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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for ‘human-centric’ globalization during G20 Presidency


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed the importance of adopting a human-centered approach to globalization during India’s tenure as host of the G20 Presidency.

In an essay published in Newsweek, Modi used the concept of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the Sanskrit word for ‘the world is one family’) to emphasize the imperative of fostering international unity and collaboration that transcends geographical boundaries. .

He elucidated three crucial transformations in the post-pandemic global landscape: the transition from a GDP-centric to a people-centric worldview, recognition of the vital role of resilient and reliable global supply chains, and a collective call for the revitalization of multilateralism. through comprehensive reform of global institutions.

“We commend Prime Minister Modi for his leadership at the G20 this year and are committed to helping ensure that India can successfully host the G20,” said White House Press Secretary Karine Jean- Rock. “We will certainly have more to share on (President Biden’s) bilateral relationship with Indian Prime Minister Modi.”

  • Narendra Modi key quotes:

1. “As people of One Earth, we come together to nurture our common planet. As a global family, we pledge to support each other in our pursuit of progress.”

2. “Our stewardship of the G20 Presidency has acted as a catalyst for these transformative changes. »

3. “The aspiration for climate action must be accompanied by concrete efforts in terms of climate finance and technology transfer. »

4. “Democratizing climate action is the most effective way to energize this global movement. »

5. “Our G20 Presidency is actively tackling the digital gender divide, reducing disparities in labor market participation and promoting increased representation of women in leadership positions.”

Modi’s op-ed highlights India’s determination to play a forward-looking role during its G20 presidency. The Indian government has championed the principles of inclusiveness, sustainability and international cooperation. He makes the case for a paradigm shift towards a human-centered perspective, responding to the urgency of climate action and advocating for greater inclusiveness in technology adoption. India’s G20 Presidency aims to be a platform to foster meaningful global dialogue and collaboration, with a focus on creating a world where unity prevails over discord and where the voice of every nation resounds. .

Chinese President Xi Jinping has chosen not to participate in this G20 summit, this is the first time he has done so. Russian President Vladimir Putin will also be absent from the event.

President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on June 22, 2023. India hosts the G20.
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