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3) Discuss the organizational structure, aims and mandate of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.(250 words)

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Topic: Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

3) Discuss the organizational structure, aims and mandate of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.(250 words)

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Why this question

Recently India and Pakistan attended the SCO meet for the first time, after their formal accession last year. This event will have significant impact on the peace, development and prosperity of not only the sub-continent, but also the entire Eurasia. The issue is related to GS-2 syllabus under the following heading-

Important International institutions, agencies and fora- their structure, mandate.

Key demand of the question.

The question simply wants us to write at length about the organizational structure of the SCO, what are its aims and what is its mandate.

Directive word

Discuss- As an all-encompassing directive, the question directs us to write in detail about the key demand of the question- organizational structure and mandate of the organization.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – mention the year of formation and preferably enlist the members of the SCO.

Body-  Take the help of the articles attached to the question in order to frame your answer.

  • Discuss the organizational structure of SCO. Preferably, draw an illustrative diagram to make a better presentation.
  • Discuss the activities/ mandate of SCO.

Conclusion– Form a fair and a balanced opinion on the overall potential of SCO and briefly discuss the scope for India.