India Gears Up to Host Second Voice of Global South Summit Virtually, Nepal Expected to Attend


India is all set to host the second Voice of Global South Summit on Friday in a virtual formation. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is likely to attend the Summit.

Earlier, India had hosted the inaugural Voice of Global South Summit (VOGSS) on 12-13 January 2023, in a virtual format. This unique initiative brought together 125 countries of the Global South to share their perspectives and priorities on a common platform, said India’s Ministry of External Affairs.

Throughout its G20 Presidency, India has worked to ensure that the concerns of the Global South receive due cognizance and that the priorities of the Global South were duly factored in finding solutions to the most pressing global challenges.

The 2nd VOGSS would focus on sharing with countries of the Global South the key outcomes achieved in various G20 meetings over the course of India’s Presidency, said the press release issued by India.

The challenges posed by global developments are also likely to be discussed. Further, the Summit will serve as a platform to discuss ways to sustain the momentum generated towards our common aspiration of a more inclusive, representative, and progressive world order, reads the press release.

Head of State from Global South will attend the inaugural session which will be chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The theme of the Inaugural Leaders’ Session is “Together, for Everyone’s Growth, with Everyone’s Trust” and that of the Concluding Leaders’ Session is “Global South: Together for One Future”.

In addition, there will be 8 Ministerial Sessions, with the following themes:

  • Foreign Ministers’ Session on “India & the Global South: Emerging Together for a Better Future”
  • Education Ministers’ Session on “Making Human Resources Future Ready”
  • Finance Ministers’ Session on “Financing People-Centric Development”
  • Environment Ministers’ Session on “Sustainable Solutions for Climate Resilience and Climate Finance”
  • Foreign Ministers’ Session on “Global South and One Development”
  • Energy Ministers’ Session on “Affordable & Inclusive Energy Transition for Sustainable Development”
  • Health Ministers’ Session on “Solutions from the Global South for One Health”
  • Commerce / Trade Ministers’ Session on “Global South & Resilient Supply Chains”

 Last year, Nepal’s then Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel attended the Voice of Global South Summit. And, Nepal had attended the meeting of the Finance Tasks force held during the G-20 Summit.


Source : The Annapurna Express