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India's G20 Presidency Renamed as "SDG20" by UN Coordinator Shombi Sharp

  • Posted on September 24, 2023
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UN Coordinator Shombi Sharp



Shombi Sharp, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in India, has enthusiastically renamed India's G20 Presidency to the "SDG20 Presidency" in recognition of its commitment to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sharp made this declaration during an event titled 'India-UN for Global South: Delivering for Development,' where a Letter of Intent was exchanged between UN-India and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in the presence of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

 

In his address, Sharp emphasized the significance of the SDGs as a universal path to peace and prosperity. He praised India's impact on SDG targets globally, particularly in the Global South, through its leadership at the G20. He hailed the unanimously agreed New Delhi Declaration, which places SDGs at its core, as the driving force behind the rebranding of India's G20 Presidency as "SDG20."

 

India's G20 Presidency earns the name "SDG20" as UN Coordinator Shombi Sharp lauds its commitment to Sustainable Development Goals and deepens partnerships for global development.
India's G20 Presidency earns the name "SDG20" as UN Coordinator Shombi Sharp lauds its commitment to Sustainable Development Goals and deepens partnerships for global development.


Sharp highlighted the deepening partnership between the UN system in India and New Delhi, describing it as a "two-way partnership" that reflects India's development trajectory. He noted that the UN in India has been actively identifying and sharing Indian development best practices with other countries worldwide, further amplifying India's role on the global stage.

 

In an exclusive interview with ANI, Sharp unveiled a new partnership between the UN in India and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to enhance Indian South-South Cooperation. He characterized India's G20 Presidency as a pivotal moment, where crucial commitments were made on climate action, gender equality, digital transformation, the Green Development Pact, and the SDG Acceleration Action Plan of the G20. These initiatives were supported by the New Delhi Declaration and gained significance in the lead-up to the SDG summit in New York.

 

India's G20 Presidency Renamed as "SDG20" by UN Coordinator Shombi Sharp
India's G20 Presidency Renamed as "SDG20" by UN Coordinator Shombi Sharp


The 'India-UN for Global South: Delivering for Development' event was attended by prominent figures, including EAM S Jaishankar and United Nations General Assembly President Dennis Francis, along with foreign ministers from various nations. Minister Jaishankar is set to address the United Nations General Assembly on September 26 before concluding his visit to New York City and traveling to Washington, DC.

 

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