Competitive Exams: Current Affairs 2011: Multilateral Groups

Multilateral Groups

  • BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) The BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) grouping will become BRICS with the inclusion of South Africa, according to sources in the government.
  • ISAF: International Security Assistance Force; The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) is a NATO led security mission in Afghanistan established by the United
  • Nations Security Council on 20 December 2001 by Resolution. 1386 as envisaged by the Bonn Agreement.
  • OSCE-The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe; world's largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization. Its 56 participating states are in Europe, the Caucasus, Central
  • Asia and North America and cover most of the northern hemisphere.
  • CSTO: Collective Security Treaty Organisation; is an intergovernmental military alliance which was signed on 15 May 1992. On 7 October 2002, the Presidents of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan signed a charter in Tashkent founding the CSTO. Uzbekistan joined in 2006.
  • AMISOM: African Union Mission for Somalia
  • IGAD: Intergovernmental Authority on Development; is a seven-country regional development organization in East Africa. Its headquarters are located in Djibouti City.
    1. Djibouti (founding member, 1986)
    2. Ethiopia (founding member, 1986)
    3. Kenya (founding member, 1986)
    4. Somalia (founding member, 1986)
    5. Sudan (founding member, 1986)
    6. Uganda (founding member, 1986)
  • Eritrea (joined soon after independence in 1993, unilaterally declared its suspension in 2007; an exit would be effective one year after being formally declared against IGAD)

Courtesy: The Hindu and Times of India