Thursday, July 26, 2018

BRICS emerging as a force to upgrade global governance

By Swaran Singh 

Global Times - 2018/7/26

The Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg this week is abuzz with over 5,000 delegates representing international organizations like the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the African Union as also 19 countries from major emerging economies. These 19 emerging economies include five BRICS nations that are holding their annual summit, five leaders representing the world's major emerging economies under the "BRICS Plus" mechanism that was initiated last year at the Xiamen summit, and another nine African nations under their earlier "BRICS+N" framework that was introduced at the 2014 Fortaleza summit and involves BRICS leaders' outreach with major "regional" leaders depending on where the summit is taking place.