The forthcoming 18th Heads of State and Government Summit of the Group of 20 (G20) is scheduled to be convened in September 2023, hosted in the vibrant city of New Delhi, India. Spearheaded by the Indian Presidency, the G20 Summit 2023 shall be deeply engrossed in the theme, ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future.’ This profound theme seeks to underscore the profound significance of all living beings – human, animal, plant, or even the minuscule microorganisms – and their intricate interconnectedness on our precious planet Earth and beyond, in the vast expanse of the universe.
The pinnacle event of the G20 process, the Leaders’ Summit, stands as the culmination of year-long endeavours involving various Ministerial Meetings, Working Groups, and Engagement Groups, where collective wisdom and strategies are crafted.
Amidst the Indian Presidency, a prominent spotlight shall be cast upon “Lifestyle for Environment” (LiFE), stressing the utmost importance of environmentally sustainable and responsible choices at both the individual lifestyle level and the broader national development level. The primary objective is to achieve a cleaner, greener, and bluer future for our world. The diligent efforts of the Working Groups will be devoted to a diverse array of tracks, encompassing agriculture, anti-corruption, culture, digital economy, disaster risk reduction, development, education, employment, environment and climate sustainability, energy transitions, health, trade and investment, and tourism.
After the Summit, it is expected that the G20 will adopt a momentous Leaders’ Declaration, articulating the unwavering commitment of the leaders towards the priority issues extensively discussed and collectively agreed upon during the Ministerial and Working Group Meetings.
The G20 consists of 19 sovereign nations and the European Union. These 19 nations, namely Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States, join hands with a shared vision for global prosperity and harmony. Notably, India is entrusted with the esteemed Presidency of the G20 from 1 December 2022 until 30 November 2023.