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.
The Corona pandemic is a wake-up call for multilateralism. Only by acting in solidarity, by building up a stronger global immune system and by strengthening international cooperation can we overcome this threat to us all. Faced with this unprecedented challenge, we must all join forces to contain and counter it. [...]
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
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