The picture shows the Foreign Ministers of Canada, Ghana, Chile, France, Germany, Mexico and Singapore as well as a moderator sitting in a row to chair a ministerial meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York. Parts of the audience can be seen from the back.
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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.

Compilation of pictures of each speaker at the Ministerial Meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism on September 25, 2020

LATEST: Ministerial meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism (25 September 2020)

The Alliance met at ministerial level on the occasion of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2020, one year after the presentation of the Alliance for Multilateralism during the ministerial week of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly on 26 September 2019.

Participants highlighted their determination to contribute to “building back better” the world and multilateral institutions following the COVID-19 crisis and focused on four areas: Climate, health, digital technology and gender equality.

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Portrait of the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian

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
Portrait of German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas

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


Joint Video of the Foreign Ministers of Ghana, Chile, Canada, Germany and France
Video by the French Foreign Ministry on the Ministerial Meeting in NY
Global conflicts, combating climate change, digital challenges, coping with the pandemic: they can only by mastered together. #MultilateralismMatters