Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Saturday, during which he is expected to focus on “urgent global challenges” including the COVID-pandemic. 19, the need to combat terrorism, climate change and other important issues.
The theme of this year’s general debate is “Building resilience through hope to recover from COVID-19, to rebuild sustainably, to meet the needs of the planet, to respect the rights of people and to revitalize United Nations “.
“Landed in New York. Will speak to UNGA at 6:30 p.m. (IST) on the 25th,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted shortly after landing 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 cross-border 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, FS Shringla said Prime Minister Modi will focus on UNSC reforms during his address.
“Amrit Mahotsav of India and the 75th anniversary of the UN coincide. And on this occasion Prime Minister Modi, during his speech, will certainly speak about the reforms of the UN, why they are necessary and of how they can be achieved, “he said.
For the uninformed, Prime Minister Modi arrived in Washington on Wednesday for a three-day visit to the country, his first beyond the neighborhood since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
The Prime Minister has held bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris here. He also met his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.