India joins the Champions Group of the GCRG

July 08: India has joined the Champions Group of the Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG), accepting an invitation from United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) António Guterres to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG) was set up by the UNSG in March 2022 to address urgent and critical global issues pertaining to interlinked crises in food security, energy, and finance and to coordinate a global response. The GCRG is overseen by the Champions Group comprising HOS/ HOGs of Bangladesh, Barbados, Denmark, Germany, Indonesia and Senegal.

The decision to join the Group reflects India’s increasing global leadership and commitment to addressing contemporary global challenges. India’s participation will further boost the efforts of the United Nations in finding result-oriented solutions to developmental issues that impact the world, particularly developing countries.

Shri Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs has been designated as Sherpa to the GCRG process. The Sherpas will meet later today virtually and a meeting of the Champions is scheduled for 21st July 2023.

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