How food security became a top topic while India presided over the G20?
With various factors pushing the world in a delicate balance, how did India preside over the G20?
The impending Indian G20 Presidency, which will begin on December 1, 2022, is not being viewed as a typical change of guard in an international organization.
This is due to a number of factors, including:
· Timing: The world is currently experiencing a period of great geopolitical and geoeconomic stress and strain, including the post-pandemic transition and the Russia-Ukraine war.
· Threats to multilateralism: Multilateralism, the previously recognised formula for maintaining global peace, is increasingly being questioned as the globe grapples with a number of global crises.
· India's influence and legitimacy are expanding, as are perceptions of its leadership skills and its ability to fend off pressure from both sides.
· The G20's structure, inclusive global reach, emphasis on execution, grassroots support from civil society organisations, and the assurance that even when India relinquishes control of the group in December 2023, it will continue for another year in the pilot's seat as immediate past president. It will collaborate with the incoming G20 leader as well as Brazil, a significant developing nation recognised for its close ties to India and currently led by President Lula da Silva.