During the opening week of the UN General Assembly at the end of September 2019, the Foreign Ministers of France and Germany, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas, together with the representations of Canada, Mexico, Chile, Singapore and Ghana, initiated the Alliance for Multilateralism in New York. It is supposed to be the answer to increasing national egoism and striving for supremacy, which would certainly lead humanity into a dangerous impasse.
"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."
In the meantime, more than 50 states have confirmed their participation. Although initially intended only as an informal network, the Alliance for Multilateralism can continue to develop. It must, because it will soon become clear that this is not enough to do justice to the tasks at hand. The pressure of future world problems will show it. Unless a large number of the participating countries fall under the rule of nationalists or other circumstances let the initiative fizzle out, it could be the embryo of a federal World Union. We stand by it.
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Andreas Bummel - The Alliance for Multilateralism: how will it contribute to UN 75?