13th BRICS Summit
Recently the 13th BRICS summit has been organized under the chairmanship of India.
The theme of the summit was “BRICS @ 15: Intra-BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus’.
Cooperation, Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus these four ‘C’s are in a way the fundamental principles of BRICS partnership.
Major Decisions/Resolutions – 13th BRICS Summit
The Prime Minister of India called for enhanced cooperation among BRICS countries under the motto of Elastic, Innovative, Reliable and Sustainable Reconstruction for Global Recovery Post-Covid.
During this the ‘New Delhi Declaration’ was adopted. It called for the following:
- To resolve the Afghan crisis through peaceful means.
- To reform the major organs of the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
- BRICS has expressed collective solidarity on strengthening and reforming multilateral systems.
- To address situations of humanitarian crisis and to protect the human rights of all, including women, children and minorities.
- To expedite the implementation of the Action Plan on Counter-Terrorism.
- The agreement on space agencies and remote sensing satellites will enhance research capabilities in global climate change, disaster management, food and water crisis prevention, etc.
- Agriculture Cooperation Action Plan (Year 2021-2024) was adopted.
- BRICS brings together major emerging economies of the world such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
- It is a group representing 41 percent of the world’s population. This group contributes 24 percent of the world’s GDP and more than 16 percent of world trade.
Source – The Hindu