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Narendra Modi UNGA speech Highlights: For how long will India be kept out of UN decision-making structures, asks PM

Narendra Modi UNGA speech Highlights: "Where is the United Nations in this joint fight against the pandemic? Where is its effective response?" PM Modi asked.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 26, 2020 7:38:49 pm
narendra modi unga speech, modi unga live updates, modi unga speech live, narendra modi united nations speech, narendra modi unga speech live updates, narendra modi on chinaPrime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: Screengrab/ Youtube @United Nations)

Narendra Modi UNGA speech Highlights: Addressing the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday pushed for the reforms in the global body. “Today, 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?” the Prime Minister asked.

The Prime Minister also questioned the role of United Nations in the battle against Covid-19 pandemic. “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?” he asked.

Since the UNGA this year is being held in the backdrop of the pandemic, it is being conducted mostly via virtual mode. The Prime Minister’s address was a pre-recorded video statement, broadcast at the UNGA hall in New York.

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The Prime Minister is currently scheduled as the first speaker in the forenoon session of Saturday. The theme of the 75th UNGA is “The future we want, the United Nations we need, reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism – confronting Covid-19 through effective multilateral action”.

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