The modern era of progression, of modernity, of advancement, of innovation and global cooperation not just paint the globe is colours of happiness, but in its way also have to cross steeplechases that halt the speedy growth and corrupt the economic, political and social environ. In lieu to discuss the global challenges and pressing issues of contemporary times, the G20 Summit was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 30 and December 1, 2018. The motive and objective behind the Summit have always been to encourage international cooperation and multilateralism so that the global hurdles could be leapt with coordination and co-operation.
The G20, ever since the laying of its founding stones has acted as a vital forum to sustain international macroeconomic coordination and governance. The theme of the 2018 Summit – “Building consensus for fair and sustainable development” – itself highlight the concern of the forum to lead development in such a way that along with global powers and economies, the underdeveloped as well as developing nations too reap the benefits of sustainable development.
The international conference witnessed a successful end despite being organised in a nation itself suffering from mounting inflation and its side-effects. The baffling situation in Argentina augmented the urgency of sustainable and fair development to several folds and placed it at the forefront of global coordination and consensus. The major issues that took away the stage of discussion were the future of the work, infrastructure for development and sustainable food future. Apart from the focal issues, what directed the attention of international discussion were women empowerment, eradication of corruption and terrorism, consolidating the pecuniary governance towards sustainability, improving international-tax system in terms of fairness, and taking stern steps to check the environmental degradation and shift towards cleaner technological advancement.
Despite claiming to be diverse, more or less the interests and motives of several international organizations and firms are almost synonymous. The agenda of these organizations time and again cross each other paths in the wake of developing the globe to form a peaceful and progressive existence. Ever since the building blocks of the Non-Aligned Movement were laid, it has worked passionately to build a social and global order that works on the mechanism of peace, sustainability and justice. Many claims that the Non-Aligned Movement has lost its relevance in this global era of 21st century, but the claim is deemed to be defeated seeing the involvement and initiatives of the Member States of the NAM is matters of international concerns and their participation in forums like the G20.
Non-Aligned Movement has played a major role in bridging the gaps between developed and developing nations as it works towards the unification of both. All its efforts have been to build a sustainable world order that respects and hanker for the development of all irrespective of class, creed, gender, culture, language, religion, geo-political boundaries, economic status or social quo. Analogous to the discussion of G20 Summit to build a sustainable future taking all along its way, the Non-Aligned Movement has time and again reiterated the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to form a balanced order and a unifying framework between social, economic and environmental facets. NAM has translated this into practice by urging member nations to work in close co-ordination to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development alongside with other international aims agreed at various UN Summits.
Supporting and actively participating to make the dreams a thriving reality, the Member States of the Non-Aligned Movement are steadfast in their commitment to the Right to Development in the framework of United Nations’ Global Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development that encompass 17 goals and 169 targets to eradicate prevailing biases, swipe out poverty and confront climatic challenges till 2030. Not just in sustainable development agendas, NAM representing the largest collection of organization of the developing world order have been in continuity and with full enthusiasm playing a dynamic role in its efforts to bring international. Non-Aligned Movement has time and again accentuated that sub-regional, regional, interregional and international cooperation is necessary to help developing countries to attain pace in the race of global economic growth as well as to integrate in developmental strands of worldwide partnership. In similar fashion to the talks of G20 Summit, NAM has taken powerful steps to eradicate inequality and bring the global order into a fairly shared platform for growth and progress.