Hosted at Bharat Mandpam within the bustling Pragati Maidan, the G20 Summit is a significant international event,that has garnered widespread attention and is extensively covered by WION. The meticulously planned G20 Summit schedule, as published on WION, outlines a series of key sessions and meetings that promise to shape global discussions and collaborations throughout September 2023.
As per a news article on Wionnews.com, here are some key issues to be discussed in Delhi Summit- India’s year-long presidency has seen focussed talks on issues such as more loans to developing nations or to the nations in the Global South by multilateral institutions, reform of international debt architecture, regulations on cryptocurrency and the impact of geopolitics on food and energy security. One of the key concerns for the bloc remains the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The G20 has failed to issue any joint statement this year, as it is deeply divided over language referring to the ongoing war in Ukraine.
While Russia and China oppose blaming Moscow for the war, Western countries, such as Canada, France and the United States, have sought a strong condemnation as a necessary condition for a joint statement.
A draft circulated among members on Friday left blank a paragraph on the geopolitical situation, suggesting that differences remained unresolved.
Day 1 (September 9)
9:30 am to 10:30 am: Arrival of leaders and heads of delegations at the summit venue, Bharat Mandapam, followed by a welcome photograph with the Prime Minister at the Tree of Life Foyer. Subsequently, leaders and heads of delegation assemble in the Leaders’ Lounge, Level 2 at Bharat Mandapam.
10:30 am to 1:30 pm: The first session, called ‘One Earth,’ will take place at the Summit Hall at Bharat Mandapam, followed by a working lunch.
1:30 am to 3:30 pm: Various bilateral meetings will be held.
3:30 pm to 4:45 pm: The second session, ‘One Family,’ will take place in the summit venue after which the leaders return to their hotels.
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Arrival of leaders and heads of delegation for dinner, beginning with a welcome photograph on arrival.
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm: During dinner, the leaders will engage in talks over their meal.
9:00 pm to 9:45 pm: Leaders and heads of delegation will assemble in the Leaders’ Lounge at Bharat Mandapam to bring the day to a close.
Day 2 (September 10)
· 8:15 am to 9:00 am: Arrival of leaders and heads of delegations in their individual motorcades at Rajghat and a signing of the peace wall inside the Leaders’ Lounge at Rajghat.
· 9:00 am to 9:20 am: World leaders to lay wreaths at Mahatma Gandhi’s Samadhi followed by a live performance of Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite devotional songs. Subsequently, leaders and heads of delegations will move to the Bharat Mandapam’s Leaders’ Lounge.
· 9:40 am to 10:15 am: Arrival of leaders and heads of delegation at Bharat Mandapam.
· 10:15 am to 10:30 am: Tree planting ceremony at Bharat Mandapam’s South Plaza.
· 10:30 am to 12:30 pm: The third session of the summit, called ‘One Future’, will take place at the venue followed by the adoption of the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration.