Important International Institutions Agencies and Fora


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                                                                1. WTO is an important international institution where decisions taken affect countries in profound manner. What is the mandate of WTO and how binding are their decisions? Critically analyse India's stand on the latest round of talks on Food security.
                                                                2. What are Special Drawing Rights? What are the requirements for SDR basket inclusion?How will Renminbi's addition impact India and other countries?
                                                                3. "The importance of TAPI is beyond academic relevance and a subject matter of diplomatic talk shops."Discuss.
                                                                4. What is the so called "Istanbul process"? Do you agree with the view that Istanbul Process is nothing more than a talk shop? Argue.
                                                                5. Why India does not want to ratify the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction? Discuss critically.
                                                                6. The G4 nations should pursue the idea of with or without veto UNSC reforms, as this will break the deadlock in negotiations. Do you agree? Discuss.
                                                                7. What are the mandate and functions of UN Women? Explain its various activities towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal-5.
                                                                8. Elucidate the main functions of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), particularly focusing on its three pillars of activities.
                                                                9. In around three years of existence, critically discuss what change the New Development Bank has been able to bring in global / regional economic and political power.
                                                                10. One of the strongest criticisms of the World Bank has been the way in which it is governed. Critically analyze the statement.
                                                                11. Elucidate the structure and mandate of International Court of Justice.
                                                                12. What are the objectives of the Bretton Woods Institutions? Discuss why there are vociferous demands for reforms in them.
                                                                13. How the Judges are elected to International Court of Justice (ICJ)? Discuss the importance of ICJ seat to India's diplomacy.
                                                                14. How can India reap the benefits if granted a permanent seat to United Nation Security Council (UNSC)? Throw light on the reasons that are impeding India's permanent membership to UNSC.
                                                                15. Explain in brief the significance of UNSC along with reforms needed at present times. Why India should be given permanent membership to the council?
                                                                16. Libya�s UN recognized government�s decision to launch a peace initiative which is directed at stabilizing the civil war-stricken country is a welcome step. Comment.
                                                                17. Foreign governments do not have the right to criticise India�s vibrant democracy and dedication to rule of law. Critically analayse the statement in context of the recent report of United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.
                                                                18. What is UNSC? What will be the impact if India get a permanent membership to the UNSC?
                                                                19. India is aiming to win a non-permanent seat at UNSC for 2 years. Do you think Indian government should think in terms changing its image of being a fence-sitter for consolidating its bid for the same?
                                                                20. The UN Budget 2020 Displays A Shift In Dynamics
                                                                21. China’s BRI is often accused of creating unsustainable debt-for-infrastructure deals across the world. Discuss in light of debt-trap diplomacy of China.
                                                                22. Throw some light on the contribution of world food programme (WFP) in India’s efforts of addressing issue of hunger & malnutrition.
                                                                23. There are several issues associated with the working of World Trade Organization, which have eroded its credibility. Analyse.
                                                                24. The treaty on Nuclear Non-Proliferation (NPT) has many flaws despite its universal acceptance. Comment on India’s position on the related issues.
                                                                25. Throw some light on the significance and challenges of membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) for India.
                                                                26. In view of Pakistan's recent removal from the grey list, evaluate the performance of FATF in fighting terror financing.
                                                                27. How is geopolitics contributing to global food insecurity? Suggest some solutions.
                                                                28. 2022 marks 60 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis. What can be learnt from this historic incident for tackling the present-day international political tensions?
                                                                29. What are the implications of the recent Israel-Lebanon maritime agreement for the situation in West Asia? What are its implications for the European energy crisis?
                                                                30. Why is India opposing the Belt and Road and Initiative? How are China's rival nations countering the BRI strategy?
                                                                31. In light of a group of 16 countries, led by Vanuatu, approaching the International Court of Justice to seek a clarification of state obligations with regards to climate action, comment on the significance of the initiatives being taken by this small Pacific island nation. What is the way ahead?
                                                                32. Evaluate the Global North’s efforts to fulfill the annual $100 billion climate finance promise to the Global South. How far can private climate finance help here?
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