Meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism – 24 February 2021
French and German Foreign Ministers are at the initiative of an Alliance for Multilateralism Ministerial meeting scheduled in the margins of the High-Level HRC segment. The meeting will cover the following topics:
- Cyberspace and climate change
- New challenges for human rights
- Preparing for and responding to health crises.
The meeting will also focus on gender-related issues. Alliance members will also present initiatives and contributions to ‘rebuild for a better world’ following the Covid-19 crisis. Watch it below:
Demonstrate the importance of multilateralism
At a time when the multilateral order based on the respect of international law is weakened, we believe that leaders should express their support and come together to show the importance of multilateralism.
The Alliance for Multilateralism, launched on 2 April 2019 by the French and German Foreign Ministers, is an informal alliance of countries that are convinced that multilateralism founded on respect for international law is the only reliable guarantee for international stability and peace and that the challenges we are facing can only be solved through cooperation. It aims to bring together willing partners who can express themselves and take action.
The initiative is organized around three goals:
- 1) compensating for the insufficient involvement of States and defending fundamental standards;
- 2) reforming and modernizing the international institutions compared with the status quo;
- 3) driving strong initiatives, particularly where governance is absent or insufficient.
The Alliance’s objectives
The Alliance attracts a growing number of participants, bringing together partners from around the world who have a common interest in a multilateral order founded on respect for international law.
The Alliance aims to take action and maximize the support for concrete thematic initiatives:
- 1. A Call for action to bolster respect for international humanitarian law
- 2. The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace
- 3. The Information and Democracy Partnership
- 4. The Gender at the centre Initiative
- 5. The Climate and Security Initiative
- 6. 11 Principles on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS)
Our continuous efforts, an agenda
Achieving the goals the Alliance has set for itself requires continuous efforts. New initiatives and events continue to emerge in relation to the main themes covered by the Alliance: human rights, international humanitarian law, cyberspace, technologies of the future, disarmament and arms control, global public goods and the strengthening of international institutions.
Key dates :
- 12 November 2020: In the framework of the Paris Peace Forum, the Alliance for Multilateralism presents its work on strengthening the multilateral health architecture (launch of One Health High-Level Expert Council) and on fighting against infodemics.
- 25 September 2020: The Alliance met at ministerial level on the occasion of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly – France and Germany organized an “Alliance for Multilateralism” event alongside Canada, Mexico, Chile, Singapore and Ghana. The event was an opportunity to show how the Alliance was attracting an increasing number of States, one year after its presentation to the 74th session of the UNGA. Read the press release.
- 16 April 2020: COVID-19, joint Declaration of the Alliance for Multilateralism – « The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call for multilateralism… The fight against this global pandemic, which is taking so many lives and challenging our societies, requires more and enhanced international cooperation and worldwide solidarity.
View the complete agenda
For more information, visit The Alliance for Multilateralism’s website.
Updated: November 2020