WAR CAUSING IMMENSE HUMAN SUFFERINGS
Leaders of the G-20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, declared:
“It was essential to uphold international law and the multilateral system as today’s era must not be of war”.
G-20 nations expressed deep concern and called for an accelerated transformation towards sustainable and resilient agriculture and food systems and supply chains. The declaration highlighted the need to protect the most vulnerable from hunger by using all available tools to address the global food crisis.
In a joint declaration, most members strongly condemned the Ukraine war and stressed that it is causing immense human sufferings and economic difficulties, constraining growth, inflation and insecurity worldwide.
“India is taking charge of the G-20 at a time when the world is simultaneously grappling with geopolitical tensions, rising food and energy prices and the long term ill-effects of the pandemic,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said after accepting the ceremonial gavel from the Indonesian President Joko Widodo during the conclusion of the summit in Bali.
India will officially assume the G-20 presidency from 1 December 2022 for one year.
He attended several bilateral meetings with many world leaders and urged them to focus on catering to the good of society at large.
“Technology has emerged as a force multiplier in battling poverty. Digital solutions can show the way to solve global challenges like climate change,” speaking at the ‘Digital transformation’ session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
UN chief Antonio Guteress called for the protection of free speech, freedom of expression and the right to online autonomy and privacy.
“With the right national policies, digital technology can give an unprecedented boost to sustainable development”, particularly for the poorest countries. This calls for more connectivity; and less digital fragmentation. More bridges across digital divides; and fewer barriers. Greater autonomy for ordinary people; less abuse and disinformation.
We must close the digital divide by promoting digital literacy and giving access to the digital world to women and girls, migrants, rural and indigenous people,” the UN chief Antonio Guteress told the‘Digital Transformation’ session in G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, on Wednesday, reports UN News.