Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the second ‘Voice of Global South Summit’ on November 17, 2023. India hosted the Summit in a virtual format.
- The theme of the inaugural Leaders’ Session was “Together, for Everyone’s Growth, with Everyone’s Trust,” and that of the Concluding Leaders’ Session was “Global South: Together for One Future.”
- Sessions and Participants:
- In addition to the inaugural session, there were four parallel Ministerial sessions by Ministers of External Affairs, Education, Finance, and Environment.
- The Summit included afternoon sessions with four more parallel Ministerial discussions.
- Discussion Topics:
- External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned that global challenges, including the Israel and Palestine issue, may be discussed during the summit.
- Focus of the Summit:
- The Summit aimed to share key outcomes achieved in various G20 meetings during India’s Presidency.
- It served as a platform for discussions on sustaining momentum toward a more inclusive, representative, and progressive world order.
- Previous Summit and India’s G20 Presidency:
- India hosted the inaugural Voice of Global South Summit in January of the same year in a virtual format.
- Throughout its G20 Presidency, India emphasized the importance of addressing concerns and priorities of the Global South in finding solutions to global challenges.
Q.: Who led the second ‘Voice of Global South Summit’ on November 17, 2023?
a) Angela Merkel
b) Narendra Modi
c) Xi Jinping
d) Joe Biden
Ans : b) Narendra Modi