G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on Afghanistan

G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on Afghanistan


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to attend the G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on October 12, 2021.

Key Points

  • G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit will be organised to discuss the situation in Afghanistan.
  • This event will be convened by the G20 Italian Presidency in virtual mode.

Agenda of the meeting

  • During the meeting, top world leaders will discuss the response to humanitarian needs as well as access to basic services & livelihood in Afghanistan.
  • Leaders will also discuss the issues of counter terrorism, security and human rights.

SCO-CSTO outreach summit

  • PM Modi had also participated in “SCO-CSTO outreach Summit” on Afghanistan.
  • On the occasion, he had highlighted the challenges associated with peace and security in the region.
  • He had warned the countries that, recent developments in Afghanistan could result into an uncontrolled flow of drugs, illegal weapons as well as human trafficking.

Role of G20 in Afghanistan

  • The G20 grouping consists of 20 world’s major economies.
  • These platforms help in building international consensus as well as facilitate a coordinated approach between the multilateral organisations, including the United Nations (UN) and its agencies.
  • It also facilitates coordination among global and regional actors in order to address the worsening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

About Group of Twenty (G20)

  • G20 is an intergovernmental forum consisting of 19 countries and European Union (EU).
  • The group addresses major issues related to global economy like climate change mitigation, international financial stability and sustainable development.
  • This grouping was founded in 1999 in the backdrop of several world economic crises. Since 2008, the group meets at least once a year.
  • The G20 summits involve head of government or state, foreign minister, finance minister, and other high-ranking officials.
  • EU is represented by European Commission and European Central Bank.
  • yojna ias daily current affairs 12 Oct 2021

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