Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, participated in the 15th G20 Summit convened by Saudi Arabia in virtual format, on 21-22 November, 2020. The agenda of the G 20 summit focused on building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future and a side event on safeguarding the planet.
Prime Minister in his speech underscored that for inclusive, resilient and sustainable recovery in a Post COVID world, effective global governance is required and reformed multilateralism through improvement in character, governance and processes of multilateral institutions is the need of the hour.
The Prime Minister further underscored the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals aimed at ‘leaving no one behind’. He said that India is following the same principle in the ‘Reform-Perform-Transform’ strategy to move forward with inclusive development efforts that are participative. With the changing situation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said that India has adopted a ‘Self Reliant India’ initiative. At a global level, India also took the initiative of establishing institutions like International Solar Alliance, the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure etc.
In a recorded message at a side event on ‘Safeguarding the planet’, the Prime Minister spoke about the need to fight Climate Change in an integrated, comprehensive and holistic manner. It was decided that the G20 Presidency will be held by Indonesia in 2022, India in 2023 and Brazil in 2024.
At the end of the Summit, a G20 Leaders’ Declaration was issued which called for coordinated global action, solidarity, and multilateral cooperation to overcome the current challenges and realize opportunities of the 21st century for all by empowering people, safeguarding the planet and shaping new frontiers.