African Union Current Affairs - 2020

India-Brazil-South Africa IBSA Foreign Ministers Meet chaired by External Affairs Minister

On September 16, 2020, the External Affairs Minister of India Shri S Jaishankar chaired the IBSA Foreign Ministers meet. IBSA is India-Brazil-South Africa. Highlights The ministers during the meet agreed on issues such as peace, security, climate change, countering terrorism, multilateral trading system, non-proliferation issues, disarmament and South-South Cooperation. They also agreed to renew their Read More…

India’s New representative of UN; India to become member of UNSC

The 1985 Indian Foreign Officer T S Trimurti is to succeed Syed Akbaruddin as the permanent representative of the United Nations. Mr Trimurti was serving as the Secretary to Economic relations. The appointment announcement was made by the External Affairs ministry. Recently, announcement was made that India is to become a member of UNSC. Permanent Read More…

19 June: World Sickle Cell Day observed

The World Sickle Cell Day is globally observed every year on 19 June, to raise public awareness about the sickle cell disease and its treatment methods. This year is the 40th celebration of World Sickle Cell Day. About World Sickle Cell Day Background: The day was 1st recognized by United Nations General Assembly (63rd session) Read More…

India extends $15 Million assistance to Niger for holding AU summit

India has for the first time extended $15 Million financial support to Niger as a support for organising African Union (AU) summit scheduled to be held in 7-8 July 2019 in Niamey (Capital of Niger). This will be the 1st time that Niger will be hosting an AU summit. Key Highlights The assistance in form Read More…

African Union suspends Sudan, demanding end to Military Rule

The African Union (AU) suspended Sudan until establishment of a civilian-led transition to democracy and also demanded to resolve an entrenched and bloody crisis. The decision was taken at AU’s peace and Security Council meet in Addis Ababa, (Ethiopia’s capital). Key Highlights Background: Since December 2018 Sudan has been rocked with anger over increasing bread Read More…