We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Multilateral Quotes from Gita Gopinath, Julia Gillard, Barry Gardiner, Urjit Patel, Antonio Guterres. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
There is a need for greater multilateral cooperation to resolve trade conflicts, to address climate change and risks from cybersecurity, and to improve the effectiveness of international taxation.
To help resolve conflicts, the rules-based multilateral trading system should be strengthened and modernized to encompass areas such as digital services, subsidies, and technology transfer.
Getting more girls a good education requires an approach that harnesses the collective efforts of developing nations, donor nations, multilateral organizations, NGOs, private-sector institutions.
It appears that President Trump wishes to disrupt the global multilateral trading system as much as possible.
I think India’s policy that the openness of trade should be carried through a multilateral process is the right one.
I’m not a multilateralist against anybody. I’m a multilateralist because I believe in a multilateral order.
There needs to be some regime that is overseeing access to broadband to make sure we have openess; otherwise, there is a risk it won’t be open anymore. We spent quite a bit of time with Verizon policy people in addition to participating in a multilateral discussion with the Federal Communications Commission.
For a small country like Norway, it’s important for our ability to trade and to invest across borders that we have fair trade and that we have multilateral trade systems, also.
I think that all countries that participate in multilateral institutions see the institutions as a way of advancing what they view as their national interests and they see in many cases multi-lateral institution as the best way to do that.
The world expects India to be one of the leaders in solving the problems of politics and economics. India sits at the high table in most major multilateral deliberations. What India says is heard with attention and seriousness.
Continued public and private sector partnership with multilateral and bilateral organizations to support policies that encourage the proliferation of broadband access is essential if Afghanistan is to see the kind of social and economic progress its people deserve.
I have long witnessed the enormous contribution Britain makes around the world, with our impact through multilateral as well as through our bilateral engagement.
We must focus much more on developing countries’ own policies and priorities, and increase policy and operational coherence between national, regional and multilateral actors.
I do not support a North American Union. I disagree fundamentally with that, and I think the United States should be governing itself and not being governed by multilateral unions, the United Nations.
And we’ve become very doubtful of our information sources, because they’re all controlled by these huge multilateral corporations.
Changing the DNA of a large, multilateral organization such as the United Nations to deal effectively with modern threats is not easy. Indeed, when the United Nations was created in the wake of World War II, threats came almost exclusively from one state carrying out acts of aggression against another.
There is a danger for Britain as we perceive ourselves, or as we are – less wealthy, facing economic austerity – that we essentially draw back. I think there is a recoil in parts of the country, and in parts of the government actually, from the multilateral system, and I think that’s dangerous and wrong.
I’m a career diplomat. I spent 30 years as a diplomat, out of which seven years as foreign minister. I’ve always believed in the United Nations as a centre of multilateralism and multilateral diplomacy.
Like Canada, we very much wanted the United Nations to be a relevant and effective body. But once those efforts failed, we no longer saw things from a multilateral perspective. For us, now, it is much more basic than that. It is about family.
I want to move to a world of no nuclear weapons but I want to do that through multilateral disarmament so that we all disarm together.
If multilateral institutions cannot bring about peace and the rule of law because of the vested interests of their members, then both national democracy and global governance will continue to be rocked by crises.
As a country that does not belong to any power bloc, India cannot afford to put itself in the position of needing multilateral support – a trap into which even developed countries, like Portugal and Spain, have fallen.
In an era of global value chains, worldwide sourcing and the never-ending search for new markets, we must be careful to avoid the proliferation of regional standards. A multilateral approach holds wider benefits for more actors.
On big issues like war in Iraq, but in many other issues they simply must be multilateral. There’s no other way around. You have the instances like the global warming convention, the Kyoto protocol, when the U.S. went its own way.
The notion that the U.S. can impose its will unilaterally on the World Bank reflects a fundamental misunderstanding about how multilateral organizations should work.
WTO is the only multilateral system in which developed and developing countries sit together at par.
While free trade purists have always rejected regional and plurilateral trading arrangements, the WTO’s charter chose to be pragmatic and regarded RTAs and FTAs as building blocks of, rather than barriers to, the multilateral trading system.
I am a multilateralist. I am deeply convinced that there is no other way to deal with global challenges than with global responses, and organised in a multilateral way.
The IMF and other multilateral institutions do not appear to have prevented nations from manipulating the value of their own currencies.
The United Nations, and the way we approach collective security, must be adapted to changing circumstances. The United Nations is our prime instrument for effective multilateral solutions and a rule-based international order.
The European Union will continue to fully support multilateral global governance based on international law, human rights, and strong international institutions.
The United Nations should serve as a forum to address our common challenges. And it must also be a space to generate solutions for mutual benefit. This is the very essence of what the United Nations is about. We must position the multilateral system to better serve our people and deliver on their aspirations.
Liberalized trade – in broadly multilateral, regional, or bilateral agreements – is a key ingredient in the recipe for prosperity… An absolute prerequisite for long-term economic growth is full participation in the global economy and trading system.