G20 finance ministers and central bank governors issued this communiqué at the summit in Moscow on February 15 and 16, 2013. Major agreements from the discussions include refraining from devaluing their currencies devaluation and enforcing corporate tax laws.
This Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review article by Sevil Küçükkoşum examines talk of increasing economic integration between Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan that has prompted visions of a new “Middle East Union” to rival the EU.
Listen to Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times, explicate the lessons learned of the financial crisis, their implications, and prescriptions for the upcoming G20 Summit in London and beyond.
The good news on climate change is that the world wants to do something. The bad news is that none of these fine sentiments will matter unless a critical mass of countries unites around a real policy. Delegates from around the world will meet next month in Bali, supposedly to launch negotiations on a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol. In this Washington Post op-ed, Sebastian Mallaby argues that while people agree that action is essential, they disagree so fiercely on the details that action may prove impossible.
Philip Kazin, research director of the Baltic Research Center, a St. Petersburg-based think tank, says the agenda of the G-8 should focus on trade and energy issues, not on Russia's rollback of democracy.
The Charter entered into force on December 13, 1951 and established the Organization of American States. Twenty-one nations signed the agreement, "affirming their commitment to common goals and their respect for each nation's sovereignty." In 2011, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) was formed as a counter regional bloc.
The interactive Global Governance Monitor tracks, maps, and evaluates multilateral efforts to address today's global challenges.
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