Most Important International Summits/Conferences for OAS Mains 2018

World Sanskrit Conference

1. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and part of the UN Secretariat.

2. East Asia Summit – Economic Ministers’ Meeting

East Asia Summit – Economic Ministers’ Meeting (EAS-EMM) was recently held in Singapore. The meeting was attended by Economic Ministers from 10 ASEANcountries and their eight dialogue partners.

3. Global Cooling Innovation Summit

It aims to spur development of a residential cooling solution that has at least five times less climate impact than today’s standard.

4. APEC Meet

The recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit was held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The meeting was topped by disputes between the US and China over trade, security and which would be the better investment partner for the region.

5. MOVE: Global Mobility Summit

India’s first ever mobility summit organised by NITI Aayog, in collaboration with various ministries and industry partners. It was held in New Delhi in the month of September, 2018.

6. Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2018

The conference was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in the month of July. Theme of the AMCDRR 2018 is ‘Preventing Disaster Risk: Protecting Sustainable Development’.

7. Third Edition of Indian Ocean Conference

Third edition of the Indian Ocean Conference was held in Hanoi, Vietnam. Theme of conference in 2018 was “Building Regional Architectures”.

8. International Round Table Conference

The Ministry of Statistics &Programme Implementation (MoSPI) organized a two-day International Round Table Conference “Data for New India” at New Delhi during 9-10th July, 2018. The objective of the Round Table Conference is to identify innovative ideas for improving the statistical system in India, taking cue from the best practices followed in advanced countries like Canada, UK and Australia.

9. World Sanskrit Conference

World Sanskrit Conference is to promote, preserve and practice the Sanskrit language all over the world by the people. It is being held in various countries across the globe once in every three years and so far it has been held thrice in India. The latest edition, 17th World Sanskrit Conference was held at Vancouver, Canada.

10. Delhi Dialogue

It is a premier annual track 1.5 event to discuss politico-security, economic and socio-cultural engagement between India and ASEAN. It has been held annually since 2009 and political leaders, policy makers, senior officials, diplomats, think tanks and academicians from both sides participate in the discussions pertaining to ASEAN-India relations.

11. Geo-Intelligence Asia – 2018

Theme: ‘Geo-Spatial: A Force Multiplier for Defence and Industrial Security’. The Eleventh edition of Geo Intelligence Asia 2018 was held in New Delhi. It is organised by Geo Spatial Media and Communication with Directorate General of Information System as Knowledge Partners and Military Survey as Co-organisers.

12. FCTC Conference

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Conference of Parties is being organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) at Geneva in October. The conference is expected to discuss steps to bring down tobacco consumption and cultivation.

13. Asia-Europe Meeting

Republic of Korea was organised 3rd Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) conference on ‘Global Ageing and Human Rights of Older Persons’. It was attended by international institutions including the UN, regional institutions such as UNESCAP, UNECE, European Union, ASEAN and international NGOs.

14. World Summit on Accreditation

The summit is a biennial Summit organised by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The summit provides platform to stakeholders to share their knowledge and information on accreditation.

15. ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM)

The 12th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and 5th ADMM-Plus were held recently Singapore. The conferences were attended by defence ministers from India, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Russia and US.

16. Fusion Energy Conference

The 27th edition of fusion energy conference was recently organised in Gandhinagar. It is organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and hosted by the Department of Atomic Energy and Gandhinagar-based Institute of Plasma Research.

17. Technology Summit

The technology summit is being organised by Ministry of Science and Technology every year. The 24th edition of this summit was organised with Italy as the partner country. In the past 18 years, several countries have become partner countries in this summit.

18. SCO Meeting on Urban Disaster

India hosted Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s meeting on Urban Disaster Handling. It involves the joint mock exercise on urban earthquake search and rescue by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

19. Virtual Climate Summit

It is an innovative climate summit which is an entirely online event to be a carbon neutral event. It is the world’s first ever political global meeting to be held in online. Its focus is on to renew political momentum in tackling climate change

20. South Asia Regional Youth Peace Conference

The conference was organized by Gandhi Smriti and DarshanSamiti (GSDS), functioning under Ministry of Culture. UNESCO MGEIP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) is in partnership with GSDS for organizing this conference.

21. International Conference on Sustainable Water Management

The first International conference on sustainable water management was recently organized in India. It was organized under the aegis of national hydrology project, Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

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