The Alliance for Multilateralism
At a time when key principles of the rules-based international order and essential instruments of international cooperation are challenged, the Alliance for Multilateralism aims at bringing together those who believe that strong and effective multilateral cooperation, based on the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, international law and justice, are indispensable foundations to secure peace, stability and prosperity and who want to join hands to act along this endeavor.
We confirm our conviction that the major challenges of our time, by their nature and global scope, cannot be addressed by countries separately but must be tackled jointly – and that such a rules-based multilateral cooperation is also a key guarantee for the sovereign equality of states as epitomized in the United Nations General Assembly.
PAST: Alliance for Multilateralism: Sustainable food systems, central to our common agenda: climate, health, environment, and the fight against inequalities
(13 November 2021, 10:15-11:15 a.m. CET)
The transition to healthier, more sustainable, and more resilient food systems is central to achieving our common agenda and building back better after the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the United Nations Food Systems Summit held on 23 and 24 September 2021, this meeting, co-hosted by ministers Maas and Le Drian, will highlight the interactions between agricultural and food challenges on the one hand and environmental, health, nutrition, and inequalities challenges on the other.
Multilateralism is not a dogma; it’s not an ideology. It’s an effective method, and it’s a method that works. It’s up to us to focus on evidence-based multilateralism.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian
Multilateralism remains our path in Europe. We will continue to be team players – and that is what we bring to the table.German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas