India took over the presidency of the G-20 on 1 December 2022. G-20 i.e. group of 20 countries of the world are connected on a single platform for discussion and participation on international economic and financial agenda. The G20 Summit 2023 will organize from 9 September 2023 to 10 September 2023 at Pragati Maidan in Delhi.
During this, there will be more than 200 meetings across the country. The theme of the Indian presidency of G-20 is ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’. The logo for this, a lotus flower and a globe, depicts India’s global approach to life.
What is G20?
The G-20 was formed in the year 1999 and this is also called Group of Twenty. It is an informal grouping of the EU and 19 countries. Its leaders gather every year at the G-20 summit and discuss ways to boost the global economy. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States of America are the members of this group.
Why G-20 was formed?
Initially it used to be an association of finance ministers and governors of central banks. Its first conference was organized in December 1999 in Berlin, the capital of Germany. In 2008, the world faced a terrible recession. After this it was converted into an organization of top leaders. After this it was decided that the leaders of G-20 nations would meet once a year.
Why G-20 summit is important for India?
The biggest thing about this organization is the meeting of the top leaders of many countries of the world every year in the summit. Also this year till 30 December 2023 the President of G20 is the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
India has tough challenges ahead of it, key areas of focus for India include building public digital infrastructure, collective disaster risk reduction and resilience, work on stabilizing global supply chains and food security, collective action against terrorism, energy security, women empowerment, global development and Financial literacy, tourism and culture, development cooperation, pandemic prevention and preparedness, collective action against financial crimes, etc.
G20 Member Countries List
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- United States
- The European Union
G20 Summit 2023 Schedule in India
|4th to 7th December, 2022||1st Sherpa meeting||Udaipur|
|13th to 15th December, 2022||1st Finance & Central Bank Deputies Meeting||Bengaluru|
|13th to 16th December, 2022||1st Development Working Group Meeting||Mumbai|
|16th to 17th December, 2022||1st Framework Working Group Meeting||Bengaluru|
|20th December, 2022||1st Joint Finance and Health Task Force Meeting||Virtual mode|
|9th to 11th January, 2023||1st Meeting for the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion||Kolkata|
|16th to 17th January, 2023||1st Infrastructure Working Group Meeting||Pune|
|18th to 20th January, 2023||1st Health Working Group Meeting||Thiruvananthapuram|
|30th to 31st January, 2023||1st International Financial Architecture Working Group Meeting||Chandigarh|
|31st January to 2nd February, 2023||1st Education Working Group Meeting||Chennai|
|2nd to 4th February, 2023||1st Employment Working Group Meeting||Jodhpur|
|2nd to 3rd February, 2023||1st Sustainable Finance Working Group Meeting||Guwahati|
|5th to 7th February, 2023||1st Energy Transitions Working Group Meeting||Bengaluru|
|7th to 9th February, 2023|
1st Tourism Working Group Meeting
|Rann of Kutch|
|9th to 11th February, 2023||1st Environment and Climate Working Group Meeting||Bengaluru|
|13th to 15th February, 2023||1st Agriculture Working Group Meeting||Indore|
|13th to 15th February, 2023||1st DEWG to Seminar on Digital inclusion & Excursion||Lucknow|
|22nd to 25th February, 2023||1st FMCBG and 2nd FCBD Meeting||Bengaluru|
|23rd to 25th February, 2023||1st Culture Working Group Meeting||Khajuraho|
|1st to 2nd March, 2023||G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting||Delhi|
|1st to 4th March, 2023||1st Anti-Corruption Working Group Meeting||Gurugram|
|6th to 7th March, 2023||2nd Meeting for the Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion||Hyderabad|
|15th to 17th March, 2023||2nd Education Working Group Meeting||Amritsar|
|20th March, 2023||2nd Joint Finance-Health Task Force Meeting||Virtual mode|
|21st to 23rd March, 2023||2nd Sustainable Finance Working Group Meeting||Udaipur|
|24th to 25th March, 2023||2nd Framework Working Group Meeting||Chennai|
|27th to 29th March, 2023||2nd Environment and Climate Working Group Meeting||Gandhinagar|
|28th to 29th March, 2023||1st Trade & Investment Working Group Meeting||Mumbai|
|29th to 31st March, 2023||2nd Agriculture Working Group Meeting||Visakhapatnam|
|30th March to 1st April, 2023||1st Disaster Management Working Group Meeting||Chandigarh|
|30th March to 2nd April, 2023||1st Disaster Management Working Group Meeting||Gandhinagar|
|30th March to 2nd April, 2023||2nd Sherpa Meeting||Kumarakom|
|30th to 31st March, 2023||2nd International Financial Architecture Working Group Meeting||Paris|
|1st to 4th April, 2023||2nd Tourism Working Group Meeting||Siliguri/Darjeeling|
|2nd to 4th April, 2023||2nd Energy Working Group Meeting||Gandhinagar|
|3rd to 5th April, 2023||2nd Employment Working Group Meeting||Guwahati|
|6th to 9th April, 2023||2nd Development Working Group Meeting||Kumarakom|
|12th to 13th April, 2023||2nd Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting||Washington DC|
|17th to 19th April, 2023||2nd Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting||Goa|
|17th to 19th April, 2023||2nd Digital Economy Working Group Meeting||Hyderabad|
|17th to 19th April, 2023||Meeting of Agricultural chief Scientists||Varanasi|
|24th to 27th April, 2023||3rd Education Working Group Meeting||Bhubaneswar|