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Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the COVID-19 pandemic as a major turning point in human history and the greatest challenge the world has faced since World War II. At the G20 summit on Saturday, he called for a new global index based on talent, technology and transparency and stewardship to the planet in the post-corona world.
PM Modi also said “Work from Anywhere” is a new normal in the post-COVID world and suggested setting up a virtual G20 secretariat as a follow-up and documentation repository.
Saudi Arabian King Salman opened the Group of 20 summit as the coronavirus pandemic overshadowed this year’s meeting of heads of state in virtual format. India is slated to host the G20 summit in 2022.
“We had a very fruitful discussion with the leaders of the G20. Coordinated efforts by the world‘s largest economies will certainly result in a faster recovery from this pandemic. We thanked Saudi Arabia for hosting the virtual summit,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.
At the G20 summit, PM Modi said he needed to develop a new global index based on talent, technology, transparency and fidelity to the planet.
Multi-skilling and re-skilling to build a talent pool will improve the dignity and resilience of workers, he said, adding that the value of new technologies should be measured by their benefits to humanity.
“Transparency in our processes helps to inspire our societies to fight crises together and with confidence. The spirit of stewardship towards planet earth will inspire us to lead a healthy and holistic lifestyle,” he said in a series of tweets.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Modi’s participation in the G20 that the Prime Minister has identified the COVID-19 pandemic as a major turning point in human history and the greatest challenge the world has faced since World War II .
He called for determined action by the G20 that not only focuses on economic recovery, employment and trade, but focuses on preserving planet earth and recognizing that “we are all trustees of the future of humanity”.
The Prime Minister called for a new global index for the world after the corona, which includes four key elements: creating a huge talent pool, ensuring that technology reaches all areas of society, transparency in systems of government and dealing with Mother Earth in a spirit of stewardship according to the MEA.
On this basis, the G20 could lay the foundation for a new world, he said.
At the G20 summit, the Prime Minister called for more transparency in governance systems, which “will inspire our citizens to face common challenges and to increase their confidence”.
PM Modi also offered India’s IT expertise the opportunity to further develop digital facilities for the G20 to function efficiently.
The Prime Minister stressed that in the past few decades, while the emphasis has been on capital and finance, it was time to focus on multiskills and retraining in order to create a huge pool of human talent.
This would not only strengthen citizens ‘dignity but also increase citizens’ resilience to crises, said PM Modi.
He also said that any assessment of new technologies should be based on their impact on quality of life and quality of life.
The respective heads of state and government from 19 member states, the European Union, other invited countries and international organizations took part in the summit.
Prime Minister Modi congratulated Saudi Arabia and its leadership on its successful G20 Presidency this year and on organizing the second G20 Summit in 2020 in a virtual format, despite the challenges and obstacles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic .
The motto of the summit under the Saudi presidency was “Seizing the opportunities of the 21st century for all”.
The agenda for the summit spans two days. Two sessions will deal with overcoming the pandemic, economic recovery and job restoration, and building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future.
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