G20 Empower Summit begins in Gandhinagar

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On 1 August, the G20 Empower Summit under India's G20 Presidency began in Gandhinagar.

An Overview of the News

  • Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani will inaugurate the summit.

  • The theme of the two-day conference is "Women-led development: ensuring sustainable, inclusive and equitable global economic growth".

  • In the inaugural session, Smriti Irani will launch the G20 Empower Digital Inclusion platform, which aims to bridge the gender digital divide by providing digital skills and knowledge to women.

  • Several other key outcomes under the G20 Empower agenda will also be unveiled, including the adoption of the Best Practices Playbook and the G20 Empower Communicate.

  • The summit will host various sessions, each focusing on different aspects of women empowerment.

  • It will see the participation of a large number of delegates including global experts, policy makers and stakeholders from G20 countries, invited countries and international organisations.

  • The G20 Alliance for the Empowerment and Advancement of Women's Economic Progress is a private sector-led initiative under the Sherpa Track of the G20.

About the G20

  • It is an international forum of the world's leading economies established in 1999.

  • Its primary objective is to promote international financial stability and sustainable economic growth.

  • The G20 serves as a forum to discuss and coordinate policies related to a wide range of economic and financial issues such as trade, investment, employment, energy and climate change.

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