Modi speech at UNGA 2020 Highlights: PM pushes for UNSC Reform, greater say in UN’s decision-making structure

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Updated: September 26, 2020 10:57:27 pm

PM Modi speech at United Nations General Assembly 2020 Highlights: India focused on reforming the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) at the 75th UNGA in New York

Modi speech at UNGA 2020: India focused on reforming the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) at the 75th UNGA in New York. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 75th Session of the General Assembly today at 6.30 pm IST. He questioned the role of UN in fight against COVID-19 pandemic and also asked for how long will India be kept out of decision making structures of the global body.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the UNGA session this year is being conducted mostly virtually. PM Modi will address the UNGA via a pre-recorded video statement. His speech will be broadcast at the UNGA hall in New York.

In 2020, the theme of the 75th UNGA is COVID-19 related: “The future we want, the United Nations we need, reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting the COVID-19 through effective multilateral action”.

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PM Narendra Modi Speech at 75th United Nations General Assembly 

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    19:02 (IST)26 Sep 2020
    What PM Modi said on COVID-19 vaccine at UNGA

    Prime Minister Modi said that "as the largest vaccine producing country of the world, I want to give one more assurance to the global community today. India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis."

    18:54 (IST)26 Sep 2020
    Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan to be a force-multiplier for the world economy, says PM

    PM Modi said that large scale efforts are being made in India to promote women entrepreneurship and leadership. Indian women, today, are the biggest beneficiaries of the world's largest micro-financing scheme. India is one of those countries where women are provided paid maternity leave of 26 weeks. He further said that in the changed circumstances of the post-pandemic era, we are moving forward with the vision of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat'. A self-reliant India will also be a force multiplier for the global economy.

    18:49 (IST)26 Sep 2020
    India won't hesitate in raising voice against enemies of humanity

    PM Modi said that starting from January 2021, India will also fulfil its responsibility as a non-permanent member of the Security Council. India will always speak in support of peace, security and prosperity.

    He said that India will not hesitate in raising its voice against the enemies of humanity, human race and human values – these include terrorism, smuggling of illegal weapons, drugs and money-laundering.

    18:47 (IST)26 Sep 2020
    For how long will India be kept out of the decision-making structures of UN, asks PM Modi.

    Prime Minister Modi said that India is that country, which in the course of maintaining peace, has lost the maximum number of its brave soldiers. Today every Indian, while seeing the contribution of India in UN, aspires for India’s expanded role in the United Nations.

    "When we were strong, we were never a threat to the world, when we were weak, we never become a burden on the world. How long would a country have to wait particularly when the transformational changes happening in that country affect a large part of the world," PM said.

    For how long will India be kept out of the decision-making structures of UN, he asked.

    18:42 (IST)26 Sep 2020
    India has been waiting for UN reforms for long: PM Modi

    But it is also true that the people of India have been waiting for a long time for the process for the reforms of the United Nations to get completed, said PM Modi at UNGA.

    PM Modi said that now people of India are concerned whether this reform-process will ever reach its logical conclusion. For how long will India be kept out of the decision-making structures of the United Nations?

    18:40 (IST)26 Sep 2020
    PM Modi questions UN's COVID response

    Over the last 8 to 9 months, the whole world has been battling the pandemic of the Coronavirus. Where is the United Nations in this joint fight against the pandemic? Where is its effective response? Reform in the responses, in the processes, and in the very character of the UN is the need of the hour. It is a fact that the faith & respect that the UN enjoys among the 1.3 billion people in India is unparalleled, PM Modi said.

    18:38 (IST)26 Sep 2020
    Several stellar achievements of UN

    If we were to make an objective assessment of the performance of UN over the last 75 years, we see several stellar achievements. But at the same time, there are also several instances that point to the need for a serious introspection of the work of the United Nations, says PM Modi

    18:36 (IST)26 Sep 2020
    Modi at UN: India is proud of the fact that it is one of the Founding Members of the United Nations

    India is proud of the fact that it is one of the Founding Members of the United Nations. On this historic occasion, I have come to this global platform to share the sentiments of 1.3 billion people of India, says PM Modi addresses United Nations General Assembly

    18:12 (IST)26 Sep 2020
    What will be India’s priorities as UNSC member?

    Global action on counter-terrorism: For strengthening global efforts, during the 75th session of UNGA India will be pushing for more transparency in the process of listing and delisting of entities. And also individuals in sanction committees.

    UN Peacekeeping mission: India is one of the largest Troop Contributing Country in the peacekeeping missions. Therefore, this time she will seek to engage deeply in finalizing of mandates for UN peacekeeping mission.

    A net health service provider: Will be promoting itself as a net health service provider and in this context, it will be highlighting its contribution to global efforts to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. As a pharmacy to the world, India has sent medical aid to almost 150 countries across the globe. READ More

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    17:50 (IST)26 Sep 2020
    PM Modi's speech at UNGA at 6.30 pm
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    17:40 (IST)26 Sep 2020
    75th UNGA theme

    This year the theme of the 75th UNGA is COVID-19 related: “The future we want, the United Nations we need, reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting the COVID-19 through effective multilateral action”.

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