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MAP - Lancement de la première édition du Salon virtuel du livre universitaire
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MAP - Une exposition à Oujda célèbre la calligraphie arabe
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NNA - توثيق نوع جديد من السحلبيات في عكار
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SANA - التعليم العالي تكرم الفرق الفائزة بمسابقة (حرب العقول)
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SANA - سورية تدين بشدة القرار الذي تم تمريره في مؤتمر الدول الأطراف بمنظمة حظر الأسلحة الكيميائية
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MAP - La grande distribution prend d'assaut le marché du Ramadan
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MAP - Maroc: 26 produits élus 'Produit de l'Année' 2021
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NNA - الجامعة اللبنانية فازت بميداليتين ذهبيتين وبرونزية في معرض بيروت الدولي للابتكار BIIS2021
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SANA - People’s Assembly Speaker announces receiving three notices on new applications to run for president
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Damascus, SANA-Speaker of the People’s Assembly...
SANA - President al-Assad issues law permitting licensed companies, private cars to transport passengers according to e-application system
Damascus, SANA- President Bashar al-Assad issued on Wednesday law No.16 for 2021, allowing licensed companies and small cars “tourist” and...
MAP - 'Élu service client de l'année': Le service client de Samsung doublement primé
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MAP - Lancement d'une large opération de commercialisation des produits de l'artisanat dans 12 centres commerciaux au Maroc
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SANA - Promulgation d’une loi permettant aux sociétés autorisées et aux petites et moyennes voitures privées de transporter les passagers selon le système d’application électronique
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SANA - رئيس مجلس الشعب يعلن تبلغ المجلس بتقديم ثلاثة طلبات ترشح جديدة إلى منصب رئيس الجمهورية
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MAP - Microsoft réaffirme son engagement à soutenir les entreprises au Maroc en matière de résilience numérique
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MAP - La mosquée Al Andalous, un haut-lieu de spiritualité et d’architecture
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SANA - Le président de l’Assemblée du Peuple annonce que trois nouveaux candidats ont déposé aujourd’hui leurs candidatures au poste du président de la République
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MAP - La mosquée Al Quaraouiyine, un édifice de prière et de savoir en renaissance perpétuelle
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MAP - Lancement de la première édition du Salon virtuel du livre universitaire
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Lusa - Business News - EU/Presidency: Future EU climate law could be approved unanimously - minister
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Stock market closes with PSI20 index up 0.1% at 4,953
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Two weekly flights established to/from Angola - Government
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Coimbra University is country's most sustainable in world ranking
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Lisbon municipal bus company to buy 15 more trams, 30 more electric buses
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Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: First LNG platform to arrive offshore Cabo Delgado in December - president
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Lusa - Business News - Angola: Portugal discussing visa, youth mobility deals for study, work
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CNA - GDP growth projected at 3.3% in 2021, 3.6% in 2022, Cyprus University's Economic Research Center says
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Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: President calls for everyone to keep a 'cool head'
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Lusa - Business News - EU/Presidency: Private sector fundamental for Africa's green economy - interview
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Retailer Jerónimo Martins distributes €11M to 23,000 workers
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Lusa - Business News - EU/Presidency: Portugal achieves one of its main climate goals – Costa
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Lusa - Business News - EU/Presidency: No further German obstacle to recovery fund - PM Costa
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Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: Total cancels agreements with local suppliers
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Trade union federation to mark 1 May with distanced marches, rallies
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: PSI20 opens 0.39% up at 4,967.13 points
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Multilateralism needs reform to fight global ills - think tank forum




Lisbon, Jan.22,2021(Lusa) - Multilateralism must prevail in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic crisis it has caused, but needs major reform, according to participants in a debate organised by videoconference by the Platform for Sustainable Growth (PCS), a Lisbon-based think tank.
In what was the third session of a cycle of debates on 'Rebuilding, Reinventing, Reforming', this time with the theme 'The Hour of Truth for Multilateralism' and held online on Thursday, the speakers were António Vitorino, director-general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and a former Portuguese government minister and European commissioner; João Vale de Almeida, the European Union's ambassador to the UK, and Mónica Ferro, director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) office in Geneva.
The three speakers, who stressed that they spoke in a personal capacity, argued in their speeches that classic multilateralism has been losing momentum and so the "hour of truth" had come to move towards "major reforms" so that there is a united effort in combatting the pandemic and resulting economic crisis.
"The world is no longer the same and needs reforms, in the face of some instrumentalisation of multilateral institutions, which are already outdated and contain many interpretations, many financial generosities associated with, for example, tit-for-tat appointments," said Vale de Almeida. "Multilateralism is not politically aseptic, it is not innocent, it is not virgin."
The EU ambassador stressed that reform of the UN Security Council is imperative, given the challenges that have arisen in recent times, although the rivalry between powers - "especially in the 'G2', the United States and China" - rule out any changes in the short term.
"The arrival of [the new US president, Joe] Biden [who was sworn in Wednesday], the hope that [the UN secretary-general, António] Guterres will secure a second mandate and Brexit [the UK's eparture from the EU] is an opportunity that cannot be dispensed with for multilateralism," he argued.
With this in mind, he argued that China will have to "respect the etiquette of the top table if it wants to sit at it" but acknowledged that it was an "illusion" to seek to resolve the situation without any transformation in power relations, which is why the UN Security Council remained "blocked".
In the same vein, Vitorino argued for a reform of global institutions, but argued that this would not go far if reform of multilateralism were the basis for the same measure in the Security Council.
"Perhaps we should start with a shared responsibility, involving the EU, the African Union, regional and local networks and other civil society institutions and organisations, so that a more inclusive and fairer multilateral dynamic can be created," he said.
As an example, he cited the Covid-19 pandemic and, in particular, the issue of universal access to vaccines against the disease, the distribution of which posed "huge challenges", so that only by joining forces can equity be guaranteed - with reality leaving much to be desired.
Ferro, for her part, said that she had "the feeling" that "multilateralism is losing strength" as well as "trust capital" at international level; on the one hand she blamed populism but also international organisations themselves.
"What has happened for multilateralism to have depreciated?" she queried, acknowledging that international organisations, "by failing to communicate well, almost always speaking in jargon and in an incomprehensible way", must engage in serious "self-criticism".
She recalled the recent call from Guterres for "better communication" but stressed that ever more account must be taken of civil society and greater attention paid to young people in decision-making, as well as more gathering more information and data to define the best policies and strategies so as not to leave the most vulnerable out.
The session organised by the PCS took place the day after Biden's inauguration and in a year that will be marked by the role of international cooperation in responding to Covid-19 and other important international challenges, stressed the platform's president of the Platform for Sustainable Growth, Jorge Moreira da Silva, who is also a former government minister, for environment, and current head of the OECD’s development cooperation directorate.
"The new feeling of global belonging and greater demand for global coordination, triggered by the pandemic, cannot be wasted," he said. "Twenty twenty-one can and must be a year marked by the renewal of multilateralism.
"But more than grand speeches at the next UN General Assembly, it depends on concrete decisions on seven major challenges: Covid-19 vaccination, poverty and development financing, fragility and refugees, trade and digital taxation and climate change, biodiversity and the oceans," he enumerated.

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