2011 Sanya BRICS Summit Compliance Report
The 2011 Sanya BRICS Summit Compliance Report prepared by the BRICS Research Group, a joint undertaking between the HSE International Organizations Research Institute and Trinity College of the University of Toronto (Canada), was published on March 27th, 2012.
The concept of the “BRICS” was first created by Jim O’Neill to refer to investment opportunities in these emerging economies. Today, the leaders’ meetings, which started in 2008, transcend that economic context to embrace a broad range of summit-level issues requiring global governance, such as trade and investment, health, food and agriculture, development, energy, environment, climate change, social progress, peace, security and international institutional reform.
Led by Marina Larionova of Russia’s National Research University Higher School of Economics and John Kirton of Canada’s University of Toronto, the BRICS Research Group aims to serve as a leading independent source of information and analysis on the BRICS institutions and underlying interactions. Documentation from the BRICS and relevant research and reports are published on the BRICS Information Centre website and the International Organisations Research Institute website. Together with international partners from the BRICS countries, the BRICS Research Group focuses on the work of the BRICS and diplomacy within the BRICS as a plurilateral international institution operating at the summit level. Particular attention is paid to the relationship and reciprocal influence of the BRICS with other leading global governance institutions such as the G8, the G20 and those of the United Nations. The BRICS Research Group also conducts analyses of the compliance of the BRICS members with their summit commitments.
The 2011 Sanya BRICS Summit Compliance Report, prepared by the BRICS Research Group (the University of Toronto and the International Organizations Research Institute of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (IORI HSE), is the first report on the BRICS compliance performance since its inception at the leaders’ level in 2008.
The report analyzes compliance performance by BRICS countries with a selection of 5 priority commitments out of a total of 38 commitments made by the leaders at the Sanya summit on 14 April 2011. The report covers the compliance-relevant actions taken by the BRICS countries during the period from 15 April 2011 to 12 March 2012. This timeframe allows for an assessment of compliance for the period between the 2011 Sanya Summit and the 2012 New Delhi Summit, hosted by India on 29 March 2012.
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