International Institutions

UN Security Council

12/6/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The UN General Assembly has elected Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa to serve as non-permanent members on the Secu ...

G7 Summit

12/6/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

G7 Summit is an event conducted annually where world leaders from seven powerful economies of the world, US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Japan and It ...

CLMV conclave

27/5/2018 | India and the world | International Institutions

5th India – CLMV (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam) Business Conclave was recently held at Phnom Penh, Cambodia. During the conference, governme ...

Pacific Islands Forum

12/5/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The Pacific Islands Forum has been granted approval to establish a Permanent Observer Office at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). The Perman ...

15th Asia Media Summit

10/5/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The 15th Asia Media Summit (AMS) 2018 is being hosted by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, jointly with the Indian In ...

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

30/4/2018 | Environment and Ecology | International Institutions

A four-day Asia Pacific Regional Workshop of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), jointly hosted by the Ministry of Enviro ...

World Press Freedom Index 2018

27/4/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

World Press Freedom Index for the year 2018 has been released. This index is published every year since 2002 by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Main ...

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018

20/4/2018 | India and the world | International Institutions

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 (CHOGM 2018) was held in London, United Kingdom. It was overall 25th meeting of the heads of governm ...

UN launches road safety trust fund

14/4/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has launched a trust fund aimed at spurring action to help save lives in road accidents. About Trust fund: ...

Philippines withdraws from ICC

15/3/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The Philippines is pulling out its support from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in protest against the “baseless” and “outrageous” attacks agai ...

Pakistan added to FATF grey-list

24/2/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The global money laundering watchdog FATF or the Financial Action Task Force has decided to put Islamabad back on its terrorist financing watch list, ...

6th World Government Summit held in Dubai

13/2/2018 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The sixth edition of World Government Summit (WGS) 2018 was held at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from February 11 to 13, 2018 ...

UN report on electronic/electrical waste in India

17/12/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The UN has warned about the health and environmental dangers from the processing of e-waste -- the discarded electronic and electrical material -- by ...

Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership

8/12/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

Russia has come out strongly in support of India for its NSG membership by saying that India’s application cannot be “interlinked” with that of Pakist ...

G 20 Sherpa

2/12/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

Shri Shaktikanta Das, Former Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, has been appointed as India’s G 20 Sherpa till December 31, 2018 for the Devel ...

India's Dalveer Bhandari re-elected in International Court of Justice

22/11/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

India's Dalveer Bhandari, 70 won the last seat in the world court after Britain withdrew its candidate Christopher Greenwood in a down-to-the-wire rac ...

South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC)

19/11/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

An Interim Meeting of the Steering Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center ( ...

India to contribute USD 100 million to UN partnership fund

10/11/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

India has pledged an additional USD 100 million towards the UN partnership fund, which significantly increases its support to sustainable development ...

UNESCO launches Strategic Framework for Education in Emergencies in the Arab Region

6/11/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

UNESCO Strategic Framework for Education in Emergencies in the Arab Region for the 2018-2021 period aims to support Member States in meeting their edu ...

U.S., Israel quit UNESCO

15/10/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The U.S. has announced its withdrawal from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), accusing it of “continuing a ...

2017 Nobel Peace Prize

7/10/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, a nuclear disarmament group, has won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. What is ICAN? ICAN describes itsel ...

Bali Declaration

9/9/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

India has disassociated itself from the adoption of the Bali Declaration as it referred to the violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar and emphasised ...

Xiamen Declaration

6/9/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

9th BRICS summit was recently held in Xiamen, China. This is the second time the China has hosted the summit after the 2011 summit. At the end of the ...

India’s Exclusive Rights to Explore Polymetallic Nodules Extended

22/8/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

India’s exclusive rights to explore polymetallic nodules from seabed in Central Indian Ocean Basin (CIOB) have been extended by five years. This has b ...

Soil Health Cards

22/8/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

Indian Prime minister has recently reviewed the progress of Soil Health Cards scheme. So far, 16 States/UTs have completed the first cycle of Soil Hea ...

United Nations Partnership Fund

16/7/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

India has contributed an additional million dollars to a UN partnership fund launched to support sustainable development projects across the developin ...

Beijing Declaration On Education

9/7/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

BRICS ministers of education and assigned representatives have adopted ‘Beijing Declaration on Education’ in a recently held 5th meeting of BRICS Mini ...

UN Trust Fund

3/7/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

India has contributed $ 100,000 to the UN Trust Fund for International Cooperation in Tax Matters (the UN Tax Fund). About UN Trust fund: The UN Tax T ...

Antarctic Treaty

28/6/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

India, being among the countries that have acceded to the Antarctica Treaty, is expected to have a clear policy on the consequences of its activities ...

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

20/6/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

India has been re-elected to the UN’s principal organ on economic, social and environmental issues for another three-year term. India was among 18 nat ...

SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation) Summit 2017

13/6/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

India and Pakistan has become the full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) India’s membership was strongly pushed by Russia while P ...

BIMSTEC formation

10/6/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

BIMSTEC is celebrating 20th anniversary of its formation. BIMSTEC is a natural platform for regional cooperation. The commitment to peace & developmen ...

G 7 summit

31/5/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The 43rd G7 summit was held in the picturesque mountain-side town of Taormina in Sicily, Italy. Who are the members of G7? The Group of Seven (G7) is ...

New member of ISA(International Solar Alliance)

23/5/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The island of Nauru which is the world’s smallest republic has become the sixth country to ratify the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Framework pac ...

World Press Freedom Index 2017

6/5/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

World Press Freedom Index for the year 2017 has been released by Reporters without Borders (RSF). Highlights of the index: Norway came out top of the ...

India becomes associate member of International Energy Agency (IEA)

6/4/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

India has become part of IEA Association that will allow the country play a more “visible and influential” role in the global energy landscape. About ...

African Development Bank

4/4/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

India is hosting 52nd annual meeting of the African Development Bank in Ahmedabad. About African Development Bank Group: Established in 1964 with a ma ...

Minimum Age Convention, 1973 and Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999

3/4/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for ratification of the two fundamental conventions of the International Labour Organization namely: a) Minim ...

World Happiness Report, 2017

23/3/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The World Happiness Report 2017 is produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative launched by the United Nation ...

Aleppo report on war crimes

3/3/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

A UN-established commission has issued a damning report on human rights violations in Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo. Highlights of the Report: The Syrian ...

SARTTAC(South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center)

14/2/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

New IMF Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) was recently inaugurated in Delhi for Economic Capacity Building in South Asia. MoU on SART ...

India to host the first meeting of national security advisers of BIMSTEC countries

10/2/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

India will host the first meeting of national security advisers of BIMSTEC countries in the coming months to cooordinate action against terrorism, ext ...

Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

22/1/2017 | International Affairs | International Institutions

Workshop on MSME Cooperation amongst Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Member countries was recently held in India. This workshop aims to strengthen ...

Global talent competitiveness Index

19/1/2017 | India and the world | International Institutions

Switzerland has grabbed the top spot in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2017, an annual benchmarking report that measures the ability o ...

Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD)

17/12/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

Sixth edition of Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) was held in New Delhi. This conference sought to addre ...

Union Cabinet approves MoU between Rural Development Ministry & FAO

15/12/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The Union Cabinet has approved MoU between Ministry of Rural Development and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to improve effectiveness of rural ...

Non-OPEC producers agree to cut oil output

11/12/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

OPEC and non-OPEC producers reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low ...

Mercosur suspends Venezuela

5/12/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

Venezuela has been suspended from the Mercosur trade group over its failure to comply with its commitments when it joined the group in 2012. Previousl ...

OPEC agreement to cut oil production

6/10/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached an agreement to cut oil production for the first time since 2008 after an informal me ...

New Delhi Declaration on Education

3/10/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The 4th Meeting of BRICS Education Ministers Conference adopted the New Delhi Declaration on Education that reiterates commitment to SDG4 which aims t ...

Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement

1/10/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has completed the twelfth and final review of Pakistan’s three-year economic reform program supp ...

African Development Bank (AfDB)

17/9/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

India will be hosting the next annual meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group at Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre, Ahmedabad from May 22 ...

IUCN World Conservation Congress

6/9/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

25th World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has begun in Hawaii. The last Congress was held in Jeju, ...

Jaipur Declaration

23/8/2016 | India and the world | International Institutions

BRICS Women Parliamentarians forum has unanimously passed the Jaipur Declaration on the concluding day of the Forum’s meeting held in Jaipur. The 19-p ...

India’s Failed NSG bid

26/6/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

The plenary meeting of the 48-member NSG ended with no decision on India’s membership bid as divisions persisted over admitting non-NPT members with C ...

G - 7 summit

30/5/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

Japan hosted the 42nd G7 Summit in Ise-Shima. The G7 Ise-Shima Summit is the first G7 Summit to be convened in Asia since the Summit in Toyako, Hokkai ...

Indian Ocean Rim nations to boost cooperation on SEZs

28/5/2016 | India and the world | International Institutions

Indian Ocean Rim nations decided to evolve a regional mechanism for cooperation on Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in order to boost exports. This was de ...

Resolution introduced to bring India on par with NATO allies

22/5/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

A Congressional resolution aiming to bring India on par with NATO allies in terms of trade and technology transfer besides elevating its "status" in e ...

IMF Reforms: India, China, Brazil Get More Voting Rights

1/2/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

Emerging economies gained more influence in the governance architecture of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). India’s voting rights increase to 2. ...

Doha Dialogue On ‘Peace And Security

31/1/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

Approximately 55 senior participants from a wide range of backgrounds gathered in Doha to discuss the shared goal of peace and reconciliation in Afgha ...

WEF Meeting, 2016: Davos

28/1/2016 | International Affairs | International Institutions

46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum concluded in Davos, Switzerland. This meeting discuss the issues around the theme “Mastering the Fourt ...

India re-elected as Member of International Maritime Council

30/11/2015 | International Affairs | International Institutions

India has been re-elected unopposed to the Council of the International Maritime Organization [IMO] under Category “B” at the 29th session ...

UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

10/11/2015 | International Affairs | International Institutions

India has maintained its robust record of winning elections as it has been re-elected to theUN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)for the ...

V20 Group launched

12/10/2015 | International Affairs | International Institutions

During the annual meeting of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank in Lima (Peru) finance ministers from 20 of countries most vulnerable to ...

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