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India Joins Champions Group of Global Crisis Response Group

India has joined the Champions Group of the Global Crisis Response Group (GCRG) at the invitation of the UN Secretary-General. The GCRG was established in March 2022 to address urgent global issues in food security, energy, and finance, and to coordinate a global response.

Key Points:

Invitation from the UN Secretary-General:

    • India received an invitation from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to join the Champions Group of the GCRG.
    • This invitation highlights India’s increasing global leadership and commitment to addressing contemporary global challenges.

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Designation of Sherpa:

    • Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs, has been designated as Sherpa to the GCRG process.
    • The Sherpas, including Verma, will hold a virtual meeting to discuss the agenda.

Composition of the Champions Group:

    • The Champions Group currently includes heads of governments/states from Bangladesh, Barbados, Denmark, Germany, Indonesia, and Senegal.
    • India’s inclusion in the group will strengthen the collective efforts of the United Nations in finding result-oriented solutions, particularly for developing countries.

Goals and Focus of GCRG:

    • The GCRG was established to address interlinked crises in food security, energy, and finance.
    • Its primary objective is to coordinate a global response and develop strategies to help countries tackle these crises effectively.
    • GCRG aims to mobilize solutions and assist decision-makers in addressing the interconnected challenges faced by the world.
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