Key ideas and suggestions that emerged from the members of the Global South at the 2nd Voice of Global South Summit (VOGSS) held last week on November 17 in New Delhi, will get informed during the G-20 Virtual Summit being held (today) on 22 November under the G20 presidency India.
The 2nd Voice of Global South Summit held under the theme ‘Together for everyone’s growth, with everyone’s trust,’ addressed critical issues, particularly in the field of education. The Education Ministers deliberated on the theme of ‘Making human resources future-ready’. Ministers/ Dignitaries of 14 countries from the Global South – Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Georgia, Tunisia, Iran, Lao PDR, Malawi, Myanmar, Republic of Palau, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Albania, Malaysia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon – participated virtually in the session and shared their insights. Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, chaired the Education Ministers’ Session
The summit went a step further to build on the Inaugural Voice of Global South Summit in January 2023, which focused on uniting voices and purposes from 125 countries of the Global South, reflecting India’s commitment to addressing key priorities of the developing world, particularly in education and skill development. The outcomes of various G20 meetings, sustain momentum generated from the previous summit, and discuss ways to achieve shared aspirations for inclusive and equitable international development were discussed.
Deliberations also focused on harnessing digital technologies to bridge the digital divide and strengthening cooperation in developing life, technical, and vocational skills.