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The Bhopal Declaration

The Bhopal Declaration:

The Bhopal Declaration was released after a two-day meeting of Think-20 under G20 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The Declaration was made by more than 300 intellectuals from India and abroad

  • The Think 20 (T20) is a forum of think tanks from G20 countries that provides policy recommendations to the leaders of the G20.
  • It was created in 2012 to bring the expertise of think tanks from around the world to bear on the G20’s policy-making process, and it meets annually in the lead-up to the G20 summit

Bhopal Declaration:

  • Emphasis on promoting traditional medicine systems like AYUSH
  • Encouragement of value-oriented development in infrastructure
  • Appeal for more inclusive development and care for all sections of society
  • Special attention to children and development led by women
  • Focus on bridging the gap between North and South
  • Importance of localization in achieving G-20 sustainable development goals
  • Necessity of triangular cooperation between government, society, and private organizations

Triangular cooperation:

  • Triangular cooperation refers to a collaborative approach where three parties (typically government, private sector, and civil society) work together to achieve a common goal