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G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

  • IASbaba
  • July 2, 2021
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G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – International relations

In news

About the Meeting

  • It criticized China and Russia for engaging in vaccine diplomacy.
    • Vaccine diplomacy is the branch of global health diplomacy in which a nation uses the development or delivery of vaccines to strengthen ties with other nations.
  • Promoting a science-based holistic One Health approach.
    • ‘One Health’ is an approach to designing and implementing programmes, policies, in which multiple sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes.
  • It also emphasised that Increased climate variability and extreme weather events impact agriculture output and are among the forces driving the rise in global hunger.
  • On Africa:
    • The Covid-19 pandemic, conflict, drought, economic woes, and extreme weather are reversing years of progress.
    • In the whole of Africa, 250 million people were experiencing hunger, which is nearly 20% of the population (as of 2019).

India’s Stand in the meeting

  • Flagged the issue of “vaccine equity
    • It entails both affordability of vaccines and access opportunities for populations across the world, irrespective of geography and geopolitics.
  • Economy needs decentralised globalisation, including in manufacturing, food and health. 
  • Resilient supply chains must develop in parallel.

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