India On Global South: India has shared a vision of being the voice of the Global South during its G20 presidency and the country has focused on raising concerns and taking forward the dialogue is sure to increase.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said last December, “Our G20 priorities will be determined in consultation not only with our G20 partners, but also our allies in the Global South, whose voices are often unheard. ”
When India takes over the presidency of the G20 on December 1, 2022, PM Modi laid out several visions for the country’s year-long presidency and the Global South was one of them.
What is the Global South?
Global South is used to refer to developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, while economically developed countries such as the US, Canada, Europe, Russia, Australia and New Zealand are part of the Global North. To fulfill its ambition, India has raised issues in international forums and UN meetings and conferences that were related to Global South countries.
India has come true on the issues of Global South – S Jaishankar
According to news agency ANI, recently Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said that when it comes to raising the issues of the Global South, India has lived up to it. Foreign Minister Jaishankar said, “How has India fared when it comes to the Global South?” Stressful situations generally provide a good indicator of intention and behavior. During Kovid, Made-in-India vaccine was sent to about 100 countries and during this period about 150 countries imported medicines from the world’s pharmacy."
According to the report, at the beginning of its chairmanship, India hosted the Voice of Global South summit in January through virtual means with representatives of 125 countries. India also ensured that the region remains a focal point at the G7 summit in Hiroshima in May this year.
An important session was held in January
According to a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, “The Prime Minister presided over the inaugural leaders’ session on 12 January. This was followed by eight ministerial-level thematic segments dedicated to addressing the most pressing concerns of the developing world. The summit concluded with a leaders’ concluding session on 13 January, which was hosted by the Prime Minister."text-align: justify;"The statement said, “The participating leaders appreciated and congratulated the leadership of the Prime Minister for hosting the summit at a turning point. He hoped that the summit would serve as a catalyst for the world to build a prosperous and inclusive future that takes into account the needs of the global south.”
The inclusion of the African Union as a full member of the G20 is a proof that India is raising its voice for the Global South. Recently at the 15th BRICS summit in South Africa, PM Modi said that the Global South is not only Not a diplomatic term, but a representation of the shared history of these countries against colonialism and apartheid on the basis of which modern relations are being reshaped.
PM Modi mentioned Global South in BRICS conference
PM Modi had said, “I am grateful to the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, for giving me the opportunity to share views with the leaders of Africa, Asia and Latin America.” In the last two days, we have focused on the priorities and concerns of the countries of the Global South."text-align: justify;"> He had said, “We believe that giving importance to them is the need of the present generation. We have also decided on the expansion of BRICS. We welcome all new partner countries. This is another step towards making global institutions and forums competitive.”
Keeping in mind the vision of the PM, a program was organized in June
Later in June, in keeping with PM Modi’s vision for India’s G20 chairmanship, in an effort to articulate the views of the Global South on key international issues, India, in collaboration with the South Centre, launched the National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) in Nagpur. NADT) organized a two day program on International Taxation. The South Center comprises a Geneva-based intergovernmental policy research think-tank of 55 developing countries including India.
The event featured a G20-South Center capacity building program on international taxation titled Two Pillar Solution. The discussion during the event focused on the implications of the two pillar solution for developing economies. The program also included a workshop on Tact Treaty negotiations. The event is an initiative of the Indian Presidency to promote capacity building for Indian tax officials at both senior and middle management levels in the area of international taxation with a perspective from the Global South.