Addressing the UN Financial and Social Council session by way of a video hyperlink, Modi mentioned the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the UN is a chance to evaluate its function and relevance in right now’s world.
PTI New York
Final Up to date: July 18, 2020, 12:53 AM IST
Asserting that solely reformed multilateralism can meet the aspirations of humanity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mentioned the United Nations was initially born from the furies of the Second World Struggle and the fury of the COVID-19 pandemic supplies the context for its “rebirth and reform.”
Addressing the high-level phase of the UN Financial and Social Council (ECOSOC) session by way of a video hyperlink, Modi mentioned the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the UN is a chance to evaluate its function and relevance in right now’s world.
Noting that quite a bit has modified since its formation, he mentioned the UN now brings collectively 193 member international locations and together with its membership, the expectations from the organisation have additionally grown.
On the similar time, multilateralism is dealing with many challenges, he mentioned within the tackle — his first since India was overwhelmingly elected as a non-permanent member of the highly effective Safety Council final month.
“India firmly believes that the trail to realize sustainable peace and prosperity is thru multilateralism…Nonetheless, multilateralism must symbolize the truth of the up to date world.
“Solely reformed multilateralism with a reformed United Nations at its centre can meet the aspirations of humanity,” Modi mentioned.
The prime minister urged all nations, whereas celebrating 75 years of the UN, to pledge to reform the worldwide multilateral system. He additionally referred to as for enhancing the UN’s relevance, its effectiveness, and to make it the idea of a brand new sort of human-centric globalisation.
“The United Nations was initially born from the furies of the Second World Struggle. In the present day, the fury of the pandemic supplies the context for its rebirth and reform. Allow us to not lose this opportunity,” he asserted.
Referring to the COVID-19 pandemic, Modi mentioned India has all the time prided itself as the primary responder within the area – a buddy in want.
“Be it earthquakes, cyclones or another pure or man-made disaster, India has responded with velocity and solidarity. In our joint combat in opposition to COVID, we’ve got prolonged medical and different help to over 150 international locations.
“We additionally helped create a SAARC COVID emergency fund in our neighbourhood,” he mentioned.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has severely examined the resilience of all nations. In India, we’ve got tried to make the combat in opposition to the pandemic a individuals’s motion, by combining the efforts of presidency and society,” he mentioned.
[Attribution to News18]