International Organizations News For 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, 2020/21

  • “Small Island Developing States” faced most GDP loss in 2020: UN report
    What is the News? The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD) has released a report titled “Development and Globalization: Facts and Figures”. The report highlights the numerous challenges faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Key Findings of the Development and Globalization: Facts and Figures Report: Small island developing states(SIDS) faced thrice ...
  • G7 countries (Group of 7)- Issues and Prospects – Explained, Pointwise
    Introduction The meeting of G7 countries is going on in Cornwall, England. The expectation from this meeting is to draw out a framework that is inclusive and resilient in nature. The new Cornwall Consensus should be able to overcome the lacunas of the current Washington consensus. The Washington consensus supports the notion ...
  • “G7 summit” takes place in the UK: Indian PM will participate virtually
    What is the News? Indian Prime Minister will participate in the Outreach Sessions of the G7 Summit in virtual format. What is G7? The G7 (Group of Seven) is an organisation of the world’s seven largest so-called advanced economies. They are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States. The European ...
  • “Global Liveability Index” 2021 Released by EIU
    What is the News? Economist Intelligence Unit(EIU) has released the Global Liveability Index 2021. About Global Liveability Index: The index assesses the locations that provide the best and the worst living conditions around the world. It assesses 140 cities around the world. Parameters: The index takes into account more than 30 qualitative and quantitative ...
  • “Child Labour: Global estimates 2020” report released by ILO
    What is the news? “Child Labour: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward” report has been released by International Labour Organization and UNICEF. What is Child labour? As per ILO, Child labour is defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to their ...
  • How is the “UN Secretary-General” appointed?
    What is the news? Secretary-General António Guterres has been formally approved for a second term by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). He will have a term of five more years starting January 1, 2022. The recommendation will now go to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) which is expected to make the ...
  • “Operation Pangea” of Interpol targets counterfeit and illicit health products
    What is the News? Interpol has conducted Operation Pangea XIV to target the sale of counterfeit and illicit medicines and medical products. About Operation Pangea: Operation Pangea is an international effort to target the online sale of counterfeit and illicit health products. It also aims to raise public awareness of the potential dangers ...
  • “Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons” and “Chemical Weapons Convention”
    What is the news? The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has informed the United Nations(UN) Security Council (UNSC) that in 17 cases, chemical weapons were likely or definitely used by Syria. About Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW): OPCW is an intergovernmental organization and the implementing body for ...
  • World Bank’s “Global Economic Prospects Report” predicts India’s growth as 8.3%
    What is the News? The World Bank has released the Global Economic Prospects Report. About the Global Economic Prospects Report: Global Economic Prospects is a World Bank Group flagship report. It is issued twice a year, in January and June. Aim: To examine global economic developments and prospects with a special focus on emerging ...
  • China hosts “ASEAN foreign ministers meeting”
    What is the news? China is hosting ASEAN foreign ministers meeting this year. This year (2021) also marks the 30th anniversary of the dialogue relations between China and the 10-member ASEAN countries. Association of Southeast Asian Nations Read Also :-India and East Asia Relations Key Focus of the ASEAN foreign ministers meeting: The meeting ...

 

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