TS Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 25 is one of the most anticipated speeches among world leaders.
Prime Minister Modi’s address is expected to be one of the most anticipated among world leaders. He has always addressed some of the world’s most pressing concerns, as well as matters of interest and concern to Stallholders in India, including some domestic accomplishments.
On September 25th morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the General Debate of the UNGA’s 76th session’s high-level segment. “Building resilience through hope to recover from COVID-19, Rebuild sustainably, Respond to the needs of the planet, Respect the rights of the people and Revitalize the United Nations” is the theme of this year’s General Debate.
The 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly began on September 14, and the high-level meeting will begin tomorrow.
As the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak continues to cast a shadow over this critical yearly gathering of world leaders, this is far from routine UNGA sessions.
According to Mr Tirumurti, the pandemic situation in the United States has improved slightly, as have the vaccine procedures that have been implemented. As a result, the UN was able to hold the 76th UNGA in a hybrid arrangement.
Apart from the COVID-19 pandemic and its humanitarian impact, he said, other issues such as the global economic slowdown and financing for development, terrorism and related issues, climate change, ongoing international conflicts, recent developments in Afghanistan, UNSC reform, and so on, could dominate the 76th UNGA.
Mr Tirumurti stated that India, as a leading voice for the developing world and a member of the Security Council, is expected to use its voice to address global issues such as climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals, equitable and affordable access to vaccines, poverty eradication and economic recovery, women’s empowerment and participation in government structures, and co-production.
Mr Tirumurti went on to say that India had done so in the past and will do so in the future.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the United States this week for the first in-person Quad Leaders Summit and to speak at the United Nations General Assembly.
He will also meet with US Vice President Joe Biden in a bilateral discussion. This will be PM Modi’s second trip abroad since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out. Earlier this year, he made his first such trip to Bangladesh.