International Organizations in news

Reading International Organisations is important from the UPSC exam point of view. Daily International Organisations are in news due to various meetings, summits happening in India or around the world. UPSC has been asking several questions in prelims over structure and intro regarding International Organisations. In mains, many questions have been asked over the efficiency and importance of International Organisations in news for India.

International Organizations in news, 2020/21

  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
    News: After 35 years, India has assumed the Chairmanship of the Governing Body of International Labour Organization(ILO). International Labour Organization(ILO): Established in: 1919 Aim: To promote social and economic justice through setting up of international labour standards. Members: 187 member states Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland Significance: It is the first affiliated specialized agency of the United Nations ...
  • G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group
    News: Union Minister has addressed the 1st ever Ministerial Meeting of G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group. Facts: G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group: It was set up in June 2010 at the Toronto Summit of G-20. Objective: To prepare comprehensive recommendations for consideration by leaders on how the G20 could continue to make practical and valuable ...
  • India’s UN journey and its role
    What are the different phases of India’s journey in UN? Phase 1- Before the end of the Cold War in 1989- The Indian leadership learned that the UN could not be relied upon to impartially resolve vital security disputes. The UN only to focus on common causes such as anti-colonialism, anti-racism, nuclear disarmament, ...
  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
    The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 during the G7 Summit in Paris. Its Secretariat is located at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) headquarters in Paris. The objectives of the FATF are to (a) set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory ...
  • UN Reforms
    Source- Live Mint Context- UN  reforms are urgently required. India’s absence from UN decision-making structures and lack of genuine reforms might force India to look for alternatives. What are the current issues of the UN? Ineffectiveness of UN-The UN has been unable to respond effectively to the once-in-a-century global crisis triggered by ...
  • About Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) 
    Quad is an informal strategic forum among the like-minded democracies across the Indian and the Pacific Ocean aimed to ensure and support a “free, open and prosperous” Indo-Pacific region. It comprises of the USA, India, Japan and Australia. It is rooted in the formation of “core group”, in response to Tsunami in ...
  • World Food Programme (WFP)
    WFP was created in 1961 as an experiment to provide food aid through the UN system and in 1965, it was enshrined as a fully-fledged UN programme. It launched its 1st development program in Sudan. Headquarters: Rome, Italy Since then, WFP has been forefront at the conflict-ridden countries like for humanitarian assistance to ...

 

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