The G20 countries should increase investment for sustainable development goals, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the opening of the ministerial meeting of the G20 countries on development issues.
The goals in the sphere of sustainable development is the plan of 17 interconnected goals developed by the UN General Assembly in 2015 as a 'plan of achieving a better and more sustainable future for all."
He said the joint efforts should be comprehensive, inclusive, fair and sustainable, adding that investments must be increased in achieving sustainable development goals and finding a solution to overcoming debt risks facing many countries.
He called on G20 ministers to study India's experience which turned over 100 underdeveloped areas of the countries into the catalyzers of growth and stressed the need for digitalization and democratization of technologies.
He also called on the ministers to develop philosophy in fighting climate change and adopt action plan on gender equality and expanding women's rights and capacities.