India to host second Global South Summit today

NEW DELHI: India will host the second Voice of Global South Summit on Friday, with a focus on sharing with the members the key outcomes achieved in various G20 meetings during India’s presidency of the grouping.

The challenges posed by global developments are also likely to be discussed at the summit, which will be held virtually, said officials.

The summit will also serve as a platform to discuss ways to sustain the momentum for the common aspiration of the member countries of a more inclusive, representative and progressive world order, they said.

Ten sessions will be held as part of the summit, with the inaugural and concluding sessions at the head of state or government level and hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The theme of the inaugural leaders’ session is ‘Together, for Everyone’s Growth, with Everyone’s Trust’ and that of the concluding leaders’ session is ‘Global South: Together for One Future’.

The eight ministerial sessions include a foreign ministers‘ session on ‘India & the Global South: Emerging Together for a Better Future’, education ministers’ session on ‘Making Human Resources Future Ready’, finance ministers’ session on ‘Financing People-Centric Development’ and environment ministers’ session on ‘Sustainable Solutions for Climate Resilience and Climate Finance’.

The summit will also see a foreign ministers’ session on ‘Global South and One Development’, energy ministers’ session on ‘Affordable & Inclusive Energy Transition for Sustainable Development’, health ministers’ session on ‘Solutions from the Global South for One Health’ and commerce and trade ministers’ session on ‘Global South & Resilient Supply Chains’.

India had hosted the inaugural Voice of Global South Summit on January 12-13. The virtual summit brought together 125 countries of the global south to share their perspectives and priorities on a common platform. ET was the first to report that the second edition of the summit would be held on November 17.

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William Murphy

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