The Oman Vision 2040 envisioned under his Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said is designed to prepare the gulf country for the future. Before his demise, the Sultan of Oman described the plan as a “broad societal consensus and with the participation of all segments of society”. This involves reducing theContinue Reading

The Malaysian government presented the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) to Parliament on September 27, 2021, as the country’s five-year development plan for 2021-2025. The Malaysian government releases a new development plan every five years. It outlines economic priority areas, sets goals, and explains how to achieve those goals over theContinue Reading

The Non-Aligned Movement is committed to the protection of the rights of women. The Movement has reiterated that the violence against women and girls, including manifestations of extreme violence, continues to be a major obstacle to the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of women. In this regard, NAM MemberContinue Reading

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared from the Red Fort on the eve of India’s 75th Independence Day that the government will launch the ‘PM Gati Shakti Master Plan,’ an INR 100 lakh-crore project to construct ‘holistic infrastructure’ throughout the country. The government’s goal with the ‘Gati Shakti’ schemeContinue Reading

On the sidelines of COP26 or the United Nations climate meeting at Glasgow, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) signed a host country agreement with India. With this, the lead UN body on Environment cooperation will open its India office and get legal treatment at par with other UN bodies thatContinue Reading

Launched during the 2015 United Nations General Assembly, the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) is a collaborative partnership that gathers the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Bank, six Central African partner countries and a coalition of donors. It aims toContinue Reading

October 25, 2021, marked the second anniversary of Azerbaijan assuming the Chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement. Exactly 2 years ago, i.e., in 2019, Azerbaijan took over the Chairmanship of the NAM from Venezuela at the 18th Summit of the Movement held at Baku. During the 18th NAM Summit, Azerbaijan PresidentContinue Reading

ASEAN is a regional organisation that promotes economic, political, and security cooperation among its ten members namely Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The group has been a driving force behind Asian economic integration, pushing efforts to construct one of the world’s largest freeContinue Reading

The Non-Aligned Movement, which comprises 120 Member States today and is the largest grouping of the developing world, was founded and held its first conference (the Belgrade Conference) in 1961 under the leadership of Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia, Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt, Jawaharlal Nehru of India, Kwame NkrumahContinue Reading

Thailand’s 13th national economic and social development plan, which will run from 2023 to 2027, intends to transform the country in order to achieve five goals. For the first time, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha revealed the specifics of the proposed 13th five-year National Economic and Social Development Plan, whichContinue Reading