The G20 Summit 2023 will be held in Delhi from September 9 to 10, 2023. The summit will be hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will be attended by the leaders of the G20 countries, as well as representatives from international organisations.
The main summit venue will be the newly-built Bharat Mandapam convention centre at Pragati Maidan. Other venues for the summit include Rajghat, IARI Pusa, and NGMA (Jaipur House).
The summit is expected to be a major event for India and will be closely watched by the international community.
10 am: Arrival of foreign dignitaries in Delhi
11 am: Official welcome ceremony for foreign dignitaries
12 pm: Bilateral meetings between leaders
9 am: Opening ceremony of the G20 Summit
10 am: Plenary session on the global economy
12 pm: Plenary session on climate change
2 pm: Plenary session on food security
4 pm: Plenary session on innovation and digitalization
6 pm: Side events and meetings
9 am: Plenary session on health and well-being
11 am: Plenary session on counter-terrorism and security
1 pm: Closing ceremony of the G20 Summit
2 pm: Departure of foreign dignitaries from Delhi
In addition to the official events, there will also be a number of cultural events and exhibitions held in Delhi during the G20 Summit. These events will showcase India's rich culture and heritage to the world.
Security has been beefed up across the national capital, especially in New Delhi district, on the eve of the G20 summit with police, paramilitary forces, and other agencies maintaining vigilance in the city.
Delhi Police are being assisted by over 50,000 security personnel, K9 dog squads, and mounted police.
“From the airport to hotels and from hotels to the G20 summit venues, foreign delegates will be provided foolproof security by the Delhi Police during the prestigious summit,” a senior official told PTI.
As leaders gather for the G20 Summit, experts have said securing consensus on multilateral development bank (MDB) reforms and adopting rigorous language regarding the phasing down of unabated fossil fuels could enhance India's leadership role, as reported by PTI.
G20 countries, which are responsible for 85 per cent of the world's GDP and 80 percent of the emissions, have so far failed to reach consensus.
At the energy and climate meet in July, they had failed to reach an agreement on the phasing down of unabated use of fossil fuels, tripling renewable energy capacity to 11 terawatts by 2030, and limiting the global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
There is optimism that the summit's leaders can find a consensus during the G20 meet in Delhi.