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Established in 1999, the G20, or Group of 20, unites 19 nations and the European Union. Together, they address vital global economic concerns, from maintaining financial stability to confronting climate change and nurturing sustainable progress. This collective includes major economies, both developed and developing, driving 80% of global economic output, overseeing 75% of worldwide trade, representing two-thirds of the world’s population, and spanning 60% of Earth’s landmass.

This year is the G20 summit’s maiden foray into India. The summit aims to provide a culmination of the various G20 events and engagements carried out across different cities in India in the preceding year.

Keep reading as Wego helps you find out more about the G20 Summit 2023.

G20 Summit 2023 latest news

Delhi is bracing for a series of restrictions as it gears up for the G20 Summit scheduled on September 9 and 10 at Pragati Maidan’s newly constructed Bharat Mandapam. Commencing from the intervening midnight of September 7-8 and extending through September 10 night, the Delhi Police has outlined a comprehensive plan to manage the influx of officials and leaders into the capital city starting from September 8.

Notably, the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) area, often referred to as Lutyens’ Delhi, will be tightly controlled. Traffic diversions will reroute vehicles through Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways while barring Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), Medium Goods Vehicles (MGVs), and Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs), except for those carrying essential commodities with valid permits.

Bus routes will be adjusted, but the Delhi Metro will operate normally, except for the closure of the Supreme Court metro station during the summit. Indian Railways will see adjustments in train schedules, with certain trains cancelled or shortened and specific railway station access restricted. Road travel to IGI Airport will be affected, prompting advisories for travellers to use the metro’s airport line or plan road travel with extra time. Lastly, online food and other deliveries, except for medically categorized products, will be curtailed during the summit, aligning with Delhi Police’s security and traffic management measures.

What to expect at G20 Summit 2023?

The G20 Summit 2023 is the 18th meeting of the G20 forum. As mentioned before, this is the first instance of the G20 Summit being held in India. 

At the closure of the G20 Summit 2022 in Bali, the G20 presidency was handed to India. Under India’s G20 presidency, numerous initiatives captured the spotlight through ministerial and engagement group gatherings. These included talks during G20 Think20 summits, Global Tech Summits, conversations at Health20 summits and Pharma20 Summits, as well as assemblies at G20 Startup20 events. The G20 Summit 2023 in New Delhi is the culmination of the work carried out over the past year. The summit will be chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.

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G20 Summit 2023 expected dignitaries

The G20 Summit 2023 in New Delhi is expected to be graced by global leaders, such as heads of international governments as well as heads of reputed international organizations.

These would include names like Rishi Sunak (Prime Minister, United Kingdom), Joe Biden (President, United States of America), Vladimir Putin (President, Russia), and Mohammad bin Salman (Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia), among others. 

Some of the esteemed invited guests are Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (President of the United Arab Emirates), Haitham bin Tariq (Sultan of Oman), and Ajay Banga (President of the World Bank), among others.

G20 Summit 2023 date

The G20 Summit 2023 will be held on September 9-10, 2023. 

Dignitaries, Heads of State and Governments from G20 member countries as well as invited countries, are expected to arrive in New Delhi by September 8.

G20 Summit 2023 holiday

In preparation for the various dignitaries arriving in the city, the New Delhi government, and New Delhi Municipal Corporation have made the decision to declare September 8, 9, and 10 as public holidays. During these dates, all schools, colleges and government offices will be closed. In order to ensure smooth routes for the dignitaries, the state government is also likely to impose movement restrictions in most areas of the city, in addition to enhanced and stringent security measures. 

G20 Summit 2023 location

The G20 Summit 2023 is scheduled to be held in the capital city of India, New Delhi. The venue for the event will be the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, also known as the Bharat Mandapam. 

G20 Summit 2023 theme

The 2023 G20 Summit will center around the theme “One Earth, One Family, One Future,” highlighting the interconnectedness of all life forms on our planet and in the broader cosmos. The motto of the summit, “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”, is along the same lines as well, being Sanskrit for “The World is One Family.”

Under the Indian Presidency, G20 Summit 2023 will also put a key emphasis on the Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE), advocating for sustainable choices at personal and national levels for a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future. 


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