Four day Meeting of G20 Development Working Group under India's Presidency begins in Mumbai

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G20 Development Working Group under India's Presidency begins in Mumbai

The G20 Development Working Group (DWG) under India's Presidency began in Mumbai on 13 December.

Important facts

  • The meeting will take place in Mumbai on 13-16 December. G20 Members, guest countries and invited international organisations would be attending the meeting in person.

  • India's G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant addressed the delegates at the inaugural session.

  • He said, the Government of India has tried to bring better data governance and has launched several initiatives like Data Governance Quality Index.

  • The group is part of the G20’s sherpa track and is one of the first working groups to be created in 2010. 

  • The Indian presidency will hold two events - “Data for Development: Role of G20 in advancing the 2030 Agenda" and “Infusing new LiFE into Green Development" - before the official meeting of the working group.

  • Review of SDG progress and G20’s efforts to achieve the SDG targets would be discussed at the DWG meeting.

  • In the context of green development, focus areas would include climate finance and technology, as well as just energy transitions for developing countries.

  • With a human-centred approach to technology, tech-enabled development in sectors ranging from agriculture to education will also be discussed.

  • The meeting will highlight women's empowerment and representation including efforts to bring women forward and in key positions to promote socio-economic development and achievement of SDGs.

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