Amitabh Kant, Indias G20 Sherpa, made a strong case for working together for the global challenges . He highlighted Indias initiatives such as Aadhaar, Unified Payments Interface (UPI), and direct benefit transfer, which have helped lift a large population above the poverty line .
Udaipur, Jan. 1, 2013: Amitabh Kant, India's G20 Sherpa, made a strong case for working together for the global challenges, focusing on developing countries and the Global South, whose voice is often ignored, as well as India's initiatives such as Aadhaar, Unified Payments Interface (UPI), and direct benefit transfer, which have helped lift a large population above the poverty line.The issue notes for 13 working groups have already been distributed among the participants, Kant said.The notes address challenges such as improved economic growth, inclusive growth, and sustainable development goals, including in health and education, climate finance, technological innovation, and digital public infrastructure.Mr. Kant said that the world will be in the listening mode as you lead us and ask questions.We need your help, guidance, and patience to make the G20 a vibrant, highly dynamic, and a positive body that can foster global development, global sustainability, and digital transformation, Mr. Kant said at the start of the deliberations.According to Kant, India's G20 presidency will continue to advocate for the developing countries and the Global South in addition to the G20 partners' priorities.Our outlook is that developing countries, the Global South, and advanced economies should be united in one and the same place.We must devise new strategies, this is a unique phenomenon of the developed world and emerging economies.We need to work on core global issues, he said.He continued by highlighting Indias efforts on digital inclusion, including establishing digital identities for everyone, creating bank accounts for everyone, which has helped us to lift a large portion of the population above the poverty line by direct benefit transfer, and fast payments, which has resulted in a large number of public services. On Tuesday, three more sessions will be held on accelerated, inclusive, and resilient growth, multilateralism, food, fuel, and fertilisers, women-led development, tourism, and culture.The next G20 Leaders Summit, at the head of state, is set to be held in New Delhi on September 9 and 10.The G20 or Group of 20 is an intergovernmental body of the worlds largest developed and emerging economies.It includes Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the European Union (EU).