Groups

G4 Countries

Members : India, Brazil, Germany and Japan All members support each other’s bids for permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council Formed in 2004 Each of these four countries have figured among the elected non-permanent members of the council since the UN’s establishment. Their economic and political influence has grown significantly in the last decades, reaching a …

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ASEM

ASEM stands for ASIA-Europe Meeting Summit It is an informal dialogue process It brings together 53 entities – including 51 countries (including India) from Asia and Europe and two regional bodies European Union (EU) and the ASEAN Established in 1996 in Bangkok The dialogue addresses political, economic and cultural issues between the two regions It …

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OPEC

OPEC stands for Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Founded in 1960 in Bagdad HQ : Vienna 15 members Algeria, Angola, Congo Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar (Will withdraw from OPEC in Jan 2019), Saudi Arabia(the de facto leader), United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. Gabon has rejoined OPEC in July 2016 Indonesia …

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IBSA

IBSA stands for India-Brazil-South Africa Aims at galvanizing South-South cooperation All Developing Democracies The forum provides the three countries with a platform to engage in discussions for cooperation in the field of agriculture, trade, culture, and defence among others. IBSA was formalised and launched through the adoption of the “Brasilia Declaration” in 2003 Brasilia Declaration (2003) …

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Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

The OIC is an international organization founded in 1969. Members: It consists of 57 member states including Iran and Pakistan. Administrative centre (headquarters): Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Objective: Raise the collective voice of the Muslim world. Collectively work to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and …

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IORA

IORA stands for Indian Ocean Rim Association It consists of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean The IORA is a regional forum which bring together representatives of Government, Business and Academia, for promoting co-operation and closer interaction among them 21 member states : South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius, Seychelles, Iran, Oman, UAE, …

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BIMSTEC

  BIMSTEC stands for Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation. It is an international organisation involving a group of countries in South Asia and South East Asia. 7 members : Bangladesh India Myanmar Sri Lanka Thailand Bhutan Nepal Established in 1997 in Bangkok Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand were founding members HQ : Dhaka, …

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Indian Ocean Rim Association

The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), formerly known as the Indian Ocean Rim Initiative and Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC), is an international organisation consisting of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean.   The IORA is a regional forum, tripartite in nature, bringing together representatives of Government, Business and Academia, for promoting co-operation …

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