What is the UN’s Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG)?

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India recently joined the Champions Group of the Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG).

About Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG):


  • The GCRG was set up by the UN Secretary-General in March 2022.
  • Purpose: The 32-member Group ensures high-level political leadership to get ahead of the immense inter-connected challenges of food security, energy, and financing and implement a coordinated global response to the ongoing crises. 
  • It is overseen by the Champions Group comprising representatives of Bangladesh, Barbados, Denmark, Germany, Indonesia, and Senegal.
  • The UN Deputy-Secretary-General leads the Steering Committee of the GCRG.
  • GCRG Task Team:

    • Within the Group, three work streams on Food, Energy and Finance will collate data and generate analysis, policy recommendations and solutions to support decision-making and advocacy for consideration of the Steering Committee. 
    • These workstreams will remain flexible and responsive to opportunities that seek to resolve immediate crises and the vulnerabilities of people and countries.


Q1) What is the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)?

The United Nations Charter established six main organs of the United Nations, including the UN Security Council (UNSC). UNSC has the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. Under the Charter of the United Nations, all Member States are obligated to comply with Council decisions. The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. The Security Council has permanent residence at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Source: India joins the Champions Group of the Global Crisis Response Group