India to host G20 leaders’ summit in September 2023

India to host G20 leaders’ summit in September 2023

India will host the G20 Leaders’ Summit on September 9-10, next year, and its presidency of the strategic multilateral platform — in which developed and emerging economies come together- beginning December 1 this year will witness the government hosting 200 meetings in different parts of the country.

India will take on the presidency for one year — from December 1, 2022, to November 30, 2023, the government officially announced on Tuesday.

The inter-governmental organization of the world’s major developed and developing economies consists of 19 countries and the European Union. Other than the member-states and international organizations which take part in the summit, India will also be inviting Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain, and the UAE as guest countries, and the ISA (International Solar Alliance), CDRI (Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure) and the ADB (Asian Development Bank) as guest organizations. Bangladesh is the only closest neighbor to be chosen in India’s guest list.

“Whilst our G20 priorities are in the process of being firmed up, ongoing conversations inter alia revolve around inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth; LiFE (Lifestyle For Environment); women’s empowerment; digital public infrastructure and tech-enabled development in areas ranging from health, agriculture and education to commerce, skill-mapping, culture and tourism; climate financing; circular economy; global food security; energy security; green hydrogen; disaster risk reduction and resilience; developmental cooperation; fight against economic crime; and multilateral reforms,” said the government in a statement.