Delegates participating at the 2nd Meeting of G20 Development Working Group (DWG) here deliberated on how to strengthen G20 commitment towards achieving the SDGs by recognising the needs of developing countries and contemporary challenges and how to address those through collaborative and collective G20 actions.
Detailed discussions on the priority areas identified by the Indian G20 Presidency for its DWG were held.
Delegates also discussed the need to enhance coordination and partnerships within and outside the G20 – between the Sherpa and Finance Tracks of the G20 and with the UN and International Organisations, to address the developmental challenges facing the world. Experts from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented on the various mechanisms to strengthen coordination and partnerships through collective G20 actions for achieving sustainable development. Recognising the importance of financing in realising developing countries’ ambitions for accelerating progress towards SDGs, presentations were made by UNDP on ‘the SDG Stimulus’ highlighting the political and developmental needs for the stimulus to achieve the 2030 Agenda and by OECD on the addressing the bottlenecks faced by developing countries in accessing finance.
The meeting drew participation from over 80 delegates from G20 Members, 9 invitee countries, and various international and regional organisations.