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RIS Discussion Paper Series - India’s G20 Presidency as a Voice of Global South

22 Feb 2024

India used the Indian Presidency of the G20 to bring Voice of the Global South to the centre stage by including pressing issues of importance of the global South in the agenda of the Indian G20 Presidency and by formally including the African Union as a member of the G20. [...] As the “eight-decade old model of global governance slowly changes”,2 the Global South needs to shape the emerging order with fundamental reform of the major international organisations that reflect the realities of the 21st century and give voice to the concerns of the developing world.3 “Most of the global challenges have not been created by the global south”4 even though they affect them more,. [...] The intersection of African resurgence and India’s growing economy and global profile has opened up new avenues for deepening the multi-faceted development partnership between the two emerging growth poles of the world (RIS, 2015) and the African Union’s membership in the G20 is the greatest accomplishment of India’s G20 presidency and the African Union’s membership of G20 will substantially contr. [...] It is important to note that the G20 recently agreed to keep all of the promises made in the Common Framework for Debt Treatments Beyond the DSSI, including those in the second and last paragraphs, as agreed on November 13, 2020, and to speed up the implementation of the Common Framework in a predictable, timely, orderly, and coordinated way.17 The G20 also encouraged the efforts of the Global Sov. [...] The emergence of this revolutionary pattern can be traced back to the commencement of the G20 conference in 2008.19 The same trend is also observed in the global trade of the Global South.
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