The international organisations are the International Solar Alliance (ISA), the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Here is everything you need to know about them…reports Asian Lite News
New Delhi will host the 18th annual G20 Heads of State and Government Summit at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan, on September 9 and 10.
The city will witness the arrival of heads of state/government from all the G20 members (except for Russia’s Vladimir Putin, China’s Xi Jinping Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador), the invited heads of state from other partner nations, and representatives of international organisations like the UN, IMF, World Bank and WTO, for the meeting.
Apart from them, India has invited three regional and three other international organisations as guests. The regional organisations include the African Union (AU), the African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD), and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The international organisations are the International Solar Alliance (ISA), the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Here is everything you need to know about them.
The AU is an intergovernmental organisation, which comprises the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. Officially launched in 2002, the AU seeks to “achieve greater unity and solidarity between African countries and their people”.
The organisation is likely to become the 21st member of the G20 during this year’s Leaders’ Summit. Speaking about AU’s inclusion, Prime Minister Narender Modi recently said, “No plan for the future of the planet can be successful without the representation and recognition of all voices”.
AUDA-NEPAD came into existence in June 2018, when the AU decided to transform the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency — it was established in 2010 — into the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD).
Its main purpose is to coordinate and execute priority regional and continental projects in Africa to realise ‘Agenda 2023’ — Africa’s blueprint and master plan for transforming the continent into the global powerhouse of the future.
Established on August 8, 1967, ASEAN is a political and economic union of 10 member states in Southeast Asia. While Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand are its founding members, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia joined the organisation later.
ASEAN’s main objectives include accelerating economic growth, social progress and cultural development in Southeast Asia, and promoting regional peace and stability in the region.
The International Solar Alliance is a treaty-based intergovernmental organisation, launched by Prime Minister Modi and then French President François Hollande in 2016. Its aim is to provide a dedicated platform for cooperation among solar resource-rich countries and the wider global community to support the increasing use of solar energy.
Currently, 116 countries are signatories to the ISA Framework Agreement, of which 94 countries have submitted the necessary instruments of ratification to become full members of the ISA, according to the organisation’s website.