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.

Declaration of Principles

Bundesminister Maas 46. Menschenrechtsrates

PAST: Back in Geneva: New Frontiers for Human Rights. Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Ministerial Meeting in Geneva (24 February 2021)

For the second time, the Alliance for Multilateralism convened in the margins of the High Level Segment of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The virtual meeting looked into new challenges for human rights (digital issues and climate change) and preparedness and response to health crisis, taking into account the gender dimension. This was an opportunity for the participants to present their initiatives and contributions to “build back better” after the Covid-19 crisis.

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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