Know about the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation(SCO) and Goals of SCO for UPSC CSE IAS/IPS/IFS.
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In this article, we will discuss the key points of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO) that are relevant for the UPSC CSE IAS/IPS/IFS exam.

About Shanghai Cooperation Organization SCO.

  • The creation of SCO was announced in 2001.
  • Its charter was signed in 2002 and entered into force in 2003.
  • The official Languages of SCO are Russian and Chinese.
  • The headquarter of SCO is present in Beijing, China.
  • Its members are India, Russia, Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Pakistan.
  • The charter of SCO consists of fundamental documents of SCO, its outline goal, principles, and structure, etc.
  • India and Pakistan were not originally full members of SCO but made full members in 2017.
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Goals of SCO

  • To promote cooperation in politics,trade,economy,education etc.
  • To make a joint effort for peace, stability, and security.
  • To establish democratic and fair international,political economic order.

What is HSC

  • It stands for Head of State council.
  • It is the supreme decision-making body in SCO.

Observer states of SCO

  • Iran
  • Mongolia
  • Afganistan
  • Belarus

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