Describing India’s G20 Presidency as its “most high-profile international endeavour ever”, the country’s envoy to the UN has said that the meetings of the influential grouping are happening at a time when the world faces multiple challenges ranging from climate change to the economic slowdown, food and energy insecurity and geopolitical conflicts. India assumed the Presidency of the G20 for one year from December 1, 2022, to 30 November 2023.
The G20 Summit will be held in New Delhi on September 9-10 this year and will “have the largest ever participation”, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj said on Monday in her briefing to UN member states on India’s G-20 Presidency. “India’s G20 Presidency comes at a time when the world faces multiple challenges, ranging from climate change and lack of progress in SDGs to the economic slowdown, debt distress, uneven pandemic recovery, food and energy insecurity and geopolitical conflicts,” she said.
“Yet in every challenge lies an opportunity. The world is looking at G20 as a ray of hope in providing fresh perspectives and durable solutions to global problems,” she said, according to a statement of her remarks posted on the website of the Permanent Mission of India to the UN.