2nd Development Working Group Meeting under Indian G20 presidency

India convened the second Development Working Group meeting from 6th to 9th April, 2023 in Kumarakom, Kerala. Over 80 delegates from G20 Members, 9 invitee countries, and various international and regional organizations participated. The formal proceedings of the DWG meeting were inaugurated by Secretary (Economic Relations) of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Shri Dammu Ravi, who welcomed delegates to the DWG meeting, and stated India’s efforts to bring the developmental agenda to the center stage. Emphasising on the role of the DWG as a key track of the G20 for development issues, he highlighted the need for DWG to find collective solutions to address the diverse global development challenges.

The agenda for the DWG meeting included discussions on the building blocks of G20’s role in accelerating progress on the SDGs, High Level Principles of Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE), principles guiding digital transformation and capacity building for data for development, transitions that are globally just, women-led development and enhancing international coordination and partnerships.

The DWG meeting was preceded by side events, wherein the issues of ‘data for development’, ‘lifestyle for environment’, and ‘transitions that are globally just’ were covered. The side event was organized in partnership with Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI), United Nations in India, Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). 

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