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G20 Delhi Declaration: Key highlights!

The G20 Delhi Declaration is the outcome document of the 18th G20 summit, which was held in New Delhi, India on 9-10 September 2023.
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The declaration was adopted by the leaders of the G20 countries, and it covers a wide range of issues, including:

  • The war in Ukraine and its impact on the global economy
  • Climate change and sustainable development
  • Food security and nutrition
  • Digital transformation
  • Infrastructure
  • Public health
  • Gender equality
  • Anti-corruption
  • Multilateralism

The declaration reaffirms the G20's commitment to multilateralism and international cooperation, and it calls for concrete actions to address the global challenges facing the world today.

Key highlights of the G20 Delhi Declaration:

  • The leaders condemned the war in Ukraine and called for an immediate ceasefire. They also expressed their concern about the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, and they pledged to provide assistance to the affected people.
  • The leaders committed to take urgent actions to address climate change. They called for a "quantum jump" in climate financing, and they agreed to work towards achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
  • The leaders stressed the importance of food security and nutrition. They called for increased investment in agriculture and food production, and they pledged to address the challenges posed by climate change and conflict.
  • The leaders welcomed the progress made in digital transformation, and they called for further cooperation to ensure that the benefits of digital technologies are shared by all.
  • The leaders stressed the importance of infrastructure for sustainable development. They called for increased investment in infrastructure, and they agreed to work towards the development of new financing mechanisms.
  • The leaders committed to strengthening public health systems. They called for increased investment in health research and development, and they pledged to work towards universal health coverage.
  • The leaders reaffirmed their commitment to gender equality. They called for increased investment in women's empowerment, and they pledged to work towards achieving gender parity in all areas of society.
  • The leaders called for a renewed commitment to multilateralism. They stressed the importance of working together to address the global challenges facing the world today.

The G20 Delhi Declaration is a significant document that sets out the G20's priorities for the future. It is a call to action for all countries to work together to build a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous world.

The following were focus points in the G20 Delhi Declaration
A. Strong, Sustainable, Balanced, and Inclusive Growth
•    Global Economic Situation

  • Cascading crises have posed challenges to long-term growth. 
  • Global economic growth is below its long-run average and remains uneven. 
  • Recognising the critical role of private enterprise in accelerating growth and driving sustainable economic transformations. 
  • Recognising that start-ups and MSMEs are natural engines of growth. 

•    Unlocking Trade for Growth
•    Preparing for the Future of Work

  • Recognise that well-integrated and adequately skilled workers.
  • Map global skill and address skill gaps globally
  • Facilitate cross-country comparability and mutual recognition of skills and qualifications.
  • Digital upskilling and reskilling programmes.
  • Achieve sustainably through bilateral and multilateral agreements.
  • UN Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection. 
  • Acknowledge the economic significance and societal value of the cultural and creative sector.
  • Ensure adequate social protection and decent working conditions for gig and platform workers. 
  • Efforts for the elimination of child labour and forced labour along global value chains.

•    Advancing Financial Inclusion

•    Fighting Corruption

B. Accelerating Progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
•    Recommitting to Achieving SDGs
o    Recognise the role of digital transformation, AI, data advances, and the need to address digital divides. 
o    Commitment towards implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. 
o    Highlight the crucial role of tourism and culture.
•    Eliminating Hunger and Malnutrition
o    Strengthen research cooperation on climate-resilient and nutritious grains 
o    Efficient use of fertilizer and agricultural inputs, including through strengthening local fertilizer production, and to improve soil health. 
o    Agricultural productivity, reducing food loss and waste across
o    Commit to support developing countries.
o    Facilitate open, fair, predictable, and rules-based agriculture, food and fertilizer trade.
o    Strengthening the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) and the Group on Earth Observations Global Agricultural Monitoring (GEOGLAM).
•    Macroeconomic impacts of food and energy insecurity
o    Strengthening primary health care and health workforce and improving essential health services and health systems.
o    Promote One Health Joint Plan of Action (2022-2026).
o    Enhance the resilience of health systems and support development of climate resilient and low-carbon health systems.
o    Implement Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial consumption surveillance.
•    Delivering Quality Education
•    Recognize the importance of foundational learning (literacy, numeracy, and socioemotional skills) as the primary building block for education and employment.
•    Harness digital technologies to overcome the digital divides for all learners. 
•    Extend support to educational institutions and teachers to enable them to keep pace with emerging trends and technological advances including AI.
•    Expanding access to high-quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
•    Eliminating Hunger and Malnutrition
•    Culture as a Transformative Driver of SDGs
•    Green Development Pact for a Sustainable Future
•    Mainstreaming Lifestyles for Sustainable Development (LiFE)
•    Designing a Circular Economy World
•    Delivering on Climate and Sustainable Finance
•    Harnessing and Preserving the Ocean-based Economy
•    Ending Plastic Pollution
•    Financing Cities of Tomorrow
•    Reducing Disaster Risk and Building Resilient Infrastructure

D. Multilateral Institutions for the 21st Century
•    Reducing Disaster Risk and Building Resilient Infrastructure
•    Reinvigorating Multilateralism
•    Reforming International Financial Institutions
•    Managing Global Debt Vulnerabilities

E. Technological Transformation and Digital Public Infrastructure
•    Building Digital Public Infrastructure
•    Building Safety, Security, Resilience and Trust in the Digital Economy
•    Crypto-assets: Policy and Regulation
•    Central Bank Digital Currency
•    Fostering Digital Ecosystems
•    Harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Responsibly for Good and for All

F. International Taxation
G. Gender Equality and Empowering All Women and Girls
•    Enhancing Economic and Social Empowerment
•    Bridging the Gender Digital Divide
•    Driving Gender Inclusive Climate Action
•    Securing Women’s Food Security, Nutrition, and Well-Being
•    Creation of a Working Group on the Empowerment of Women
H. Financial Sector Issues
I. Countering Terrorism and Money laundering
J. Creating a More Inclusive World

G20 Delhi Declaration Complete Document (Pdf)

Published date : 12 Sep 2023 12:23PM

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