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Chair's summary of the extraordinary summit to discuss the situation in Gaza, November 21, 2023

XV BRICS Summit Johannesburg II Declaration and guiding principles for BRICS membership expansion, August 23, 2023

XIV BRICS Summit Beijing Declaration, June 23, 2022

New Delhi Declaration, September 9, 2021

BRICS summit to be hosted by India on September 9, 2021

BRICS foreign ministers issue joint declaration, June 1, 2021

BRICS finance ministers and central bank governors meet, April 6, 2021

12th BRICS Summit Moscow Declaration, November 17, 2020

BRICS announces summit will be virtual on November 17, 2020

BRICS presidency announces postponement of summit because of COVID-19, May 27, 2020

BRICS foreign ministers to hold virtual meeting on COVID-19 on April 28, 2020

Russia's BRICS Chairmanship issues statement on coronavirus outbreak, February 11, 2020

11th BRICS Summit: Brasilia Declaration, November 14, 2019

Joint Statement on BRICS Leaders' Informal Meeting on the Margins of G20 Summit, Osaka, Japan, June 27, 2019

Media Statement: Informal BRICS Leaders' Meeting on the Margins of the G20 Buenos Aires Summit, November 30, 2018

Media Statement from the BRICS foreign ministerial meeting in New York, September 27, 2018

BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution, the 10th BRICS Summit Johannesburg Declaration

Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations in New York, September 21, 2017

BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration, Xiamen, China, September 4, 2017

7th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers Statement, with annexes, Shanghai, China, August 2, 2017

Press Communiqué of the BRICS Leaders' Informal Meeting, Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017

Media Statement from the BRICS foreign ministerial meeting in Pretoria, June 4, 2018

Joint Communiqué on the Meeting of BRICS Special Envoys on Middle East, Visakhapatnam, April 12, 2017

6th BRICS Health Ministers' Meet Delhi Communiqué, Delhi, December 16, 2016

Goa Declaration from the 8th BRICS summit, October 16, 2016

Goa Action Plan, October 16, 2016

BRICS trade ministers' declaration, October 13, 2016

BRICS education ministers' declaration, September 30, 2016

BRICS labour and employment ministers' declaration, September 28, 2016

BRICS agriculture ministers' declaration, September 23, 2016

BRICS foreign ministers' statement, September 20, 2016

BRICS environment ministers' declaration, September 16, 2016

Media note from the informal BRICS summit at Hangzhou, September 4, 2016

Declaration of BRICS ministers of disaster management, August 23, 2016

Declaration of the BRICS Women Parliamentarians' Forum, August 21, 2016

Statement of employment and labour ministers at the International Labour Conference, June 9, 2016

BRICS health ministers communiqué at the World Health Assembly, May 24, 2016

India publishes themes of the 2016 Goa Summit

India to host eighth BRICS summit in Goa on October 15-16, 2016, announced on March 22, 2016

Labour and employment ministers meet in Ufa January 25-26, 2016, and issue declaration

Media note from the informal BRICS summit at Antalya, November 15, 2015

Ufa Declaration and Action Plan, July 9, 2015

Other Ufa Summit documents on the New Development Bank, culture, joint website and economic partnership, Ufa, July 9, 2015

Press statement by Vladimir Putin, Ufa, July 9, 2015

Remarks by Vladimir Putin at BRICS summit, July 9, 2015

BRICS environment ministers issue first statement, April 22, 2015

Russia launches official website for the Ufa Summit, April 1, 2015

Fourth BRICS Health Ministers Communiqué, Brasilia, December 5, 2014

Media Note on the informal meeting of the BRICS leaders at Brisbane, November 15, 2014

Agreement on the New Development Bank, July 15, 2014

Treaty for the Establishment of a BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement, July 15, 2014

BRICS Fortaleza Declaration and Action Plan, July 15, 2014

Minutes from the BRICS finance ministerial, Fortaleza, July 15, 2014

BRICS trade ministers' joint communiqué, Fortaleza, July 14, 2014

Brazil launches website for Fortaleza Summit, July 14-16, 2014

BRICS health ministers statement on margins of the World Health Assembly, May 20, 2014, Geneva

BRICS foreign ministers meet in the Hague, March 24, 2014

BRICS science, technology and innovation ministers' Cape Town Declaration, February 10, 2013

BRICS health ministers' Cape Town Communiqué, November 7, 2013

BRICS education ministers press release, Paris, November 5, 2013

BRICS agriculture and agrarian development ministers declaration, Pretoria, October 29, 2013

BRICS foreign ministers issue media note at margins of United Nations General Assembly, September 26, 2013

BRICS issue media note on eve of G20 St Petersburg Summit, September 5, 2013

BRICS leaders' statements at the Durban Summit, March 27, 2013

BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Development, Integration and Industrialisation – eThekwini Declaration from the Durban Summit, March 27, 2013

Plenary Address by Jacob Zuma to the Durban Summit, March 27, 2013

Statement by BRICS Leaders on the Establishment of the BRICS-Led Development Bank, Durban, March 27, 2013

Toast by Jacob Zuma to the BRICS Gala Dinner, Durban, March 26, 2013

BRICS health ministers' communiqué, Delhi, January 11, 2013

South Africa launches Durban Summit website with logo

Speech by Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, September 11, 2012

2013 BRICS summit to be held on March 25-27 in Durban, South Africa

Media Note on the Informal Meeting of BRICS Leaders Ahead of G20 Summit in Los Cabos

Leaders' Statements at the Delhi Summit, March 29, 2012

Statement on BRICS development banks, March 29, 2012

2012 BRICS Report Executive Summary, March 29, 2012

2012 Delhi Summit Declaration and Action Plan, March 29, 2012

Manmohan Singh's statement and media statement at the Delhi Summit plenary session, March 29,2012

BRICS trade and economy ministers issue press statement, March 28, 2012

BRICS Academic Forum issues recommendations, March 6, 2012

India launches the official website for the New Delhi Summit

BRICS finance officials meet during the G20 finance ministers meeting, Los Cabos, Mexico, February 25, 2012

India's Ministry of External Affairs web page on the Delhi Summit, with press release issued February 24, 2012

India hosts BRICS Academic Forum in Delhi on March 5-6, 2012

BRICS trade ministers to meet in Delhi on March 28, 2012

India's Ministry of External Affairs announces the winner of the logo contest for Delhi Summit, February 10, 2012

BRICS Business Forum, Delhi, March 28, 2012

BRICS trade ministers issue statement, December 14, 2011 [English] [Portugues]

BRICS deputy foreign ministers issue communiqué on North Africa and Middle East, November 24, 2011

2012 BRICS summit to be held on March 29 in Delhi

BRICS summit on the fringes of the G20 Cannes Summit, November 3, 2011

2nd BRICS agriculture ministers statement, Chengdu, China, October 29-31, 2011

BRICS finance ministers communiqué, Washington DC, September 23, 2011

BRICS health declaration, Beijing, China, July 11, 2011

BRICS leaders declaration, Sanya, China, April 14, 2011

Other BRIC declarations


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BRICS: The 2013 Durban Summit, a special section edited by John Kirton and Marina Larionova, in "Invest in South Africa," published by Newsdesk. Contributors include Francis Kornegay, Siphamandla Zondi, Catherine Grant-Makokera, Memory Dube, Vladimir Orlov, Yoginder K. Alagh, H.H.S. Viswanathan, Vadim B. Lukov, Jim O'Neill and a bonus article by Vyacheslav Nikonov.

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Natasha Pirzada: G20, G7 and BRICS Health Governance Leaves Mental Health in the Dark, September 10, 2023

2022 BRICS Beijing Summit Final Compliance Report, August 16, 2023

John Kirton: Will Putin Attend the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg?, July 15, 2023

Alissa Wang: The Evolving BRICS, presentation to the Greens/EFA Parliamentary Group, July 5, 2023

John Kirton: The Evolving BRICS, presentation to the Greens/EFA Parliamentary Group, July 5, 2023

2022 BRICS Beijing Summit Interim Compliance Report now available, March 31, 2023

2021 BRICS New Delhi Summit Final Compliance Report now available, June 22, 2022

2020 BRICS Moscow Summit Final Compliance Report now available, September 6, 2021

Purvaja Modak: The New Development Bank Turns Six, Center for Public Policy Research, July 26, 2021

John Kirton and Alissa Wang: China's Global Leadership Through G20 Compliance, Chinese Political Science Review, March 12, 2021

2019 Brasilia Final Compliance Report now available, November 16, 2020

John Kirton: Crisis Compliance with G7 Leaders' Videoconference Commitments (and implications for the BRICS), March 18, 2020

John Kirton: BRICS Climate Governance in 2020, paper presented at the Gaidar Forum in Moscow on January 15, 2020

2018 Johannesburg Summit Final Compliance Report, October 23, 2019

Alissa Wang and Angela Min Yi Hou: The Performance of the Osaka BRICS Summit, June 28, 2019

Will Osaka's BRICS Summit Spur the G20 Toward Success?, June 27, 2019

2018 Johannesburg Summit Interim Compliance Report, May 26, 2019

Ian Stansbury: China's BRICS Leadership at Johannesburg, August 5, 2018

The Economist: Has BRICS Lived Up to Expectations (drawing on the 2017 BRICS Compliance Report), July 27, 2018

Alissa Xinhe Wang: BRICS Steps Forward on Health, But Not Far Enough, July 27, 2018

Watch the Facebook Live video of the release of the 2017 BRICS Xiamen Summit Compliance Report from Johannesburg, July 26, 2018

2017 BRICS Xiamen Summit Compliance Report now available, July 23, 2018

Watch Madeline Koch on preparing compliance reports, at the House of Commons in London, July 18, 2018

Watch John Kirton on demonstrating good governance, at the House of Commons in London, July 18, 2018

Andrew F. Cooper: Approaching the 10th BRICS Summit: Leveraging the Trump "Trade War" into New Initiatives? July 21, 2018

Angela Min Yi Hou: The G7 and the BRICS — Companions Not Competitors, June 25, 2018

Alissa Xinhe Wang: Prospects for the 2018 Johannesburg Summit, June 21, 2018

Alissa Wang: From Xiamen to Johannesburg: The Role of the BRICS in Global Governance, March 2, 2018

Alissa Wang: China and India Hold Hands at Davos 2018, February 8, 2018

Alissa Wang: Building on Xiamen: The 2018 South African BRICS Presidency, October 9, 2017

Alissa Wang: Xiamen Summit: A Broad, Concrete and Normative Success, September 5, 2017

Courtney Hallink: South Africa's Approach to the Xiamen Summit — Global Summitry and Domestic Politics, September 3, 2017

2016 BRICS Goa Summit Compliance Report, August 29, 2017

Alissa Wang: Prospects for the Xiamen Summit, August 28, 2017

Andrew F. Cooper on The BRICS' New Development Bank: Shifting from Material Leverage to Innovative Capacity, Global Policy, July 2017

Alissa Wang: From Tweeting to Talking — The Trump-Xi Relationship from Florida to Hamburg, April 10, 2017

Courtney Hallink and Alissa Wang: Research Report on the 2016 Goa Report — A Broad But Shallow Success, October 31, 2016

Alissa Wang: From Goa to Xiamen: Prospects for China's 2017 BRICS Summit, October 20, 2016

Sarah Richardson: The BRICS Summit and Brexit: Trade and Investment Prospects, October 18, 2016

Alissa Wang: The Success of the 2016 BRICS Goa Summit, October 16, 2016

2015 BRICS Ufa Compliance Report now available, October 12, 2016

India's finance minister Arun Jaitley, in conversation with Tiff Macklem, Rotman School of Management, on the BRICS and the Goa Summit, October 2, 2016

Alissa Wang: BRICS Summit: Has a Bridge Been Built? September 5, 2016

Alissa Wang: China's Coordination of the G20 and BRICS Summits, September 4, 2016

Alissa Wang: Prospects for the 2016 BRICS Goa Summit, August 30, 2016

John Kirton: China's G20 Leadership available from Routledge

John Kirton: Building a Sustainable Silk Road, May 22, 2016

Compliance Coding Manual updated, May 2, 2016

Commitments made by the BRICS leaders at the Ufa Summit and at the informal meeting at Antalya, 2015

2014 Fortaleza Summit Compliance Report: How well have the BRICS countries complied with their promises?

Helmut Reisen: Alternative Multilateral Development Banks and Global Financial Governance, IORJ 10(2)

John Kirton: Explaining the BRICS Summit Solid, Strengthening Success, IORJ 10(2)

Niu Haibin: Is There a Role for the BRICS in Asian Affairs?, IORJ 10(2)

Andrew F. Cooper and Asif B. Farooq: Testing the Club Dynamics of the BRICS: The New Development Bank from Conception to Establishment, IORJ 10(2)

Russian edition of the special issue of the International Organisations Research Journal on the BRICS now available (English edition to come!) – see Introduction by Marina Larionova, Luca Scaffardi and Veronica Federico

Special issue of the International Organisations Research Journal on global summitry, with Marina Larionova, John Kirton and more

Nicola Watt, Eduardo Gomez and Martin McKee: Global Health in Foreign Policy — and Foreign Policy in Health? Evidence from the BRICS

Sarah Moreira Utzig: What Is the Mainstream of the BRICS? A Constructivist Analysis

2013 Durban Summit Compliance Report now available

Olga Milkina: 2011 Sanya Summit Compliance Assessment on Libya

John Kirton, Julia Kulik and Caroline Bracht: "Generating Global Health Governance through BRICS Summitry," Comtemporary Politics

Vyacheslav Nikonov on BRICS: analysing the security dimension

Ben Cormier: Why the Values of the BRICS Matter (interview)

John Kirton, Caroline Bracht and Julia Kulik: A Productive and Promising Performance: The 2013 BRICS Durban Summit

BRICS Video Voices from the South African Institute of Iinternational Affairs

Catherine Grant-Makokera: 5th Annual BRICS Summit: Not a New Case of Club Diplomacy, March 20, 2013

Siphmandla Zondi: Africanising the BRICS Agenda: Indications from Durban, e-International Relations, March 26, 2013

John Kirton and Caroline Bracht: Prospects for the 2013 BRICS Durban Summit

John Kirton: Prospects for the BRICS and G20 Summits through China's Contribution, March 22, 2013

BRICS Research Group releases 2012 Delhi Summit compliance report

BRICS Plans and Preparations for the 2013 Durban Summit in March 2013 (updated March 21, 2013)

John Kirton: Россия – связующее звено БРИКС [Russia: A Link in the BRICS], Rosbalt, March 19, 2013. English version here.

John Kirton: Burgeoning BRICS Consequences for Canada

Mette Skak: The BRIC Powers as Soft Balancers

BOOM OR BUST! Rewards and Risks of Greater Canadian Integration with the BRICS: CIC vent in Toronto with John Kirton, Aurel Braun & Tselane Mokuena, February 5/13

Julia Kulik: Reducing the Economic Burden of Non-communicable Diseases in the BRICS: Lessons from Brazil

Ben Cormier: Why the Values of the BRICS Matter

John Kirton: The Los Cabos Summit's Strong Start

Andrew F. Cooper: The G20 as a Global Focus Group

John Kirton and Caroline Bracht: The BRICS Big Boost for the G20 Los Cabos Summit Success

BRICS Research Group releases report on compliance with 2011 Sanya Summit

Report on the BRICS members compliance with their 2010 Brasilia commitment on MDGs

BRICS Plans and Preparations for the 2012 Delhi Summit on March 29, 2012 (updated March 22, 2012)

Yoginder Alagh: BRICS on the Global Frontier

Nursultan Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan as the great connector

Sudhir Vyas: The BRICS New Delhi Summit 2012

Sergey Lavrov: BRICS – A New Generation Forum with a Global Reach

Jim O'Neill: Building BRICS – From Conceptual Category to Rising Reality

BRICS Research Group releases BRICS: The 2012 New Delhi Summit

BRICS Policy Center applications for visiting fellows

Bibliography of publications on the BRICS institutions

BRICS Policy Centre and CEBRI: BRICS's Agenda for the New Delhi Summit, Rio, February 8, 2012

Vadim Lukov: A Global Forum for the New Generation

Commitments made by BRICS leaders at each summit

Commitments made by BRICS health ministers in 2010

Russia’s Global Health Governance Gap: A Strategy for Summit Success, by Julia Kulik

Summary of 2011 Agriculture Ministers Meeting, Elvira Omarbagaeva, December 5, 2011

Emerging Practices in Global Health Cooperation: Brazil, China, India, Russia, and South Africa, a seminar on December 6 at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center (video available)

The Rise of BRIC: Impact on Global Policy Making, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, December, 2, 2011

Reports on the 2011 BRICS Summit at Cannes, November 2011

Conclusions drawn from BRICS documents on specific issues since 2008