Rajya Sabha Chairman, M Venkaiah Naidu has nominated 3 Members of Rajya Sabha to be the members of the Indian Council of World Affairs. The Vice President of India is the ex-officio President of ICWA.
Rajya Sabha Chairman, M Venkaiah Naidu on 22nd October, 2020, nominated the 3 Members of Rajya Sabha to be the members of the Indian Council of World Affairs. These members are Dr. Vinay P. Sahasrabuddhe, Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
The Indian Council of World Affairs was established in 1943 by a group of Indian intellectuals as a think tank. It was registered as a non-official, non-political and non-profit organisation under the Registration of Societies Act 1860.
By an Act of Parliament in 2001, the Indian Council of World Affairs has been declared an institution of national importance.It is devoted exclusively for the study of international relations and foreign affairs. Historic international conferences like ‘Asian Relations Conference’ in 1947 under the leadership of freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu and ‘United Nations and the New World Order’ in 1994 have been held by this think tank in which world renowned dignitaries addressed huge gatherings of intellectuals.