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Summits & Conferences - 2017

1. 3rd International Conference on Yoga 2017 Yoga for Wellness @New


Delhi, India.

 The theme of the conference is – “Yoga for Wellness”.


 The conference was organised by – Ministry of Ayush.
 Vice President Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the conference.

2. 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017 – New Delhi, India.

 Theme of the conference – ‘Cyber4All: An Inclusive,


Sustainable, Developmental, Safe and Secure Cyberspace’
 The 4th GCCS conference held in The Hague, Netherlands.

3. India – ASEAN Youth Summit 2017 – Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

 Theme of the summit - “Shared Values, Common Destiny”

4. First ASEAN – India Music Festival 2017 - New Delhi, India.

 The theme of the Music festival is – ‘Shared Values, Common


Destiny’.
5. 14th India - European Union (EU) 2017 Summit – New Delhi, India.

 President of European Union (EU) – Donald Tusk.


 Member countries – 28
 European Union (EU) headquarter - Brussels, Belgium.
 The 15th India-EU Summit will be held in Brussels, Belgium.
 The 13th India-EU Summit was held in Brussels, Belgium.

6. 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 - Hyderabad,


India.
 The theme of the Summit – ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’.
 7th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2016 – Silicon Valley,
USA.

7. 3rd India International Science Festival (IISF) 2017 – Chennai,


Tamil Nadu.

 The 2nd IISF held in New Delhi in 2016.


 The 1st IISF was held at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) New
Delhi in 2015.

8. India Mobile Congress 2017 - New Delhi.

 Note: This is the first time India is all set to host its own mobile
mega show. The Indian telecom market is the second-largest in the
world after China. India has a total subscriber base of over 1.18
billion subscribers.
9. 19th UN Climate Change Summit 2017- Bonn, Germany.

 Note: The United Nations Climate Change Conferences are yearly


conferences held in the framework of the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
 18th UN Climate Change Summit 2016 - Marrakech, Morocco.

10. 9th BRICS Summit 2017 - Xiamen, China.

 The theme of the Summit - “BRICS: Stronger Partnership for a


Brighter Future”.
 The Summit was attended by –
 President of Brazil – Michel Temer
 President of Russia – Vladimir Putin
 Prime Minister of India – Narendra Modi
 President of China – Xi, Jinping
 President of South Africa – Jacob Zuma
 Note: BRICS comprises 5-member countries: Brazil, Russia, India,
China, and South Africa.
 Venue of 10th BRICS Summit 2018- Johannesburg, South Africa.
 Venue of 8th BRICS Summit 2016- Goa, India.
11. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit 2017 –
Astana, Kazakhstan.

 SCO General Secretary – Rashid Alimov.


 SCO Headquarter - Beijing, China.
 Official Language – Chinese, Russian.
 SCO comprises 8-member countries: China, Russia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and
Pakistan.
 India and Pakistan became full members of the Shanghai
Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on 9 June 2017.
 Venue of SCO Summit 2018- China
 Venue of SCO Summit 2016- Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

12. ASEAN (30th & 31st) 2017 Summit – Manila, Philippines.


 Note:
 Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)
organisation comprising 10 South east Asian countries
- Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar,
Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
 Its motto is - “One Vision, One Identity, One Community.
 Note: ASEAN Summit held twice a year.
 Secretary-General – Le Luong Minh.
 Chairman - Philippines Rodrigo Duterte
 ASEAN headquarter – Jakarta, Indonesia.
 Venue of ASEAN (32nd & 33rd) 2018 Summit - Singapore.
 Venue of 28-29th ASEAN Summit 2016 – Vientiane, Laos.

13. 29th APEC 2017 Summit – Danang, Vietnam.

 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)organisation


comprising 21 members countries – Australia, Brunei
Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China, Hong
Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico,
New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, The Philippines, Russia,
Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States, Vietnam.
 Chairman - Trần Đại Quang
 Executive Director - Alan Bollard
 APEC headquarter – Singapore
 Venue of 30th APEC 2018 Summit - Port Moresby, Papua New
Guinea.
 Venue of 28th APEC Summit 2016 – Peru, Lima.

14. 4th BIMSTEC 2017 Summit – Kathmandu, Nepal.

 Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and


Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)organisation comprising 7
members countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar,
Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand.
 Chairmanship – Nepal (since 2014)
 BIMSTEC headquarter – Dhaka, Bangladesh
 Venue of 3rd BIMSTEC Summit 2014 - Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

15. G-20 Summit 2017 – Hamburg, Germany.

 The theme of the summit is - 'Shaping an interconnected world'.

 The G20 comprises 19 countries plus the European Union.


These countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China,
France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia,
Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United
Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA).
 Meeting of G20 Labour Ministers 2017 – Bad Neuenahr,
Germany.
 Meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors
2017 – Baden, Germany.
 Women G-20 Summit 2017 - Berlin, Germany.
 Venue of G-20 2018 Summit - Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 Venue of G-20 2016 Summit – Hangzhou, China.

16. 43rd G-7 Summit 2017 - Sicily, Italy.

 The theme of the summit is - "Building the Foundation of


Renewed Trust."
 The G-7 comprises 7 countries – Canada, France, Germany,
Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, United States.
 Venue of 44th G-7 2018 Summit – Canada.
 Venue of 42nd G-7 2016 Summit – Shima, Japan.

17. NATO Summit 2017 – Brussels, Belgium.

 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) comprises 29


countries – Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherland, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey,
United Kingdom, United States.
 NATO headquarter - Brussels, Belgium.
 NATO Secretary General - Jens Stoltenberg
 NATO 2018 Summit – Brussels, Belgium.
 NATO 2016 Summit -Warsaw, Poland
 Note: Turkey’s offer to host the 2018 NATO summit is rejected by
Canada and 18 European NATO members. Hence, 2018 NATO
Summit will be held in Brussels, Belgium.

18. 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBS) 2017 – Bengaluru, Karnataka.


 The theme of 2017 PBS is: “Redefined Engagement With Indian
Diaspora”.
 Chief Guest at 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 is - E. Dr
Antonio Costa, Prime Minister of the Republic of Portugal.
 The PBS convention is held on January 9th each year to
commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in
1915. It is celebrated to mark the contribution of the overseas
Indian community to the development of the country.
 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBS) 2016 was cancelled.
 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBS) 2015 – Gandhinagar,
Gujarat.
 Singapore to Host Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in 2018.

19. 104th Indian Science Congress 2017 – SV University, Tirupati.

 Focal theme - Science & Technology for National Development.


 105th Indian Science Congress 2018 to be hosted by Osmania
University, Hyderabad.
 Focal Theme - Reaching the Unreached Through Science &
Technology

20. 25th CHOGM 2018 Summit– London, United Kingdom.


 Note: In 2017, Vanuatu was selected to host 25th CHOGM Summit
but due to the damage was done by Cyclone Pam, it was decided
to be held in the United Kingdom in 2018.
 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held after a gap of
every two years.
 Total member countries –52
 Headquarter – London, United Kingdom.
 CHOGM 2015 Summit – Malta.

21. 3rd World Conference on Environment 2017 – New Delhi, India.


 It was organized by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and
inaugurated by the President Pranab Mukherjee.