pm-to-open-summit-on-global-south

PM to Open Summit on Global South

 

 

Context: India will host the second Voice of Global South Summit on November 17 to discuss challenges posed by global developments and to sustain momentum for a more inclusive world order ahead of a virtual G20 Summit.

 

New Delhi is set to host a virtual meeting of G20 leaders on November 22 to follow up on crucial decisions made at the G20 Summit in September, especially the development agenda, and to discuss other global issues such as the geopolitical challenges arising from the Ukraine war and Israel-Hamas conflict.

 

About the Voice of Global South Summit

  • The first Voice of Global South Summit was held in January 2023 in virtual mode and the second one will also be held virtually. 
  • The initiative brought together 125 countries from the Global South to share their perspectives and priorities on a common platform.
  • The first virtual summit witnessed participation by 125 countries of the Global South and was dominated by the Ukraine war.
    • At the end of the first Voice of Global South Summit in January, India unveiled three initiatives to assist developing countries in areas ranging from technology to health
    • It also announced the “Aarogya Maitri” project to provide medical supplies to developing countries hit by natural disasters.
  • The upcoming summit is expected to echo the rumblings of the Israeli military operation in Gaza.
    • The second Voice of Global South Summit will focus on “sharing with countries of the Global South the key outcomes achieved in various G20 meetings” during India’s presidency of the grouping of the world’s 20 largest economies.
    • The challenges posed by global developments are also likely to be discussed.

 

Conclusion

India has projected itself as the representative of the Global South, and worked during its G20 presidency to ensure that the concerns of developing countries were recognised and their priorities factored into efforts to find solutions to the most pressing global challenges.

 

Imp for: UPSC Prelims, UPSC GS Mains Paper II

Topic: Voice of Global South Summit, International Relations

 

 

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