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 and operational measures… Continue reading Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

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 the coronavirus. A… Continue reading UN Reforms

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 2004. The idea was… Continue reading About Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) 

7 PM Editorial | Quad and India: challenges and opportunities | 15th October 2020

Topic –Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting the Indian interests Quad and India In the wake of recent aggression by China in Ladakh and Taiwan, foreign ministers of the US, India, Japan and Australia Quadrilateral Security Dialogue was held in Tokyo. Countries reaffirmed their “collective vision” of maintaining a free,… Continue reading 7 PM Editorial | Quad and India: challenges and opportunities | 15th October 2020

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 the hungry and… Continue reading World Food Programme (WFP)