Modi to discuss global challenges, including the Covid-19 pandemic and other important issues
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Saturday, during which he will likely focus on “pressing global challenges” including the Covid-19 pandemic, the terrorism, climate change and other important issues.
The theme of this year’s general debate is “Building resilience through the hope of recovering from Covid-19, rebuilding sustainably, meeting the needs of the planet, respecting the rights of people and revitalizing the United Nations”.
“Landing in New York. Will address UNGA at 6.30pm (IST) on the 25th, ”Prime Minister Modi tweeted shortly after arriving in New York.
The high-level segment of the 76th AGNU kicked off in New York on Tuesday. This year’s UNGA meeting is in a hybrid format but a large number of leaders have arrived in New York.
Prime Minister Modi will speak on various important issues, including terrorism, the regional situation and United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms, Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla said earlier.
Regarding India’s permanent membership in the UNSC, Shringla said Prime Minister Modi will focus on UNSC reforms during his address.
“India’s Amrit Mahotsav and the UN’s 75th anniversary coincide. And on this occasion, Prime Minister Modi, during his speech, will certainly speak about UN reforms, why they are necessary and how they can be achieved, ”he said.
Modi arrived in Washington on Wednesday for a three-day visit to the country on Wednesday, his first beyond the neighborhood since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Landed in New York. Will speak to UNGA at 6.30 p.m. (IST) on 25. pic.twitter.com/CUtlNZ83JT
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 25, 2021