U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the first plenary session at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)


List of Important Summits and its Venue- Important GK Updates

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In this topic we are covering most summits held all over the globe in year 2016. IMPORTANT SUMMITS LIST article also include important details about the organizations which held these summits.



  • Founded in 1999
  • aninternational forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies
  • 19 individual countries—Argentina,Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States—along with the European Union (EU).
  • India is member
  • This year summit in hangzhou, china


APEC(Asia Pacific Economic Corporation)

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  • forum for 21 Pacific Rim member economies
  • promotesfree trade throughout the Asia-Pacific
  • established in 1989
  • HQ- Singapore
  • India is not a member


  • This year summit held in Peru(Lima)
  • Next year(2017) will be in Vietnam

Nuclear Security Summit-


  • first summit was organized in 2010 in Washington DC, United States
  • Aim of this summit is restraining nuclear terrorism
  • 4th summit in washington DC
  • India took part



  • independent international organization
  • to encourage the  commercial, political and cultural cooperation between the BRICS nations
  • an organization of the emerging economies in the world those are BRAZIL, RUSSIA, INDIA, CHINA and SOUTH AFRICA.


  • This year summit held in Goa India.
  • Next year in China
  • This summit is also called as Goa Declaration
  • New Development Bank is made in 2012

SAARC(South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation)


  • intergovernmental organization
  • SAARC was founded inDhaka on 8th December,1985
  • secretariat is inKathmandu, Nepal
  • This year summit was cancelled


ASEAN ( Association of South-east Asian Nations)-


  • regional organisation
  • promotes intergovernmental cooperation
  • facilitates economic integration amongst its members
  • 8 August 1967
  • Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and Vietnam.
  • Aim- acceleratingeconomic growth
  • This year summit in Laos
  • Next year will be in Phillipines

Pravasi Bhartiya Divas-

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  • 9 January 1915
  • day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in Bombay
  • 7-9 January 2017 bangluru

NATO( North Atlantic Treaty Organization)-


  • 4 April 1949
  • HQ – Brussels
  • Command Operations is near Mons
  • 28 atlantic ocean countrys
  • intergovernmental military alliance
  • The organization constitutes a system of collective defence
  • India is not a part of NATO
  • This year summit was held in Warsow(Poland)


OPEC( Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries )


  • Founding Members ( 5 Members) Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
  • Later Joined By ( 9 Members) Libya, UAE, Qatar, Indonesia, Algeria, Nigeria, Ecuador, Angola, and Gabon
  • This year summit was in Vienna(Austria)

ADB(Asian Development bank)

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  • Regional development bankestablished on 19 December 1966,
  • Headquartered Manila,
  • To promote social andeconomic development in Asia.
  • The bank admits the members of theUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and non-regional developed countries.
  • ADB now has 67 members, of which 48 are from within Asia and the Pacific and 19 outside.
  • India is part
  • This year summit held in Frankfruit(Germany)

World Economic Forum(WEF)


  • Nonprofitsfoundation
  • HQ-Cologny, Geneva
  • Objective- committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas
  • Summit in Davos(Switzerland)

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)-


  • AEurasian political, economic, and military organisation
  • HQ-Beijing(China)
  • Members China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan
  • India and Pakistan has also gain membership in 2015
  • Summit in Uzbekistan

Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)


  • Started inBelgrade in 1961
  • Aninternational organisation (group of countries) who do not want to be officially aligned (friends) with or against any major power block of different countries
  • Havana declaration is related to NAM
  • It was created byYagoslaiva’s President,Josip Broz Tito India’s first Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru and  Egypt’s second President, Gamal Abdel Naseer, Ghana’s first president Kwame Nakrumah, and Indonesia’s first President, Sukarno
  • This year summit held in Venezuela(17th)



  • Group consisting ofCanada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • TheEuropean Union is also represented within the G7
  • The 42 summit was held in Japan in May 2016


World Sustainable Development Summit-


  • The Energy and Resources Institute’s (TERI) annual event
  • First summit in 2016 in New Delhi

Asia Security Summit-

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  • Track One inter-governmental security forum
  • The Shangri-La Dialogue
  • held annually by an independent think tank
  • theInternational Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) which is attended by defence ministers, permanent heads of ministries and military chiefs
  • 28 Asia-Pacific states
  • Shangri-La Hotel inSingapore where it has been held since 2002.
  • Summit this year held in Singapore

First World Conference on Tourism For Development-

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  • Summit held in China
  • Theme was Tourism for Peace and Development


2016 Islamic Summit Conference

  • Summit in Istanbul

North-East ASEAN Business Summit-

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  • In Imphal,India

2016 International Conference on the Zero


  • Summit held in France
  • A tribute to world by Aryabhatta

Hear of Asia Summit-


  • Held in new Delhi
  • 6th ministerial conference held in (Amritsar)
  • For peace and stability in Afghanistan

17TH India-Russia Annual Summit-

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  • Held in Goa
  • on the occasion of 70th anniversary of India and Russia diplomatic relation

International Buddhist Conference

  • Nepal


New Fund “Education can not Wait”

  • At UN World Humanitarian Summit
  • At Istanbul

This list is made by keeping in mind various exams and there previous year patterns.

So enjoy Important summits in 2016 and keep revising them, all the best and remember EK SAATHI AUR BHI THA.

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