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7th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting

BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: International Relations- Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

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BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting in News

  • Recently, Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs participated in the 7thBRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting on 24 May, 2022.

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7th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting

  • About: 7thBRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting is being hosted by the People’s Republic of China through video conference with participation from all BRICS Member Nations.
  • Theme: 7thBRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting theme is “Establishing a Cultural Partnership Featuring Inclusiveness and Mutual Learning among BRICS”.
  • Focus Areas: The areas of focus of the7th BRICS Culture Ministers’ Meeting discussion were-
    • Promoting the development and cooperation on cultural digitalization,
    • Strengthening cooperation on cultural heritage protection and
    • Advancing the building of cultural exchange platforms of BRICS countries.
  • Key Outcomes:
    • The Ministers adopted the BRICS Action Plan 2022-2026 to further strengthen the cultural cooperation and implement the BRICS Cultural Cooperation Agreement signed in 2015.
    • Action Plan for the Implementation of the Agreement between the Governments of the BRICS States on Cooperation in the field of Culture (2022-2026) was agreed and signed by the Ministers of Culture of all BRICS Nations.

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About BRICS Grouping  

  • About: BRICS is an acronym for the grouping of the world’s leading emerging economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
  • Background: In 2001, Goldman Sachs’ Jim O’Neill authored a paper called “Building Better Global Economic BRICs”, pointing out that future GDP growth in the world would come from China, India, Russia, and Brazil.
    • Though the paper did not recommend any formal grouping, it said that BRIC economies combined would outstrip the western dominated world order before 2039.
  • BRICS Formation: In 2006, leaders of the BRIC countries met on the margins of a G-8 (now called G-7) summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, and BRIC was formalized that year.
    • Shortly afterward, in September 2006, the group was formalized as BRIC during the 1st BRIC Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which met on the sidelines of the General Debate of the UN Assembly in New York City.
    • First formal summit: took place in 2009 in the Russian Federation and focused on issues such as reform of the global financial architecture.
    • South Africa was invited to join BRIC in December 2010, after which the group adopted the acronym BRICS.
    • South Africa subsequently attended the Third BRICS Summit in Sanya, China, in 2011.
  • BRICS Headquarters: BRICS doesn’t have any headquarter rather all the countries of BRICS have offices dedicated to BRICS in their own nation.
  • BRICS Structure: BRICS does not exist in the form of organization, but it is an annual summit between the supreme leaders of five nations.
  • BRICS Presidency: The Chairmanship of the forum is rotated annually among the members, in accordance with the acronym B-R-I-C-S.
    • India had the BRICS Presidency from January 2021.
    • Currently, China has the BRICS Presidency.

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