List of Important Summit/Meetings 2019

Important Summit/ Meeting (2019): here we are providing list of important summit or meetings held in 2019.




NAM Ministerial Meeting Caracas, Venezuela

The Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement (Co-BNAM) was held in Caracas, Venezuela with the theme “Promotion and Consolidation of Peace through Respect for International Law”. India was represented by Syed Akbaruddin, Indian envoy to the United Nations.

(Updated- July 20, 2019)

DefExpo 2020 Lucknow The defence ministry will hold its 11th biennial arms exhibition ‘DefExpo 2020’ in Lucknow, next year from February 5-8 in line with Modi government’s big push to develop Uttar Pradesh as one of the two major defence manufacturing hubs.
19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting  London, United Kingdom  The 19th Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers’ Meeting (CFAMM) for the year 2019 was held at the Commonwealth’s headquarters in Marlborough House, London, United Kingdom (UK)

(Updated- July 10, 2019)


USISPF 2nd annual leadership summit Washington It focussed on defence and energy security. Republican Senator Dan Sullivan, Deputy US Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish, and India’s Ambassador to the US, Harsh V Shringla were among the top speakers of the summit.

(Updated- July 11, 2019)


5th India-EU High Level Dialogue on Migration and Mobility New Delhi It was co-chaired by Mr. Sanjiv Arora, Secretary (Consular, Passport & Visa and Overseas Indian Affairs) and Ms. Paraskevi Michou, Director General [Migration and Home Affairs], European Commission. It was also attended by Heads of Mission and other representatives of the Diplomatic Missions of EU Member States who were invited as Observers for the first time.

(Updated- July 11, 2019)

The 2nd edition of India-Russia Strategic Economic Dialogue 2019 New Delhi It aims at bilateral cooperation between two countries in various fields. It was chaired by Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman of India’s think tank, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog, and Russia’s Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Timur Maksimov.

(Updated- July 10, 2019)

G20 Summit 2019 Osaka, Japan  The G20 (Group of 20) Summit 2019 was held at the International Exhibition Center, Osaka, Japan on June 28-29, 2019. It was the 14th meeting of the G20. The 2018 G20 Summit was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the 2020 G20 Summit will be held in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


G20 Ministerial Meeting Tsukuba city, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan It is one of the eight Ministerial Meetings. Trade and Economy Ministers of the Group of 20 major economies discussed the ways to reorder trade rules and finances in an era of technological change and protectionism.
15th Finance Commission held a meeting Meghalaya 15th Finance Commission headed by the Chairman Shri N.K. Singh held meeting with the representatives of Autonomous Development Councils (ADCs) of Meghalaya as part of its visit to the State. There are 3 ADCs in Meghalaya namely the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council, the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council and the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council.
14th OIC summit Mecca, Saudi Arabia 14th Islamic Summit organized by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit was held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It was hosted by Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. The summit, titled as “Mecca Summit: Together for the Future”, aimed at developing a unified stance on events in the Islamic world.
G20 Finance Ministers meeting and Central Bank Governors meet Fukuoka, Japan G20 Summit, to be held in Osaka, Japan, from 28-29 June 2019, a G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meet was held in Fukuoka, Japan on 8-9 June. It was one of the 8 ministerial meetings taking place in Japan before 2019 G20 summit. This is for the first time that Japan is hosting the G20 Summit & Ministerial Meetings at its eight different locations.
2nd Global Disability Summit Aires,Argentina The 2nd Global Disability Summit was held at Buenos Aires, Argentina from June 6 to June 8, 2019. The objectives of the summit were to deliberate on issues across the world concerning empowerment and inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and to work out a mechanism for enabling them to live an independent and dignified life.
Second Edition of World Food India New Delhi Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal announced that World Food India (WFI) 2019, a biennial event, will be held at Vigyan Bhawan and Rajpath Lawns in New Delhi from 1-4 November 2019. It will be the biggest gathering of all global and domestic stakeholders in the Food Processing Sector. This will be the second edition of WFI, first was held in 2017. The tagline of the event will be “Forging Partnerships for Growth”.
G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth Karuizawa, Japan

G20 (Group of 20) Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth for the year 2019 was held at Karuizawa Prince Hotel (Karuizawa Town, Nagano), Japan on June 15-16, 2019.
3rd Indo-French cyber dialogue Paris, France The third Indo-French cyber dialogue 2019 was held in Paris, France. The meeting was co-chaired by Henri Verdier, French Ambassador for Digital Affairs, and Upender Singh Rawat, Joint Secretary in charge of e-Governance, Information Technology and Cyber Diplomacy at the Ministry of External Affairs.
Meeting of Expert Working Group of Paris Pact Initiative of UNODC New Delhi Meeting of Expert Working Group on Paris Pact Initiative on Illicit Financial Flows deriving from the trafficking of Opiates originating in Afghanistan was organised in New Delhi from June 27-28, 2019. It was hosted by the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance with the support of United Nations Office on Drugs & Crimes (UNODC). It was inaugurated by the Additional Secretary, Revenue Mr. Anil Kumar Jha.
16th Ministerial Meeting of the Member States of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Qatar, Doha The meeting is taking place when the world is undergoing complex changes and developments at all political, economic and financial spheres, stressing the need to deepen cooperation among Asian countries to meet the challenges of the future.
G-7 France 7 industrialised nations (France, Japan, United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom) meet organised by France.

India will be attending the Group of 7 industrialised nations meet organised by France in Biarritz in August along with Australia, Chile and South Africa, in a sign of the recognition of India’s growing economic heft in the international arena.

IBSA (India, Brazil & South Africa) Sherpas’ Meeting Cochin from May 3-5, 2019.  
the 15th Finance Commission with the Reserve Bank of India Mumbai  
Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is organising a meeting of the Regional Heads of Customs Administration of Asia Pacific Region of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Kochi India is hosting this meeting in its capacity as Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific region that it assumed on 1st July, 2018 for a two-year period.

The meeting will take stock of the progress being made in carrying forward the programmes and initiatives of WCO to promote, facilitate and secure the cross-border trade in the region and the capacity building and technical assistance required to achieve this goal.

World Trade Organisation, WTO, ministerial meeting New Delhi The meeting is being held at a time when the multilateral rule-based-trading system is facing serious and grave challenges. 

It will provide an opportunity to the Ministers to discuss various issues and the way forward. On the first day, there will be a meeting of senior officers of the participating countries. On the 2nd day, the Ministerial Meeting will be held.

UN to hold 2020 ocean conference Portugal’s Lisbon The UNGA “decides to convene the high-level 2020 United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development in Lisbon, from June 2 to 6, 2020,” according to a resolution adopted by the 80th plenary meeting of the UNGA 73rd session
Meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of Shanghai Co-operation Organization (SCO). Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek The meeting will exchange views on issues of international and regional importance. It will also review the preparations for the forthcoming SCO Summit in Bishkek which commences on the 13th of next month.


2019 Urban 20 Mayors Summit Tokyo, Japan First U20 Summit in Buenos Aires, U20 cities continue to engage with G20 and call on their national governments to work together to address the most pressing challenges our world is facing. The Summit will be two-days event that will address issues like climate action, circular economy, social inclusion, sustainable economic growth, and gender equality, as well as their linkages with the 2030 Agenda.
17thedition of World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Dead Sea,Jordan Over 1000 representatives from more than 50 countries participated in the meeting.It is the 10th meeting in Jordan .
Global Water Summit  London National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) or Namami Gange which is India’s flagship programme,  was presented, with the ‘Public Water Agency of the Year’ award by Global Water Intelligence 
21st ASEAN-India Senior Officials New Delhi Improve the connectivity and strengthen the cooperation in the maritime sector between Indian and the ASEAN countries.
G20 summit (2020) Saudi Arabia The first G20 meeting in the Arab world will be held in November 2020.
First edition of Naval Commanders’ Conference of 2019 New Delhi The Hon’ble Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed Naval Commanders Conference on the opening day.

It is the apex forum within the Service for interaction between the Naval Commanders, Chief of the Naval Staff, with the Commanders-in-Chief. They will review operational, material, logistics, HR, training and administrative activities which were undertaken during the previous six months.
 The themes of ‘Functional Reorganization of Indian Navy towards enhancing Operational Efficiency’ and ‘Optimal Manning’ were the core of discussions in this conference.



5th Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Media Summit on Climate Action and Disaster Preparedness Kathmandu, Nepal The aim of this two day summit was to address the key issue of utilizing media’s full potential of accelerating climate action and disaster preparedness and connect different stakeholders to media professionals for collaboration and joint practical projects.


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