Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Inaugurate The P-20 Summit On 13 October, announced by LS Speaker Birla

New Delhi; 06 October : Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla today addressed a press briefing regarding the 9th G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit (P-20) in the Parliament House Complex.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Birla informed that the 9th P20 Summit will be held from 13 to 14 October 2023 at the newly constructed India International Convention and Expo Center (IICC), Yashobhoomi, Dwarka, New Delhi. Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the conference on 13 October 2023, further informed Shri Birla. He added that apart from G-20 countries, 10 other countries and international organizations will participate in the Summit and so far, 50 Parliamentarians and 14 Secretaries General including 26 Presidents, 10 Vice Presidents, 01 Committee Chairman and the IPU President have confirmed their participation. Shri Birla informed that the Speakers of the Pan African Parliament will be participating in the P-20 Summit in India for the first time.

With the spirit of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – One Earth, One Family, One Future’, India aims to provide consensus-based solutions to complex global issues towards a more inclusive, peaceful and equitable world, said Shri Birla. .

Shri Birla also informed that four high-level sessions will be organized during the P-20 Summit, which is as follows:

• Accelerating SDGs
• Sustainable Energy Transition
• Women-led Development
• Transformation in People’s Lives through Public Digital Platforms

These sessions will bring together G-20 members and guest countries for wide-ranging discussions on “how Parliaments can effectively advance the objectives of the P-20”. Shri Birla informed that the Summit will conclude with a joint statement urging G-20 governments to provide solutions to major global challenges based on equality, inclusivity and peace.

Shri Birla also informed that a Parliamentary Forum on LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) will be organized before the Summit on 12 October 2023. LiFE was launched on 20 October 2022 by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and UN Secretary-General António Guterres in Kevadia, Gujarat. This initiative is effectively working towards sustainable development based on environmentally conscious lifestyle and the principle of ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle’. He added that a ‘Mother of Democracy’ exhibition will also be organized to highlight India’s ancient and participatory democratic traditions.