1st P20 Summit hosted by India has been the most successful P20 Summit ever: Lok Sabha Speaker

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The Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla has said that the 1st P20 Summit hosted by India has been the most successful P20 Summit ever in terms of participation of delegations. Addressing a press conference at the Parliament premises today, following the conclusion of the 9th G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit in New Delhi yesterday, the Speaker informed the media that apart from the G20 countries, 10 other countries were invited to the conference, out of which all countries except one participated. He further informed that a total of 37 Speakers / Chairpersons and Deputy Speakers / Deputy Chairpersons and leaders of delegations from 29 countries participated in the summit. From a historical point of view, the New Delhi P20 Summit had the highest participation ever. He also pointed out that the Pan-African Parliament participated in the P20 summit for the first time after the inclusion of Pan African Union as a member of the G20. A total of 436 delegates, including 48 Members of Parliament in addition to the Speakers and Deputy Speakers of the Parliaments of the G20 and invited countries, participated in the summit.

The press conference addressed by the Speaker can be watched here.

The Lok Sabha Speaker noted that in line with the theme of India’s G20 Presidency, the theme of the 9th P20 Summit was ‘Parliaments for One Earth, One Family, One Future’. The first ever G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit (P20 Summit) hosted by the world’s largest democracy concluded at India International Convention Centre, Yashobhoomi, Dwarka, Delhi on October 14, 2023, with parliamentarians from across the world coming together and reaffirming their commitment to continue their joint work to make an effective and meaningful parliamentary contribution to the G20 process. The P20 Summit was inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on October 13, 2023. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi highlighted the role of India as the mother of democracy. The two-day summit was preceded by a Parliamentary Forum on Mission LiFE on October 12, 2023.

“Consensus on P20 Summit Joint Declaration a sign of India’s leadership”

Highlighting the success of the Summit, Shri Birla noted that after the consensus on the Joint Declaration under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the G20 Leaders’ Summit, the Parliament of India led others to reach a consensus on the Joint Declaration in the P20 Summit as well. It is noteworthy that last year a joint declaration could not be agreed upon in Indonesia. Expressing satisfaction at this, Shri Birla said that the consensus on the joint declaration in P20 reflects India’s leadership and determination.

“All sources of terror have to be defeated with collective determination”

The Lok Sabha Speaker underlined that India condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. Highlighting that terrorism is a hindrance to peace and development, Shri Birla called for global peace and prosperity. Emphasizing on the need for the establishment of a peaceful and prosperous world, he said that all sources of terror have to be defeated with collective determination.

“Need to pay attention to Responsible AI Development and Data Security”

Referring to Artificial Intelligence, Shri Birla noted that all countries which participated in the P20 Summit stressed the need to pay attention to dimensions related to responsible Artificial Intelligence development and data security. He further said that Artificial Intelligence should be credible and trustworthy.

On the role of digital platforms, Shri Birla said that during the Summit, all the countries accepted the role of digital platforms in bringing socio-economic change in the lives of the common people. He further said that all countries agreed that this can further facilitate service delivery and innovation.

Shri Birla informed that the P20 countries agreed to form a group to enhance domain knowledge in legislative drafting.

“Across-the-board welcome for Nari Shakti Vandan Bill 2023”

Shri Birla informed that in line with the Prime Minister’s initiative, the conference agreed to promote women-led development. He said that all the Presiding Officers welcomed the ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Bill 2023’ passed by the Parliament of India.

“Special Discussion on Mission LiFE to be held in Parliaments of all G20 Countries”

Describing climate change as a major challenge before the world, Shri Birla said that India has taken several initiatives to deal with the threat of climate change. Regarding the discussion on the concept of ‘Lifestyle for Environment’ (LiFE) initiated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Birla noted that all the countries shared information about the innovations being made in this regard. He further said that now there will be a special discussion on Mission LiFE in the Parliaments of all the countries, and the message will be given to the entire world to adopt an environment-friendly lifestyle. By doing this, under the leadership of India, people from all over the world will unite to protect the earth, environment and nature. Similarly, by sharing each other’s best practices and efforts, everyone will be able to move towards a healthy and ideal lifestyle.

More information on P20 Summit:

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  2. Prime Minister to inaugurate 9th G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit (P-20) in New Delhi on 13th October
  3. Presiding Officers of G20 Nations begin arriving in India for 9th P20 Summit
  4. 9th P20 Summit to be preceded by Parliamentary Forum on Mission LiFE
  5. Mission LiFE has given the world a new comprehensive approach for protecting environment and addressing challenges such as climate change: Lok Sabha Speaker
  6. President of African Union and Speakers of Parliaments of Australia, UAE and Bangladesh call on Lok Sabha Speaker on the sidelines of 9th P20 Summit
  7. PM inaugurates 9th G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit (P20)
  8. P20 Summit unanimously adopts Joint Statement
  9. Parliamentary Systems of G20 Countries
  10. 1st P20 Summit under India’s G20 Presidency Concludes

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