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BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summits
- 4th BRICS Summit 2012 – New Delhi, India
- 5th BRICS Summit 2013 – Durban, South Africa
- 6th BRICS Summit 2014 – Fortaleza, Brazil
- 7th BRICS Summit 2015 – Ufa Rissia
G-8 Annual Summits
Group of Eight (G8) Countries – France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Russia.
- 37th G8 Meeting 2011 – Deauville, France
- 38th G8 Meeting 2012 – David camp, USA
- 39th G8 Summit 2013 – County Fermanagh, UK
- 40th G8 Summit 2014 – Russia
Note: The 40th G8 summit was due to be held in Russia in 2014. The meeting was planned for 4–5 June 2014 at the Black Sea resort of Sochi. However, the other seven countries decided on 24 March that a summit would be held without Russia, in Brussels, Belgium. G7 countries refuse to attend planned G8 summit in Russia.
G-7 Summit 2014- Brussels, Belgium.
- 7th G 20 Meeting 2012 – Los Cabos, Mexico
- 8th G 20 Meeting 2013 – Saint Petersburg, Russia
- 9th G 20 Meeting 2014 – Brisbane, Australia
- 10th G 20 Meeting 2015 – Turkey
SAARC – South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
- 17th SAARC Summit 2011– Addu, Maldives
- 18th SAARC Summit 2014 – Kathmandu,Nepal (in November 2014).
ASEAN – Association of South East Asian Nation
- 19th ASEAN Summit 2011 (November) – Bali, Indonesia
- 20th ASEAN Summit 2012 (April) – Phnom penh, Cambodia
- 21th ASEAN Summit 2012 (November)– Phnom penh, Cambodia
- 22nd ASEAN Summit 2013 (April) – Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
- 23rd ASEAN Summit 2013 (October) -Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
- 24th ASEAN Summit 2014 (May) – Naypyidaw, Myanmar
- 25th ASEAN Summit 2014 (November) - Naypyidaw, Myanmar
- 9th ASEAN-India Summit 2011 – Bali, Indonesia
- 10th ASEAN-India Summit 2012 – Phnom penh, Cambodia
- 11th ASEAN-India Summit 2013 - Brunei Darussalam,Brunei (October)
- 12th ASEAN-India Summit 2014 - Naypyidaw, Myanmar (in November, 2014)
East Asia Summit (EAS)
EAS meetings are held after annual ASEAN leaders’ meetings.
- 6th East Asia Summit 2011 – Bali, Indonesia
- 7th East Asia Summit 2012 – Phnom penh, Cambodia
IBSA Dialogue Forum
IBSA Dialogue Forum (India, Brazil, South Africa) is an international tripartite grouping for promoting international cooperation among these countries.
- 5th IBSA Summit 2011 – Pretoria, South Africa
- 6th IBSA Summit 2013 – New Delhi, India
- 7th IBSA Summit 2015 – Brazil
APEC – Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
- 23rd APEC summit 2011 – Honolulu, USA
- 24th APEC Summit 2012 – Vladivostok,Russia
- 25th APEC Summit 2013 – Medan/Jakarta, Indonesia
- 26th APEC Summit 2014 – China
- 27th APEC Summit 2015 – Philippines
- 28th APEC Summit 2016 – Lima, Peru
OPEC – Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
- 4th OPEC International Seminar 2009 – Vienna, Austria
- 5th OPEC International Seminar 2012 – Vienna, Austria
- 6th OPEC International Seminar 2015 – Vienna, Austria
NAM – Non-aligned Movement
- 16th NAM Summit 2012 – Tehran, Iran
- 17th NAM Summit 2015 – Caracas,Venezuela
Note: Two nations, namely Azerbaijan Republic and Fiji, were accepted as the new members of the organization.
Nuclear Security Summit:
- 2nd Summit 2012 – Seoul (South Korea)
- 3rd Summit 2014(Next) : Netherlands
- 4th Summit 2016: United States
- NATO Summit 2014 - Britain, UK. (Britain last hosted the summit in 1990, when Margret Thatcher was Prime Minister)
Bay of Bangal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). BIMSTEC includes 7 countries: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal and aims to create cooperation in multiple sectors including trade, investment and energy.
- 3rd BIMSTEC summit 2014: Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
- 4th BIMSTEC summit will be held in Nepal.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meetings
Annual meeting of the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held every year.
- ADB Annual Meeting 2012 – Manila, Philippines
- ADB Annual Meeting 2013 – New Delhi, India
- ADB Annual Meeting 2014 – Astana, Kazakhstan
- ADB Annual Meeting 2015 - Baku, Azerbaijan
SCO – Shanghai Cooperation Organization
- SCO Meeting 2011 – Astana, Kazakhstan
- SCO Meeting 2012 – Beijing, China
- SCO Meeting 2013 – Kyrgyzstan
WTO Ministerial Conferences
WTO – World Trade Organization
- 8th WTO Ministerial Conferences 2011 – Geneva, Switzerland
- 9th WTO Ministerial Conferences 2013 -Bali, Indonesia
Other Important Summits/ Meetings
- World Economic Forum 2014: held in Abuja (Nigeria). Bharti Enterprises founder and Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal co – chair this year’s edition of the World Economic Forum on Africa.
- India, Sri Lanka and Maldives held National Security Advisor‐level meeting on maritime security cooperation in New Delhi.
- World Telecommunications Development Conference held in Dubai.
- The Green Economy Summit held in Dubai.
- Arab Summit 2014: Kuwait host the Arab summit for the first time
- International Petroleum Conference 2014 (PETROTECH‐2014) held in New Delhi from 12th – 15th January 2014.
- The 9th WTO Ministerial Conference was concluded on 6 December 2013 at Bali, Indonesia.
- 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2014 held in New Delhi. This year’s theme is “Engaging Diaspora: Connecting Across Generations” Datuk Seri G Palanival is the Chief Guest of 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
- The 8th Asia Gas Partnership Summit (AGPS) was held at New Delhi, India. The 8th AGPS was organized by GAIL (India) Limited and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
New Member of Important Organizations
- United Nation – Total Member – 193 (Last member– South Sudan)
- WTO – Total Member – 159 (Last member – Tajikistan, Laos, Russia)
- World bank and International Monetary Fund – Total Member – 188 (Last member – South Sudan)
- European Union – Total member – 28 (Last Member – Croatia).
Last Update: June 6, 2014
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