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International Organizations UPSC

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,

  • World bank Released “Education Finance Watch(EFW) Report” 2021
    What is the News? The World Bank and UNESCO released the Education Finance Watch Report (EFW), 2021. About the Education Finance Watch Report: The report is a collaborative effort between the World Bank and UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report. It summarizes the available information on patterns and trends in education financing around the ...
  • COVAX program
    What is the News? Ghana has become the first country in the world to receive a shipment of coronavirus vaccines under the COVAX program. What is the COVAX program? The COVAX program is led by the vaccine alliance GAVI, the World Health Organisation(WHO) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations(CEPI). The COVAX program ...
  • India hosts meeting of “BRICS finance and central bank Meeting” 2021
    What is the News? India has virtually hosted the BRICS Finance and the central bank meeting. BRICS Finance and the central bank Meeting: It was the first meeting on the BRICS Financial Cooperation held under India’s Chair. The meeting was co-chaired by the Secretary, Department of economic affairs, Ministry of finance, and Deputy governor, ...
  • Sri Lanka looking for Indian Support ahead “46th Session of UNHRC”
    What is the News? 46th session of the UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) will start next week. Sri Lanka has officially sought India’s support for its nation’s rights and accountability record. About past UNHRC resolution In 2015, UNHRC had adopted a resolution on accountability for the alleged human rights violations during the ...
  • United Nations Capital Development Fund UNCDF
    What is the news? Indian-origin investment and development banker Preeti Sinha is appointed as Executive Secretary of UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).  UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF): It was established by the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) in 1966. Mandate: To provide microfinance access to Least Developed Countries (LDCs). It will unlock the full potential ...
  • “3rd Quad meeting” Focussed on rules-based world order
    What is the News? The 3rd Quad (Quadrilateral Security Dialogue) meeting of the foreign ministers of India, Australia, Japan, and the USA held virtually. This is the third such meeting since 2019 when the Quad was upgraded to the ministerial level. Focus of the meeting: The QUAD meeting focussed on issues such ...
  • India to gift 2 lakh vaccine doses to ‘UN peacekeeping forces’
    What is the News? India has announced a gift of 2,00,000 doses of vaccine to the UN Peacekeeping Forces. About United Nations Peacekeeping forces: It was created in 1948. They are often referred to as Blue Berets or Blue Helmets because of their light blue berets or helmets Purpose: It provides security, political, and ...
  • ‘ICC ruling’ over Palestinian Territories
    Synopsis: The recent ICC (International Criminal Court) ruling allows it to prosecute war crimes in Palestinian Territories. The ruling is welcomed by Palestine but criticized by the U.S. and Israel. Background:  Israel had been accused of committing atrocities in Palestinian Territories of West Bank and Gaza Strip since 1967. Palestine joined the ICC ...
  • “International Criminal Court (ICC)” has jurisdiction in Palestinian Territories
    What is the News? The International Criminal Court has said that it has jurisdiction over war crimes committed in the Palestinian Territories. About ICC: It is the world’s first permanent International Criminal Court (ICC). It was created by the 1998 Rome Statute and entered into force on July 1,2002. Furthermore, it was created on the ...
  • CFS endorses Voluntary guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition
    What is the News? The UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has endorsed the first-ever Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition(VGFSyN). About the guidelines: These guidelines will support countries in their efforts to eradicate all forms of hunger and malnutrition. It will utilize a comprehensive food systems approach for this aim. It ...