Sunday, February 5, 2023

1st Day of G20 Meetings in Mumbai: Data for Development Key Theme for Discussions under Development Working Group

Mumbai : The first meeting of the Development Working Group (DWG) under India’s G20 Presidency began in Mumbai with G20 Members, Guest countries and invited International Organizations participating in the event held at Jio International Convention Centre.
The Development Working Group is one of the crucial elements of G20 as it is often described as the custodian of developmental agenda in G20. The DWG meeting began with the keynote addresses from Sherpa Mr. Amitabh Kant, Union Minister of State for Electronic and Information Technology Mr. Rajeev Chandrasekhar and former Infosys Chairman Mr. Nandan Nilekani. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands also participated in the meeting through a video message to all delegates.
Alongside the main meeting, two side events, the first side event on the topic ‘Data for Development: Role of G20 in advancing the 2030 agenda’ Sherpa. The second side eventwas on the topic “Infusing new LiFE into Green Development”.India’s G20 Presidency lies at a crucial midpoint of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in 2015.

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