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G20 is becoming more representative of developing world

Leaders from the Group of 20 (G20) major economies convened in India’s capital of New Delhi on September 9 and 10 for an annual summit, where a joint declaration was announced saying the G20 members would act in concrete ways through partnerships to accelerate strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth.

“The developing nations have been seeking to make the G20 more inclusive, and one of the interesting outcomes this time was the inclusion of the African Union,” said David Morris, former Australian diplomat and vice chair of the United Nations Sustainable Business Network for Asia Pacific, in an interview with GDToday on September 11.

“The inclusion of these countries sends a message that the new world we’re creating in the 21st century is not just for a small club of countries. It’s for all of us,” Morris added.

“Let’s hope that the G20 in future can be a coordinating mechanism to focus the minds of big economies on the development agenda, where they will help with bringing green finance to developing countries and supporting developing countries to develop the technology and the new industries to transform themselves,” he noted.

Reporter | Lydia Liu, Jiang Hongyi (intern)

Video editor | Guan Jieming

Graphic designer | Lu Lu

Editor | Wing Zhang, Steven Yuen, James

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