India will discuss its key objectives for accelerating the progress of Sustainable Development Goals

India will hold the first Development Working Group (DWG) meeting under its G20 Presidency in Mumbai from December 13–16. G20 members, guest nations, and invited international organizations will attend the meeting.

The emphasis will be on transformative areas and transitions that can catalyse multiplier effects on all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as women-led development, digital transformations, and just green transitions.

Before the Working Group's formal meeting on December 13, the Indian Presidency will host two side events on "Data for Development: Role of the G20 in advancing the 2030 Agenda" and "Infusing New LiFE into Green Development."

The Development Working Conference on December 14–15 2022, will concentrate on India's key objectives for accelerating SDG progress, lifestyles for the environment, and data for development.

India’s G20 Presidency comes at a strategic mid-way point in the journey (which started in 2015) towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. It is being held along with two UN key Summits - the SDGs summit and the summit for the Future (to be in held in 2023 and 2024 respectively).

During its term, India is expected to focus on accelerating the progress on achieving the SDGs, by raising the profile of development issues throughout the G20 working streams.

India has always been a strong and vocal voice of the developing world at various international fora including the G20.

India intends to bring to the fore issues relevant to developing countries during the Development Working Groups discussions this year. India has consistently raised its voice regarding the need for enhanced role of developing countries in global decision-making.

Reformed multilateralism, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi articulated, “gives voice to all stakeholders, addresses contemporary challenges, and focuses on human welfare”.

India has said that its G20 Presidency will not only belong to the G20 countries but the entire world especially the Global South.