New Delhi Declaration is unanimously adopted at the G20 Summit
The Declaration of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in New Delhi aims to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals
On Saturday, 9 September, the G20 summit adopted the New Delhi Declaration, which received 100% consensus on all development and geopolitical issues. Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that the adopted G20 Summit Declaration aims to promote strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth.
Addressing a joint press conference, Jaishankar said, “The Declaration that leaders agreed today aims to promote strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth. It seeks to accelerate progress towards the SDGs and provides for a plan of action.”
The document provides for a green development pact for a sustainable future, endorses high-level principles on lifestyle for sustainable development, principles on hydrogen utilisation, principles on viable blue economy, principles on food security and nutrition and others, he added.
The minister said the idea behind India’s presidency – “One Earth, One Family, One Future” – is about inclusiveness, involving more participants in G20 events.
“This year, 20 member states, nine invited states and 14 international organisations are participating in the summit. A special satisfaction is given by the fact that the African Union has become a permanent member of the group,” said India’s foreign minister.
Jaishankar said the transformational and inclusive role of technology was emphasised with a focus on digital public infrastructure, as reported by ANI, a partner of TV BRICS.
The eighteenth edition of the G20 summit is being held in New Delhi on 9 and 10 September.
Photo: G20 summit broadcast