Goa Action Plan

Published By : Admin | October 16, 2016 | 21:36 IST

We took note of the following events held under India’s BRICS Chairpersonship before the Goa Summit.

Meetings of Parliamentarians & Ministers

  1. BRICS Women Parliamentarians’ Forum(20-21 August 2016, Jaipur)
  2. Meeting of National Security Advisers (15-16 September 2016, New Delhi) 
  3. Meeting of BRICS Agriculture Ministers (23 September 2016, New Delhi) 
  4. Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Disaster Management (22-23 August 2016, Udaipur) 
  5. Meeting of BRICS Education Ministers (30 September 2016, New Delhi) 
  6. Meeting of BRICS Environment Ministers (16 September 2016, Goa) 
  7. Meetings of BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (14 April 2016, Washington; 14 October 2016, Goa) 
  8. Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relationson the margins of UNGA (20 September 2016, New York) 
  9. Luncheon Meeting of BRICS Health Ministers and Heads of Delegation on the margins of 69th World Health Assembly (24 May 2016, Geneva) 
  10. Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Labour& Employment (9 June 2016 on the margins of ILO meeting, Geneva; 27-28 September 2016, Agra) 
  11. 4th BRICS Science, Technology & InnovationMinisterial Meeting (8 October 2016, Jaipur) 
  12. Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers (13 October 2016, New Delhi) 

Meetings of Working Groups/Senior Officials/Technical Groups/Experts Group

  1. Meeting of BRICS Working Group on Agriculture (22 September 2016, New Delhi) 
  2. Meetings of Experts for BRICS Agriculture Research Platform (27-28 June 2016, New Delhi; 21 September 2016, New Delhi) 
  3. Meeting of BRICS Senior Officials for Anti-Corruption (16 March 2016 on the margins of OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Paris; 8 June 2016 on the margins of 2nd G20 ACWG meeting in London) 
  4. Anti-Drug Working Group Meeting (8 July 2016, New Delhi) 
  5. Meeting of BRICS Competition Authoritieson the margins of International Legal Forum (19 May 2016, St. Petersburg, Russia) 
  6. Meeting of BRICS Contact Group on Economic and Trade Issues (CGETI) (12 April 2016, New Delhi; 29 July 2016, Agra; 12 October 2016, New Delhi) 
  7. Meeting of the Working Group on Counter Terrorism (14 September 2016, New Delhi) 
  8. Meeting of BRICS Customs Agencieson the margins of Conference of the World Customs Organization (11-16 July 2016, Brussels) 
  9. Meeting of BRICS Heads of Customs Administrations (15-16 October 2016, Goa) 
  10. Meeting of BRICS Development Partnership Administrations (DPAs) and Forum for Indian Development Cooperation (FIDC) (6-7 August 2016, New Delhi) 
  11. Meeting of BRICS Senior Officials on Education (29 September 2016, New Delhi) 
  12. 1st Meeting of BRICS Universities League Members (2 April 2016, Beijing) 
  13. Meeting of Working Group on Energy Saving and Improvement of Energy Efficiency (4-5 July 2016, Visakhapatnam) 
  14. Employment Working GroupMeeting (27-28 July 2016, Hyderabad). 
  15. Meeting of BRICS Working Group on Environment (15 September 2016, Goa) 
  16. BRICS Dialogue on Foreign Policy (25-26 July 2016, Patna). 
  17. Meeting of Heads of Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) (13 October 2016, New Delhi) 
  18. 6th Informal meeting of BRICS Finance Officials on the margins of FATF(16 February 2016, Paris) 
  19. 7th Informal meeting of BRICS Finance Officials on the margins of FATF (18-24 June 2016, Bussan, RoK) 
  20. Technical Group Meeting of BRICS Development Banks (10-11 March 2016, Udaipur) 
  21. Working Group Meeting of BRICS Development Banks (28-29 July 2016, Mumbai) 
  22. Working Group Meeting of BRICS Development Banks(on Local Currency Financing) (14 October 2016, Goa) 
  23. Working Group Meeting of BRICS Development Banks(on Innovation Financing)( 14 October 2016, Goa) 
  24. Annual Meeting of BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism (15 October 2016, Goa) 
  25. Meeting of Heads of BRICS Development Banks with NDB (15-16 October 2016, Goa) 
  26. 1st Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of BRICS NDB (20 July 2016, Shanghai) 
  27. BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement Working Group Meeting(25 February 2016, Shanghai) 
  28. 2nd BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement Standing Committee Meeting (26 February 2016, Shanghai) 
  29. 2nd BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement Governing Council Meeting (6 October 2016, Washington) 
  30. BRICS Working Group on Geospatial Technology and Application (2 March 2016, Noida) 
  31. 6th Meeting of Heads of Intellectual Property Offices (HIPO) (20-22 June 2016, Moscow) 
  32. Meeting of BRICS Network University International Governing Board (IGB) (27 September 2016, Mumbai) 
  33. BRICS Railway Experts’ Meeting (29 April 2016, Lucknow; 14-15 July 2016, Secunderabad) 
  34. 6th Meeting of BRICS Senior Officials on Science, Technology & Innovation (7 October 2016, Jaipur) 
  35. Meeting of BRICS Science, Technology & Innovation FundingWorking Group (6 October 2016, Jaipur) 
  36. 2nd Meeting of the BRICS Astronomy Working Group (8 September 2016, Ekaterinburg) 
  37. 1stPhotonics Conference of BRICSCountries (30-31 May 2016, Moscow) 
  38. 2nd Meeting of BRICSOfficials within specialized session "Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Disasters” (26 August 2016, Saint-Petersburg) 
  39. BRICS Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas meeting (29-30 April 2016, Jaipur; 5-6 August 2016, Bhopal; 2-3 September 2016, Hangzhou; 8-10 October 2016, New Delhi; 12-13 October 2016, Goa) 
  40. Technical Level Meeting of BRICS National Statistical Agencies (24-26 February 2016, New Delhi) 
  41. Meeting of Heads of BRICS Supreme Audit Institutions (24 June 2016, Beijing) 


  1. BRICS Academic Forum (19-22 September 2016, Goa) 
  2. BRICS Think Tank Council meeting (23 September 2016, New Delhi) 
  3. BRICS Civil Forum (3-4 October 2016, New Delhi) 
  4. BRICS Digital Conclave (28-29 April 2016, New Delhi) 
  5. Workshop on International Arbitration Mechanism (27 August 2016, New Delhi) 
  6. Seminar on Challenges in Developing the Bond Market in BRICS (27 September 2016, Mumbai) 
  7. BRICS Economic Forum (13-14 October 2016, Goa) 
  8. BRICS Financial Forum (15 October 2016, Goa) 
  9. Workshop on Financial Inclusion for BRICS Nations (19 September 2016, Mumbai) 
  10. Seminar on Long Term Infrastructure Financing and PPP best practices(22 September 2016, New Delhi) 
  11. Workshop on Investment Flows (13 October 2016, Mumbai) 
  12. BRICS Handicraft Artisans Exchange Programme(6-15 September 2016, Jaipur) 
  13. Workshop on Access to Medicines and Trade Agreements (23 May 2016, Geneva) 
  14. Workshop on Health Surveillance System (1-2 August 2016, Bengaluru) 
  15. 1st General Conference on BRICS Network University (7-8 April 2016, Ekaterinburg, Russia) 
  16. Workshop on Skill Development (25-29 July 2016, Mumbai) 
  17. Workshop on Export Credit (14 October 2016, Goa) 
  18. 2nd Round Table on MSMEs and Seminar on Services (28 July 2016, Agra) 
  19. BRICS Seminars on NTMs and Services (11 April 2016, New Delhi) 
  20. BRICS Water Forum (29-30 September 2016, Moscow) 
  21. BRICS Wellness Forum (10-11 September 2016, Bengaluru) 
  22. 3rd Meeting of the BRICS Urbanization Forum (14-16 September 2016, Visakhapatnam) 
  23. BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave (14-16 April 2016, Mumbai) 
  24. BRICS Smart Cities Workshop (17-19 August 2016, Jaipur) 

BRICS Business Council& BRICS Business Forum

  1. BRICS Business Council (14 October 2016, New Delhi; 15 October 2016, Goa) 
  2. BRICS Business Council interaction with BRICS Leaders (16 October 2016, Goa) 
  3. BRICS Business Forum (13 October 2016, New Delhi) 

People-to-People & Business Exchanges

  1. BRICS Trade Fair (12-14 October 2016, New Delhi) 
  2. BRICS Film Festival(2-6 September 2016, New Delhi) 
  3. BRICS Convention of Tourism (1-2 September 2016, Khajuraho) 
  4. BRICSU-17 Football Tournament (5-15 October 2016, Delhi-Goa) 
  5. BRICS Young Diplomats’ Forum (3-6 September 2016, Kolkata) 
  6. BRICS Young Scientists’ Conclave (26-30 Sept 2016, Bengaluru) 
  7. BRICS Youth Summit (1-3 July 2016, Guwahati) 

We further took note of the upcoming events under India’s BRICS Chairpersonship.

  1. BRICS Parliamentary Forum (on the margins of IPU) 
  2. Meeting of BRICS Energy Ministers 
  3. 6th Meeting of the BRICS Health Ministers 
  4. Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Telecommunications 
  5. Meeting of BRICS Senior Officials for Anti-Corruption 
  6. Meeting of Senior Officials of Health 
  7. BRICS Consultations of Middle East Envoys 
  8. BRICS Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas meetings 
  9. Meeting of the BRICS Heads of National Statistical Agencies 
  10. Meeting of BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities 
  11. Meeting of BRICS Experts on Tax Matters 
  12. Meetings of BRICS Working Group on ICT Cooperation 
  13. 2ndTechnical Workshop among BRICS Exports Credit Agencies 
  14. Exhibition and B2B Meetings on ICT 
  15. BRICS Media Forum 
  16. Workshop on Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) 
  17. Workshop on Drugs and Medical Devices 
  18. Workshop on Non Communicable Diseases 
  19. 4th BRICS Seminar on Population matters 
  20. Workshop on TB/AIDS 
  21. Foundation Conference of BRICS Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology 
  22. Conference on Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy of BRICS countries 
  23. BRICS Forum on State Owned Enterprises Reforms and Governance 
  24. Workshop on Sustainable Water Development, Conservation and Efficiency 
  25. BRICS Local Bodies' Conference (Focus: Budgeting)



  1. BRICS Agriculture Research Platform
  2. BRICS Railway Research Network 
  3. BRICS Sports Council 
  4. BRICS Rating Agency 
  5. BRICS Institute for Economic Research and Analysis 
  6. MoU on Environmental Cooperation 
  7. Regulations on BRICS Customs Cooperation Committee 
  8. MoU on Cooperation between Diplomatic Academies of BRICS Countries 
  9. MoU on Cooperation among BRICS Development Banks and the NDB 
  10. BRICS Women Parliamentarians’ Forum 
  11. BRICS Under-17 Football Tournament 
  12. BRICS Trade Fair 
  13. BRICS Film Festival 
  14. BRICS Convention on Tourism 
  15. BRICS Digital Conclave 
  16. BRICS Wellness Forum 
  17. BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave 
  18. BRICS Smart Cities Workshop 
  19. 3rdBRICS Urbanisation Forum 
  20. BRICS Local Bodies Conference 
  21. BRICS Handicraft Artisans’ Exchange Programme 
  22. BRICS Young Scientist Conclave 
  23. BRICS Innovative Idea Prize for Young Scientists 
  24. BRICS Economic Research Award
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