It’s time to recognize the unsung heroes of international relations. In the absence of genuine global solutions in key areas such as trade and climate change among others, the world’s regional organizations have been discreetly but doggedly working to advance their agendas for peace, prosperity and security.
This may be our best chance to get the global agenda moving again.Miroslav Dusek
This has got us to the stage where, today, over one third of the total flow of goods and services around the world is carried out within the framework of regional trade agreements. Further dividends of the emergence of these organizations as a force in their own right can be found in the widened mandates of regional development banks such as those in Africa and Asia, both of which are carrying out important work fostering inclusive and sustainable growth.