FICCI-KAS Dialogue

Multilateralism at Crossroads

February 19 Monday

Event fully booked


February 19, 2018


New Delhi



The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and the KAS India office are organizing a conference on “Multilateralism at Crossroads” in New Delhi February 18th, 2018.

Also available in Deutsch

The Dialogue seeks to assess how multilateralism is situated at the crossroads given the recent WTO ministerial conference as well as America’s recent stance against multilateralism in favor of bilateralism. Multilateralism has a long history, but it is principally associated with the era after World War II, during which there was a burgeoning of multilateral agreements for trade and investment as well as political security that led the world towards peace and prosperity. The UN, the IMF, the World Bank, GATT/WTO, NATO, ADB and other regional groupings that emerged provided the most rule-based structure for political and economic relations in world history.

Given this background, the dialogue will explore India’s priorities and the changing face of engagement at various multilateral platforms. Some of these platforms include: G-20, UN, WTO, World Bank, IMF, ADB, BRICS, ASEAN, SAARC, BIMSTEC, IORA, SCO and Quadrilateral Dialogue with Japan, Australia and US. India has come a long way from being part of the Non Aligned Movement to actively engaging with various world powers and multilateral institutions. India’s ability to withstand and positively influence multilateral processes will have a direct bearing on India’s emergence as a great power.

Contact person

Peter Rimmele

Resident Representative India

Peter Rimmele
Phone +91 11 26113520
Fax +91 11 45506836
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français,‎ Bahasa Indonesia


Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)