Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA)

  • It was established in 1943 by group of Indian intellectuals as think tank.
  • It was established as non-official, non-political and non-profit organisation under Registration of Societies Act 1860.
  • It was declared institution of national importance by Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) Act, 2001 enacted by Parliament.
  • ICWA is devoted exclusively for the study of international relations and foreign affairs.
  • Vice President of India is its ex-officio President.
  • It had conducted historic international conferences like Asian Relations Conference in 1947 under leadership Sarojini Naidu and United Nations and New World Order in 1994