This question has already been discussed here, though perhaps not exactly on these terms (but
see What makes Langlands for n=2 easier than Langlands for n>2?).

So first there is an ambiguity of what id global Langlands in general. Langlands was interested in all cuspidal
automorphic representations for $Gl_2$: he conjectured they should be in
natural bijection with complex two-dimensional representations of a large group called the Langlands group of $\mathbb Q$. Problem: the Langlands group of $\mathbb Q$ is a conjectural object,
whose very existence depends on a hypothetical structure of Tanakian category on the
category of all cuspidal automorphic representations for $Gl_n$ when $n$ varies. For this reason, it does not really makes sense of Langlands' conjecture *for $Gl_2$*: it is really a conjecture concerning all $Gl_n$ together.

Therefore, when people refers to global Langlands for $Gl_2$ they mean a more restrictive
conjecture which deal with only a subclass of the set of cuspidal automorphic
representation, namely the one which are *algebraic at infinity*. The conjecture is then as follows:

Conjecture: Fix an auxiliary prime $\ell$. There is a natural bijection between

(1) the set of algebraic at infinity cuspidal automorphic representations for $Gl_2$

(2) the set of 2-dimensional continuous irreducible Galois representation of $G_{\mathbb Q}$ over the algebraic closure
of $ \mathbb Q_\ell$ which are unramified at almost all primes and de Rham at $\ell$.

Moreover, this bijection should be compatible to the local Langlands correspondence at almost every prime $p \neq \ell$ (or better, at every place). (This condition fixes the bijection uniquely).

So what is proved in this conjecture. Well there are three type of representation $\pi_\infty$
which are algebraic, which leads to a tripartition of the set (1):
(1a) : the set of cuspidal automorphic forms for $Gl_2$ for which $\pi_\infty$ is a discrete series which is essentially the set of new cuspidal modular forms of weight $k\geq 2$.
(1b) : the set of cuspidal automorphic forms for which $\pi_\infty$ is a limit of discrete series, which is essentially the set of new cuspidal modular forms of weight $k=1$.
(1c) : the set of cuspidal automorphic forms for which $\pi_\infty$ is a specific principal series, which corresponds to the set of Mass form with Eigenvalue for the Laplace-beltrami operator (a.k.a. the Casimir) 1/4.

To prove the conjecture, one needs (a) to construct one map from (1) to (2) which is compatible with Local Langlands, and (b) prove that it is surjective (the injectivity will be easy by strong multiplicity 1 for $Gl_2$). Now this map is known only in the case (1a) and (1b), not at all in the case (1c). Worse: the map was already constructed in 1970 in the cases (1a) and (1b)
by Deligne and Deligne-Serre, and we have made no progress since. So it is very hard to say
how far we are from constructing the map in general. There is no publicly voiced ideas
to prove it, but maybe some one will come tomorrow and prove it.
What about subjectivity? Well, the image of (1a) and (1b) together should be (2ab),
the set of Galois rep. as above which in a edition are *odd*. the image of (1a)
should be the set (2a) of odd representations with distinct Hodge-Tate weights,
and actually we know that there is a surjection (1a) to (2a): this is the part
the conjecture of Fontaine-Mazur proved by Kisin and Emerton. We don't know
yet the subjectivity of (1b) to (2b) (defined as (2ab)-(2a)), which is essentially Artin's conjecture but special cases have been done by Taylor, Buzzard, and Calegari.

The local Langlands conjecture for$GL(2)$. $\endgroup$ – Chandan Singh Dalawat Apr 11 '13 at 4:51