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Director-General Igor Jukič at second dialogue of the 3G Group on solidarity and effective multilateralism

Director-General of the Directorate for Multilateral Affairs and Development Cooperation Igor Jukič took part in the second dialogue of the Global Governance Group (3G) and the chairing G20 Troika. The hybrid event was hosted by Foreign Minister of Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

Igor Jukič during the audio-video conference

Igor Jukič during the audio-video conference | Author Ministrstvo za zunanje zadeve

Director-General Jukič underlined the importance of sustainable development and a comprehensive cross-sectoral approach toward improving our common crisis response and resilience. He mentioned Slovenia's contribution to strengthening resilience and ensuring solidarity and cautioned about food system disruptions, water management, climate change impacts and the global digital divide. As a candidate for non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, Slovenia is also keen to see these issues addressed in this key body.

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of Indonesia Airlangga Hartarto outlined the priorities of the Indonesian G20 Presidency 2022, which is being held under the slogan “Recover Together, Recover Stronger.” He highlighted global health architecture, sustainable energy transition and digital transformation as key priorities, advocating inclusive solutions to global challenges.

The presidents of Italy, as the former G20 presidency, and India, as the upcoming presidency, also took part in the event. To ensure continuity, the Indian President gave assurances that his country would focus on similar issues as its predecessor – healthcare, assistance to developing countries, digital transformation, climate change and circular economy.

The 3G Group is composed of thirty smaller and medium-sized countries. It was established in 2009 at Singapore’s initiative to ensure that the interests of smaller countries are respected in building the G20 agenda.