy

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has released its Transport Sector Strategy (in English), which will guide the Bank’s infrastructure investments in the transport sector in Asia and beyond. The strategy outlines AIIB’s objective to finance sustainable and integrated transport systems t...
12 October2018
AIIB modernizes its policy to increase transparency

AIIB modernizes its policy to increase transparency

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Policy on Public Information (PPI) (in English) has been approved by its Board of Directors, enhancing the transparency and accountability of AIIB. The PPI replaces an interim policy adopted at the first meeting of the Board of Directors in January 2...
12 October2018
Fourth G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting under the Argentinian presidency

Fourth G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting under the Argentinian presidency

The fourth G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora took place on 11-12 October 2018 in Bali, Indonesia on the margins of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank annual meetings. The meeting was attended by heads of the in...
11 October2018
Three new members join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s International Advisory Panel

Three new members join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s International Advisory Panel

At its fifth meeting, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s International Advisory Panel (IAP) announced three new members. AIIB established the IAP to advise the President and senior management on development of the bank’s strategies, policies and operational approach. At this year’s meeting, ...
10 October2018
Leading international researchers gathered at the RANEPA for the third annual global governance conference to discuss G20 and BRICS achievements and priorities for the future

Leading international researchers gathered at the RANEPA for the third annual global governance conference to discuss G20 and BRICS achievements and priorities for the future

The Third International Conference “G20 and BRICS: Pursuing Multilateral Solutions to 21st Century Challenges?” was organized at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) on 10 October2018.The Conference was organized by the Center for International Inst...
09 October2018
J20: Supreme court presidents and judges from G20 countries to discuss judicial system challenges

J20: Supreme court presidents and judges from G20 countries to discuss judicial system challenges

The first meeting in the G20 history of the J20 under the Argentinian presidency in the fora started in Buenos Aires started on 9 October 2018. The meeting brought together supreme court heads and international judges from over 20 countries, including guest countries - Chile, Jamaica, the Netherland...
09 October2018
G20 prepares anti-corruption action plan

G20 prepares anti-corruption action plan

The G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG) third last meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held at the OECD headquarters in Paris on 8-9 October 2018. The meeting was attended by officials from member and guest countries, and representatives from international organizations as ...
04 October2018
Business Women Leaders Task Force meets in Buenos Aires

Business Women Leaders Task Force meets in Buenos Aires

The first meeting of the G20 Business Women Leaders Task Force (BWLTF) in the G20 history under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in Casa Rosada, the seat of the Argentine government on 3 October 2018. This year the BWLTF is chaired by Clarisa Estol, Argentine Secretary for Investment ...
04 October2018
G20 discussed global health policies in Mar del Plata

G20 discussed global health policies in Mar del Plata

The G20 Health Ministerial meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in Mar del Plata on 4 October 2018. The meeting was attended by over 30 heads of delegations from G20 member countries, guest countries and international organizations. The meeting was chaired by Argentine Secre...
02 October2018
G20 reaffirms importance of early childhood development

G20 reaffirms importance of early childhood development

The G20 Development Working Group (DWG) submitted recommendations for the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, key to breaking the cycle of structural poverty and inequality.Early childhood is one of the most important stages in human life: it is key for every child’s development, future well-being a...
02 October2018
Over 800 women from around the world take part in the W20 Summit in Buenos Aires

Over 800 women from around the world take part in the W20 Summit in Buenos Aires

The Women 20 summit under the Argentinian presidency in the G20 started on 1 October 2018 in Buenos Aires. The summit will continue till Wednesday and conclude with the communique`s adoption and its presentation to Argentina’s President, Mauricio Macri. Over 800 women from around the world are takin...
01 October2018
ASEAN, UN move forward in achieving Vision 2025 and SDGs

ASEAN, UN move forward in achieving Vision 2025 and SDGs

ASEAN and the United Nations (UN) reaffirmed the importance of further strengthening their Comprehensive Partnership towards the fulfilment of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the ASEAN-UN Ministerial Meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York, the Un...
28 September2018
AIIB’s first on-lending facility supports renewable energy projects in Turkey

AIIB’s first on-lending facility supports renewable energy projects in Turkey

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Directors has approved a loan of up to USD200 million to the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB), backed by a guarantee from the Government of Turkey. The loan will support long-term financing, primarily for renewable energy and ene...
28 September2018
Rural population of Andhra Pradesh, India to benefit from new AIIB investment

Rural population of Andhra Pradesh, India to benefit from new AIIB investment

More than two million people living in rural areas of Andhra Pradesh, India, stand to benefit from an improved road network connecting them with markets, schools and other services after approval was provided by the Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for a USD455-m...
28 September2018
AIIB helps bring improved sanitation services to rural Egypt

AIIB helps bring improved sanitation services to rural Egypt

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Directors approved its first sovereign loan to the Egyptian government for USD300 million to improve rural sanitation services for 892,000 people in 178,000 rural households in selected governorates in the country.Under the program, AIIB wil...
27 September2018
Schools around the world will soon be able to replicate Model G20

Schools around the world will soon be able to replicate Model G20

The Educ.ar portal of Argentina’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology offers a series of open educational resources to replicate Model G20.The goal of Model G20 is for students to learn about how the G20 works through first-hand experience. The simulations foster student involveme...
27 September2018
BRICS Foreign Ministers’ meeting was held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly

BRICS Foreign Ministers’ meeting was held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly

The BRICS Foreign Ministers meeting under the South African presidency in the fora was held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on 27 September 2018. The Russian delegation was leaded by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The participants discussed a wide range of international agenda issues, i...
27 September2018
G20 Development Working Group prepares documents for consideration at the Leaders’ Summit

G20 Development Working Group prepares documents for consideration at the Leaders’ Summit

The third meeting of the G20 Development Working Group (DWG) under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in Buenos Aires on 27-28 September 2018. The event was attended by delegates of G20 member countries, guest countries and international organizations. The discussion focused on early ch...
27 September2018
Andrey Shelepov, Researcher at the RANEPA CIIR participated in the roundtable “De-dollarization: will Russia be able to give up dollar?”

Andrey Shelepov, Researcher at the RANEPA CIIR participated in the roundtable “De-dollarization: will Russia be able to give up dollar?”

The roundtable “De-dollarization: will Russia be able to give up dollar?” was organized at RIA Novosti on 27 September 2018. The roundtable was attended by Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Vladimir Dmitriev; Head of the “Stock Markets and Financial Eng...
26 September2018
Experts summed up results of the first decade of BRICS cooperation and discussed further perspectives of the fora at the RANEPA

Experts summed up results of the first decade of BRICS cooperation and discussed further perspectives of the fora at the RANEPA

The Roundtable under the theme “The First Decade of BRICS Cooperation: Outcomes of the South African Presidency and Perspective of Future Cooperation” was held at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) on 26 September 2018. The event was organized by ...
21 September2018
G7 Energy Ministers’ meeting under the Canadian presidency

G7 Energy Ministers’ meeting under the Canadian presidency

The G7 Energy Ministers’ meeting under the Canadian presidency in the fora was held in Halifax on 21 September 2018. The meeting was attended by representatives from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Union. The meeting revolved ...
20 September2018
G7 Ministers discussed healthy oceans, seas and resilient communities

G7 Ministers discussed healthy oceans, seas and resilient communities

Under the auspices of Canada’s 2018 G7 Presidency, the G7 Ministers of Environment, Oceans, and Energy were joined by representatives from Jamaica, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Norway, Seychelles, and Vietnam as well as leaders from international organizations, industry and youth in discussions h...
20 September2018
G20 to discuss steel excess capacity in global markets

G20 to discuss steel excess capacity in global markets

The G20 Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity ministerial meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held at the headquarters of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris on 20 September 2018. The meeting brought together senior officials from 33 G20 mem...
19 September2018
NDB Board of Directors approves three projects in India and Russia

NDB Board of Directors approves three projects in India and Russia

On 18 September 2018, the 16th Meeting of the Board of Directors (Board) of the New Development Bank was held in Shanghai. At the Meeting, the Board approved three infrastructure and sustainable development projects in India and Russia with loans aggregating USD 825 million.The NDB will provide a lo...
19 September2018
G7 Environment Ministers’ meeting under the Canadian presidency

G7 Environment Ministers’ meeting under the Canadian presidency

The G7 Environment Ministers’ meeting under the Canadian presidency in the fora was held in Halifax on 19 September 2018. The representatives from Jamaica, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Norway, Seychelles, and Vietnam as well as other leaders from international organizations, industry and youth al...
18 September2018
T20 presents its recommendations to President Mauricio Macri

T20 presents its recommendations to President Mauricio Macri

The Summit of the Think 20 (T20), the G20 engagement group representing the academic community, was held in Buenos Aires on 16-18 September 2018. Argentine President Mauricio Macri attended the opening and was presented with the group’s policy recommendations. The T20 communiqué (in English) is the ...
18 September2018
4th BRICS Communication Ministers meeting

4th BRICS Communication Ministers meeting

The 4th BRICS Communication Ministers meeting under the South African presidency in the fora was held in Durban on 15 September 2018. The meeting concluded with the Declaration adoption (in English). Ministers acknowledged the significant impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will have on curre...
14 September2018
G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial meeting was held under the Argentinian presidency

G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial meeting was held under the Argentinian presidency

The G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial meeting under the Argentinian presidency was held in Mar del Plata on 14 September 2018. The meeting concluded with the Statement`s adoption (in English). The statement calls on keeping markets open, addressing economic development and reinvigorating the inte...
12 September2018
G20 Trade and Investment Working Group second meeting under the Argentine presidency

G20 Trade and Investment Working Group second meeting under the Argentine presidency

The second meeting of the G20 Trade and Investment Working Group under the Argentine presidency in the fora was held in Mar del Plata, in the Argentine province of Buenos Aires on the eve of the ministerial meeting. The meeting was attended by experts from G20 member and guest countries, together wi...
06 September2018
G20 education and employment ministers adopted joint declaration

G20 education and employment ministers adopted joint declaration

The G20 Education and Employment Ministerial meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in Mendoza, in western Argentina on 6 September 2018. The final declaration of the meeting (in English) stresses the importance of creating coordinated employment and education policies to addr...
05 September2018
G20 Education Ministers meeting under the Argentinian presidency

G20 Education Ministers meeting under the Argentinian presidency

The G20 Education Ministerial meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in Mendoza, in western Argentina on 5 September 2018. The meeting was held for the first time in the history of the G20. The meeting was attended by delegates from the G20 member countries as well as internat...
29 August2018
Dr. Marina Larionova, Head of the RANEPA Center for International Institutions Research told the participants of BRICS School about BRICS` role in the system of global governance and international institutions

Dr. Marina Larionova, Head of the RANEPA Center for International Institutions Research told the participants of BRICS School about BRICS` role in the system of global governance and international institutions

Prof. Marina Larionova, Dr. in Political Science, Head of the Center for International Institutions Research (CIIR) at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) made a presentation for the participants of the scientific and educational program “BRICS Int...
29 August2018
Interface between the ASEAN CPR and AIIB

Interface between the ASEAN CPR and AIIB

The Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) met the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Jin Liqun on 29 August 2018 at the ASEAN Secretariat. Both sides discussed possible avenues of cooperation on infrastructure-related i...
28 August2018
Second meeting of the Climate Sustainability Working Group (CSWG) under the Argentinian presidency in the fora

Second meeting of the Climate Sustainability Working Group (CSWG) under the Argentinian presidency in the fora

The second meeting of the G20 Climate Sustainability Working Group (CSWG) under the Argentinian presidency in the fora started in the north-eastern Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú, Misiones. The meeting is attended by representatives from G20 member countries, guest countries, international organiza...
27 August2018
AIIB opens public consultation on Draft Sustainable Cities Strategy

AIIB opens public consultation on Draft Sustainable Cities Strategy

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has opened public consultations on the draft of its Sustainable Cities Strategy (in English). The Strategy outlines AIIB’s vision of realizing economically, environmentally and socially sustainable Asian cities that are green, resilient, efficient, acc...
24 August2018
BRICS Bank Opens up Financing to Non-Member Countries

BRICS Bank Opens up Financing to Non-Member Countries

The New Development Bank (NDB), a financial institution created by the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is now available to finance non-member countries, becoming a source of funding for public-private projects. The issue was addressed at the latest BRIC summit in Joh...
24 August2018
The G20 confirms the importance of the digital economy for global development

The G20 confirms the importance of the digital economy for global development

At the G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting in Salta, in the north-west of Argentina, G20 ministers and senior officials issued a declaration (in English) that reflects the G20’s commitment towards promoting “policies and actions that catalyze digital transformations.”The declaration emphasizes: ...
23 August2018
G20 digital economy officials discuss inclusive development in Salta

G20 digital economy officials discuss inclusive development in Salta

The G20 Digital Economy Ministerial meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in the province of Salta, in the north-west of Argentina on 23-24 August 2018. Chaired by Andrés Ibarra, Argentine Minister of Modernization, and Lino Barañao, Argentine Minister for Science, Technology...
16 August2018
Project and loan agreements for Luoyang metro project signed in Zhengzhou, China

Project and loan agreements for Luoyang metro project signed in Zhengzhou, China

On 16 August 2018, Project and Loan Agreements for the New Development Bank’s Luoyang Metro Project were signed in Zhengzhou, the capital city of Henan Province, China. According to the Agreements, the Bank will provide a USD 300 million sovereign project loan to the People’s Republic of China to be...
15 August2018
The B20 brings together business leaders, government ministers and provincial governors in the Patagonian province of Neuquén

The B20 brings together business leaders, government ministers and provincial governors in the Patagonian province of Neuquén

The B20 brings together business leaders, government ministers and provincial governors in the Patagonian province of NeuquénThe fifth edition of the B20 Business Leaders Forum under the Argentinian G20 presidency was organized in the province of Neuquén, in northern Patagonia.The Forum was attended...
14 August2018
Young leaders from around the world take part in the Y20 Summit in Córdoba

Young leaders from around the world take part in the Y20 Summit in Córdoba

The 2018 Youth 20 Summit began today in the city of Córdoba in central Argentina, under the slogan “Shaking the present, building the future.” The Youth 20 or Y20 is the engagement group that brings together young leaders from G20 member countries. Over 80 delegates aged between 18 and 30 are taking...
10 August2018
WTOI suggests trade momentum softening further in third quarter of 2018

WTOI suggests trade momentum softening further in third quarter of 2018

Trade expansion will likely slow further in the third quarter of 2018 according to the WTO’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) released on 9 August. The most recent WTOI reading of 100.3 is below the previous value of 101.8 and just above the baseline value of 100 for the index, signalling...
08 August2018
Rural women’s inclusion: W20 main recommendations for G20 Leaders

Rural women’s inclusion: W20 main recommendations for G20 Leaders

Women 20 (W20), G20 engagement group that works for women’s full economic development, concluded its work regarding the inclusion of rural women in Salta on 3 August 2018.The meeting was held as part of the W20’s international dialogue with the aim of addressing the last of the focus topics: the inc...
08 August2018
Students from Buenos Aires City take part in a new Model G20 exercise

Students from Buenos Aires City take part in a new Model G20 exercise

Today, teachers and students from High School No. 5 “María de los Remedios Escalada de San Martín”, in the city of Buenos Aires, took part in a new Model G20 exercise to experience first-hand the dynamics of the G20.Organized by the Argentine G20 presidency, Argentina’s Ministry of Education and the...
07 August2018
The C20 presents its recommendations to President Mauricio Macri

The C20 presents its recommendations to President Mauricio Macri

The Civil 20 summit under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in Buenos Aires on 6-7 August 2018. Argentine President Mauricio Macri attended the opening session, where he received a document with recommended policies.The 42-page document (in English) is the result of a process of severa...
06 August2018
G20 Members¹ Compliance Hits Peak of 85%

G20 Members¹ Compliance Hits Peak of 85%

G20 members have complied at a rate of 85% with 17 priority commitments made at last year¹s Hamburg Summit, according to the 2017 G20 Hamburg Summit Interim Compliance Report (in English) just released by the G20 Research Group. This surpasses the 83% score of compliance with the first G20 leaders¹ ...
03 August2018
New Development Bank receives AA+ credit rating from Fitch

New Development Bank receives AA+ credit rating from Fitch

Fitch Ratings (“Fitch”) announced it has assigned New Development Bank (NDB) a long-term issuer default rating (IDR) of ‘AA+’ with a stable outlook and a short-term IDR of ‘F1+’.In its press release Fitch stated, NDB’s AA+ credit rating is driven by the intrinsic features of the Bank. Fitch consider...
31 July2018
WTO issues 2018 editions of its flagship statistical publications

WTO issues 2018 editions of its flagship statistical publications

The WTO issued today (30 July) the latest editions of its annual statistical publications: World Trade Statistical Review, Trade Profiles and World Tariff Profiles.World Trade Statistical Review 2018 looks into the latest trends in global trade, with an in-depth analysis of what is being traded in g...
31 July2018
Digital Economy Task Force prepares recommendations on inclusive development

Digital Economy Task Force prepares recommendations on inclusive development

The second meeting of the G20 Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in Buenos Aires on 31 July – 1 August 2018. The representatives from G20 member and guest countries, together with officials from international organizations, discussed issues relate...
30 July2018
The Economist article is premises on the RANEPA CIIR and University of Toronto BRICS research outcomes

The Economist article is premises on the RANEPA CIIR and University of Toronto BRICS research outcomes

In the new article published by The Economist journal and devoted to BRICS achievements and future prospects (in English), the authors apply the RANEPA CIIR and University of Toronto BRICS research outcomes on compliance with summits` commitments. According to the research, the BRICS members of Braz...
30 July2018
BRICS Memorandum of Understanding on the Regional Aviation Partnership Cooperation was signed

BRICS Memorandum of Understanding on the Regional Aviation Partnership Cooperation was signed

BRICS Memorandum of Understanding on the Regional Aviation Partnership Cooperation was signed on the sidelines of the leaders` summit in Johannesburg on 26-27 July 2018. From the Russian side the document was signed by Minister of Transport Evgeny Ditrich. Among the areas of cooperation indicated in...
30 July2018
G20 B20 Digital Economy Summit

G20 B20 Digital Economy Summit

The Digital Economy Summit under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was organized by the B20 and G20 in Buenos Aires on 30 July 2018. The meeting aimed to contribute to the strengthening of a global digital agenda for development by gathering representatives of the public and private sectors to ...
30 July2018
G20 Agriculture Ministers adopted declaration

G20 Agriculture Ministers adopted declaration

The G20 Agriculture Ministers meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in Buenos Aires on 28 July 2018. The meeting concluded with adoption of the Declaration (in English). G20 agriculture ministers committed to “work collaboratively toward our goals of ending hunger and promoti...
27 July2018
10th BRICS summit was held in South Africa

10th BRICS summit was held in South Africa

The 10th commemorative BRICS summit under the South African presidency in the fora was held in Johannesburg on 26-27 July 2018. The summit was attended by President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, President of Brazil Michel Temer, President of China Xi Jinping an...
27 July2018
RANEPA CIIR Researcher Andrey Shelepov shared with RT Arabic и RTVi TV channels BRICS achievements and perspectives

RANEPA CIIR Researcher Andrey Shelepov shared with RT Arabic и RTVi TV channels BRICS achievements and perspectives

On the occasion of the BRICS leaders` summit in Johannesburg RANEPA CIIR Researcher Andrey Shelepov shared with RT Arabic (in Arabian) и RTVi (in Russian) TV channels BRICS achievements and perspectives. Andrey Shelepov emphasized that during the years of its existence BRICS gained significant resul...
27 July2018
G20 ministerial meetings on agriculture

G20 ministerial meetings on agriculture

The second G20 Agriculture Deputies meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in Buenos Aires on 26-27 July 2018. The meeting was also attended by senior officials from guest countries and 11 international organizations. The participants discussed the comprehensive and responsibl...
27 July2018
NDB President meets President of South Africa in Johannesburg

NDB President meets President of South Africa in Johannesburg

On 26 July 2018, Mr. K.V. Kamath, the President of the New Development Bank had a meeting with Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of the Republic of South Africa. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 10th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.During the conversation, Mr. K.V. Kamath a...
26 July2018
Kazakhstan to host WTO’s next Ministerial Conference

Kazakhstan to host WTO’s next Ministerial Conference

WTO members have accepted Kazakhstan’s invitation to host, in Astana, the organization’s Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12) to be held in 2020. The decision was taken by consensus at the General Council meeting on 26 July 2018 and marks the first time a Ministerial Conference is to be organized i...
26 July2018
AIIB welcomes HK contribution of USD10 million to help low-income countries in Asia

AIIB welcomes HK contribution of USD10 million to help low-income countries in Asia

Hong Kong, China will contribute USD10 million to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Project Preparation Special Fund, according to AIIB President Jin Liqun and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Chief Executive Carrie Lam. The fund provides grant support to low-income me...
26 July2018
NDB President reports to BRICS leaders on the Bank’s progress at summit in Johannesburg, South Africa

NDB President reports to BRICS leaders on the Bank’s progress at summit in Johannesburg, South Africa

On 26 July 2018, Mr. K.V. Kamath, the President of the New Development Bank met with the Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa during the 10th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.During the meeting, Mr. K.V. Kamath delivered an update on the progress of the NDB and received...
26 July2018
NDB President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil sign agreement on the hosting of the Bank’s Americas regional office in São Paulo

NDB President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil sign agreement on the hosting of the Bank’s Americas regional office in São Paulo

New Development Bank and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil signed today an Agreement on the Hosting of the New Development Bank Americas Regional Office (ARO) in the Federative Republic of Brazil. The Agreement was signed in Shanghai by Mr. K.V. Kamath, the NDB President, Mr. Aloys...
25 July2018
S20 issues recommendations for a sustainable food future

S20 issues recommendations for a sustainable food future

The S20 engagement group representing the scientific community brought together over 200 scientists from G20 member countries in the city of Rosario, Argentina. Argentine Minister of Science, Technology and Innovative Production, Lino Barañao, attended the summit’s close.The Science 20 (S20) Summit ...
24 July2018
BRICS Compliance Dips Slightly

BRICS Compliance Dips Slightly

The BRICS members of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa kept the promises they made at last year¹s 2017 Xiamen Summit at a rate of 79%, according to the BRICS Research Group. This rate is lower than their compliance of 89% for the commitments made at the 2016 Goa Summit, but higher than t...
23 July2018
Third G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors under the Argentinian presidency

Third G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors under the Argentinian presidency

Third G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in Buenos Aires on 21-2 July 2018. The event was attended by 23 finance ministers, 14 central bank governors and 10 representatives from international organizations, including Chri...
23 July2018
NDB and BRICS Business Council co-host business breakfast in Durban in the run-up to BRICS summit in South Africa

NDB and BRICS Business Council co-host business breakfast in Durban in the run-up to BRICS summit in South Africa

On 23 July 2018, the New Development Bank (NDB) and BRICS Business Council (BBC) co-hosted a Business Breakfast in Durban, South Africa. Participating in the event was Mr. Sihle Zikalala, the Acting Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, members of the Bank’s management, heads and member...
23 July2018
NDB Board of Directors approves two projects in South Africa and China both with loans aggregating USD 600 million

NDB Board of Directors approves two projects in South Africa and China both with loans aggregating USD 600 million

On 20 July 2018, the Board of Directors (BoD) of the New Development Bank approved two infrastructure and sustainable development projects in South Africa and China, with both loans aggregating USD 600 million.NDB will provide a loan of USD 300 million without sovereign guarantee to the Development ...
20 July2018
BRICS health ministers meeting under the SA presidency

BRICS health ministers meeting under the SA presidency

The 8th BRICS Health Ministers meeting under the South African presidency in the fora was held in Durban on 20 July 2018.Five key issues were the point of discussion, including included tuberculosis (TB), universal health coverage, non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases as well as the impl...
12 July2018
G20 Development Working Group meeting was held in Tucumán

G20 Development Working Group meeting was held in Tucumán

The second G20 Development Working Group meeting under the Argentinian presidency in the fora was held in Tucumán. The Argentine G20 Sherpa, Pedro Villagra Delgado, attended the opening.Over the two-day meeting, representatives from G20 member and guest countries, as well as experts from internation...
11 July2018
A portal to connect BRICS member states projects launched

A portal to connect BRICS member states projects launched

A new project portal which seeks to create connectivity amongst BRICS member states projects was launched in Johannesburg today. The portal aims to act as a vehicle for project owners to meet with potential funders and sponsors. This initiative was launched by the BRICS Business Council Infrastructu...
10 July2018
BRICS education ministers sign deal to tackle challenges

BRICS education ministers sign deal to tackle challenges

BRICS Ministers of Education yesterday signed a declaration (in English) to address 21st century challenges and opportunities regarding the Fourth Industrial Revolution.Hosted by the Department of Higher Education and Training, the theme for this year’s meeting was, “Deepening BRICS Education Partne...
10 July2018
BRICS International School

BRICS International School

On August 27-31, 2018 Moscow will host BRICS International School, organized by the Russian National Committee on BRICS Research together with the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.«BRICS International School» is a unique scientific and educational program for training young specialists in t...
10 July2018
AIIB to transition to new model for project approvals

AIIB to transition to new model for project approvals

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Directors has approved a new governance model that will strengthen its role in establishing the policies and strategies of the bank and its ability to hold the President accountable for the management of AIIB. It will also delegate authority...
09 July2018
Business Women Leaders Task Force begins official activities

Business Women Leaders Task Force begins official activities

The G20 Business Women Leaders Task Force (BWLT) began its official activities on 9 July 2018 at a meeting in the Argentine embassy in London. Representatives from G20 member countries and guest experts examined ways to increase women’s participation in the economy.Created at the G20 Hamburg Summit ...
04 July2018
BRICS industry ministers under the SA presidency

BRICS industry ministers under the SA presidency

Industry Ministers from BRICS countries on Wednesday signed a declaration (in English) on the implementation of the Digital Industrial Revolution (DIR).The Ministers met on Wednesday at the Africa Pride Mount Grace Hotel, in Magaliesburg, for the third BRICS Industry Ministers’ meeting. Briefing the...
04 July2018
Second BRICS governance seminar held in Johannesburg

Second BRICS governance seminar held in Johannesburg

The BRICS Seminar on Governance is being held in Johannesburg, South Africa, aimed at promoting the institutionalization of BRICS experiences in governance, and expand exchange and cooperation. It’s part of the second Golden Decade of BRICS cooperation.Delegates attending the meeting hope to share e...
04 July2018
W20 held its roundtable on financial inclusion in Saudi Arabia

W20 held its roundtable on financial inclusion in Saudi Arabia

Women 20 held its third roundtable with more than 40 people, including delegates, experts and special guests, who addressed the main topics of the agenda of financial inclusion for women.The activity, supported by the British Bank of Saudi Arabia (SABB), was carried out in Riyadh where the key point...
03 July2018
AIIB Approves $250M to Modernize, Rehabilitate Irrigation in Indonesia

AIIB Approves $250M to Modernize, Rehabilitate Irrigation in Indonesia

The Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a USD250 million loan to improve irrigation services and management accountability in Indonesia. The project, cofinanced with the World Bank, aims to rehabilitate, revitalize and modernize water resources and irri...
29 June2018
Model G20: Local state school students recreate the G20

Model G20: Local state school students recreate the G20

High school students simulate major G20 debates as part of an initiative to bring the G20 to classrooms across the country. Today the Leaders’ Summit took place in a school in Chacarita, in the city of Buenos Aires.The second Model G20 exercise started today in the city of Buenos Aires, a way for hi...
27 June2018
AIIB Approves First Loan in Turkey; USD600M Investment to Improve Gas Supply

AIIB Approves First Loan in Turkey; USD600M Investment to Improve Gas Supply

The Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a USD600-million loan to increase the reliability and security of Turkey’s gas supply. The project, cofinanced with the World Bank, is AIIB’s first project to be financed in Turkey. The project will raise the capa...
26 June2018
AIIB Approves Lebanon Membership

AIIB Approves Lebanon Membership

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Governors has approved a new membership application from the Republic of Lebanon, bringing AIIB’s total approved membership to 87. Lebanon will officially join AIIB as a regional member once it completes the required domestic processes and d...
26 June2018
Luxembourg to Host 2019 AIIB Annual Meeting

Luxembourg to Host 2019 AIIB Annual Meeting

The Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced today that the Fourth AIIB Annual Meeting will be held in Luxembourg in July 2019.Luxembourg is a founding member of AIIB as well as a leading international financial center and a facilitator of investments between E...
25 June2018
AIIB Investment to Attract Private Capital, Help Indian Infrastructure Development

AIIB Investment to Attract Private Capital, Help Indian Infrastructure Development

The Board of Directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved an equity investment of USD 100 million in India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund’s (NIIF) Fund of Funds as Phase I for the NIIF Fund of Funds initial closing. AIIB is considering a further investment...
25 June2018
AIIB and IsDB Group Join Forces to Grow Sustainable Infrastructure

AIIB and IsDB Group Join Forces to Grow Sustainable Infrastructure

For the first time, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a framework for strategic cooperation, including actively seeking to co- finance projects in common areas of operations...
20 June2018
BRICS consultative meeting on the Middle East and North Africa under the South African presidency

BRICS consultative meeting on the Middle East and North Africa under the South African presidency

On 20 June 2018, the fourth BRICS consultative meeting on the Middle East and North Africa took place in the capital of South Africa, Pretoria. The meeting was attended by Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy...
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...
31 May2018

The OECD Ministers adopted new Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct

On 31 May 2018, the OECD Members at the Ministerial Council meeting adopted new Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct (in English). Businesses can play a major role in contributing to economic, environmental and social progress, especially when they minimise the adverse impacts of ...
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 ...

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