15th BRICS Summit

The 15th BRICS summit was hosted by South Africa in Johannesburg on 22-24 August 2023.

  • Its theme was BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development and Inclusive Multilateralism.
  • Key Points
    • BRICS marked its 15th summit by expanding its membership from five to eleven countries, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Ethiopia, and Argentina joined. BRICS inducts 6 new members to become “BRICS Plus”.
    • The Indian PM Narendra Modi proposed to establish a BRICS space exploration consortium to advance cooperation in the field of space technology and research.
    • India called for BRICS collaboration under the International Big Cat Alliance to protect the endangered big cats that live in their countries.
BRICS Urbanisation Forum

  • BRICS Urbanisation Forum was organized in South Africa on July 26-27, 2023.

About the Forum

  • Held at: Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Durban, South Africa
  • Held on: July 26-27, 2023
  • Theme: Advancing urban resilience for sustainable cities and towns for future generations