India’s agenda during its G20 Presidency will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, and decisive

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“India’s agenda during its G20 Presidency will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, and decisive” published in the Indian Express on 1st November 2022.

“Today, India commences its G20 presidency” published in the Business Standard on 1st November 2022.

Syllabus: GS – 2: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

Relevance: About India’s G20 agenda.

News: Today, India commences its G20 Presidency.

The world remains trapped in the same zero-sum mindset even today. This is visible by a) Countries fighting over territory or resources, b) Supplies of essential goods are weaponised such as vaccines are hoarded by a few, when billions remain vulnerable.

What will be India’s G20 agenda?

-India can present its experiences, learnings and models as possible templates for others, particularly the developing world.

-India will encourage an honest conversation among the most powerful countries — on mitigating risks posed by weapons of mass destruction and enhancing global security.

-India will seek to depoliticise the global supply of food, fertilisers and medical products, so that geopolitical tensions do not lead to humanitarian crises.

-India will encourage sustainable and environment-friendly lifestyles, based on India’s tradition of trusteeship towards nature.

Overall, India’s G20 agenda will be inclusive, ambitious, action-oriented, and decisive.

Read more: G20: Lessons from Bali summit and what it implies for India’s presidency
How India’s G20 agenda will promote a universal sense of one-ness?

Unique theme: India sees all living beings, and even inanimate things, as composed of the same five basic elements (panch tatva of earth, water, fire, air and space). India’s G20 Presidency will work to promote this universal sense of one-ness.

Hence, India decided “One Earth, One Family, One Future” to be the theme for the upcoming G20 meet. With this, India will focus on healing our “One Earth”, creating harmony within our “One Family” and giving hope for our “One Future”.

Indian democracy and economic growth: India is housing one-sixth of the human population. Along with its immense diversity of languages, religions, customs and beliefs, India is a microcosm of the world. Today, India is the fastest-growing large economy. Hence, India is better positioned to revamp the agenda of the G-20.

India’s past achievement: India has leveraged technology to create open, inclusive, and interoperable digital public goods. These have delivered revolutionary progress in fields as varied as social protection, financial inclusion, and electronic payments.

India can be a voice of the unheard: India can help in shaping G20 priorities in consultation with both G20 partners and the Global South, whose voice often goes unheard.

For all these reasons, India’s experiences can provide insights into possible global solutions.

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